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Definition of choke:

  1. A constriction in the bore of a shotgun, case of a rocket, etc.
  2. A stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the feeling of strangulation.
  3. The tied end of a cartridge.
  4. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
  5. To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.
  6. To have the windpipe stopped; to have a spasm of the throat, caused by stoppage or irritation of the windpipe; to be strangled.
  7. To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
  8. To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.
  9. To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.
  10. To render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or squeezing the windpipe; to stifle; to suffocate; to strangle.

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