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English definition of “choke”

choke

noun [C or U]     /tʃəʊk/ US  /tʃoʊk/
a device in a motor vehicle that changes the amount of air going into the engine, allowing more fuel compared to air to go in and therefore making the engine easier to startThe interior of vehiclesThe engine and engine partsEngines and motors
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