Synonyms of choke


1. choke, choke coil, choking coil, coil

usage: a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current

2. choke, valve

usage: a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine


1. choke, breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire

usage: breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"

2. choke, gag, fret, compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

usage: be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"

3. choke, scrag, compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

usage: wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"

4. choke, strangle, compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

usage: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

5. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate, suffer, hurt

usage: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

6. choke, fail, neglect

usage: fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"

7. choke, inhibit, bottle up, suppress

usage: check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger"

8. clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up

usage: become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"

9. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up

usage: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

10. suffocate, choke, become, turn

usage: become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"

11. suffocate, choke, stifle, dampen

usage: suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him"

12. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, change state, turn

usage: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

13. choke, throttle, enrich

usage: reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor"

14. gag, choke, sicken

usage: cause to retch or choke

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Definition and meaning of choke (Dictionary)