Meaning of “choke” in the English Dictionary

"choke" in British English

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chokeverb

uk /tʃəʊk/ us /tʃoʊk/

choke verb (FAIL)

[ I ] 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.

Phrasal verb(s)

chokenoun [ C or U ]

uk /tʃəʊk/ us /tʃoʊk/

(Definition of “choke” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)