- 1. choking, disorder, upset
- usage: a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)
- 2. choking, strangling, strangulation, throttling, suffocation, asphyxiation
- usage: the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
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- 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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