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English definition of “choke”


verb (STOP BREATHING)    /tʃəʊk/ US  /tʃoʊk/
[I or T] If you choke, or if something chokes you, you stop breathing because something is blocking your throat : She choked to death on a fish bone . Children can choke on peanuts . Peanuts can choke a small child .Breathing and stopping breathing [T] to make someone stop breathing by pressing their throat with the hands Breathing and stopping breathing
(Definition of choke verb (STOP BREATHING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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