Meaning of “choke” in the English Dictionary

"choke" in British English

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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

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)