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chokeverb

uk   /tʃəʊk/  us   /tʃoʊk/
  • choke verb (STOP BREATHING)

[I or T] If you choke, or if something chokes you, you ​stopbreathing because something is ​blockingyourthroat: She choked to ​death on a ​fishbone. Children can choke onpeanuts. Peanuts can choke a ​smallchild. [T] to make someone ​stopbreathing by ​pressingtheirthroat with the ​hands
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chokenoun [C or U]

uk   /tʃəʊk/  us   /tʃoʊk/
(Definition of choke from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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