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English definition of “choke”

choke

verb [I] (FAIL)    /tʃəʊk/ US  /tʃoʊk/ (also choke it) informal
(usually in sports) to fail to do something at a time when it is urgent, usually because you suddenly lose confidence: He could score points at will during the qualifying matches, but in the final he completely choked.Failing and doing badly
(Definition of choke verb (FAIL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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