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choke


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choke  \Choke\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  have  the  windpipe  stopped;  to  have  a  spasm  of  the 
  throat,  caused  by  stoppage  or  irritation  of  the  windpipe; 
  to  be  strangled. 
 
  2.  To  be  checked,  as  if  by  choking;  to  stick. 
 
  The  words  choked  in  his  throat.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choke  \Choke\,  n. 
  1.  A  stoppage  or  irritation  of  the  windpipe,  producing  the 
  feeling  of  strangulation. 
 
  2.  (Gun.) 
  a  The  tied  end  of  a  cartridge. 
  b  A  constriction  in  the  bore  of  a  shotgun,  case  of  a 
  rocket,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choke  \Choke\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Choked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Choking}.]  [OE.  cheken,  choken;  cf  AS  [=a]ceocian  to 
  suffocate,  Icel.  koka  to  gulp,  E.  chincough  cough.] 
  1.  To  render  unable  to  breathe  by  filling,  pressing  upon  or 
  squeezing  the  windpipe;  to  stifle;  to  suffocate;  to 
  strangle. 
 
  With  eager  feeding  food  doth  choke  the  feeder. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  obstruct  by  filling  up  or  clogging  any  passage;  to 
  block  up  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  hinder  or  check,  as  growth,  expansion,  progress,  etc.; 
  to  stifle. 
 
  Oats  and  darnel  choke  the  rising  corn.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  affect  with  a  sense  of  strangulation  by  passion  or 
  strong  feeling.  ``I  was  choked  at  this  word.''  --Swift. 
 
  5.  To  make  a  choke,  as  in  a  cartridge,  or  in  the  bore  of  the 
  barrel  of  a  shotgun. 
 
  {To  choke  off},  to  stop  a  person  in  the  execution  of  a 
  purpose;  as  to  choke  off  a  speaker  by  uproar. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  choke 
  n  1:  a  coil  of  low  resistance  and  high  inductance  used  in 
  electrical  circuits  to  pass  direct  current  and  attenuate 
  alternating  current  [syn:  {choke  coil},  {choking  coil}] 
  2:  a  valve  that  controls  the  flow  of  air  into  the  carburetor  of 
  a  gasoline  engine 
  v  1:  breathe  with  great  difficulty,  as  when  experiencing  a  strong 
  emotion;  "She  choked  with  emotion  when  she  spoke  about 
  her  deceased  husband" 
  2:  be  too  tight;  rub  or  press;  "This  neckband  is  chocking  the 
  cat"  [syn:  {gag},  {fret}] 
  3:  wring  the  neck  of  "The  man  choked  his  opponent"  [syn:  {scrag}] 
  4:  constrict  (someone's)  throat  and  keep  from  breathing 
  5:  struggle  for  breath  [syn:  {gag},  {suffocate}] 
  6:  check  or  slow  down  the  action  or  effect  of  "She  choked  her 
  anger" 
  7:  become  or  cause  to  become  obstructed;  "The  leaves  clog  our 
  drains  in  the  Fall";  "The  water  pipe  is  backed  up"  [syn:  {clog}, 
  {choke  off},  {clog  up},  {back  up},  {congest},  {foul}] 
  [ant:  {unclog}] 
  8:  die  (colloquial);  "The  old  man  finally  kicked  the  bucket" 
  [syn:  {kick  the  bucket},  {buy  the  farm},  {conk},  {drop 
  dead},  {pop  off},  {croak},  {snuff  it},  {die  suddenly},  {die 
  unexpectedly}] 
  9:  reduce  the  air  supply;  of  carburetors  [syn:  {throttle}] 
  10:  kill  by  constricting  the  throat  and  preventing  from 
  breathing;  "Othello  suffocated  Desdemona  with  a  pillow" 
  [syn:  {suffocate}] 
  11:  cause  to  retch  or  choke  [syn:  {gag}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  choke  v.  1.  [common]  To  reject  input,  often  ungracefully. 
  "NULs  make  System  V's  `lpr(1)'  choke."  "I  tried  building  an  {EMACS} 
  binary  to  use  {X},  but  `cpp(1)'  choked  on  all  those  `#define's."  See 
  {barf},  {gag},  {vi}.  2.  [MIT]  More  generally,  to  fail  at  any 
  endeavor,  but  with  some  flair  or  bravado;  the  popular  definition  is 
  "to  snatch  defeat  from  the  jaws  of  victory." 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  choke 
 
  1.  To  reject  input,  often  ungracefully.  "NULs  make  System  V's 
  "lpr(1)"  choke."  "I  tried  building  an  {Emacs}  binary  to  use 
  {X},  but  "cpp(1)"  choked  on  all  those  "#define"s."  See 
  {barf},  {gag}. 
 
  2.  [MIT]  More  generally,  to  fail  at  any  endeavor,  but  with 
  some  flair  or  bravado;  the  popular  definition  is  "to  snatch 
  defeat  from  the  jaws  of  victory." 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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