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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 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.
[T] to make someone stop breathing by pressing their throat 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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