Meaning of “choke” - Learner’s Dictionary

choke

verb uk us /tʃəʊk/
STOP BREATHING [ I, T ]

If you choke, or if something chokes you, you stop breathing because something is blocking your throat:

Children can choke on peanuts.
FILL [ T ] ( also choke up)

to fill something such as a road or pipe so that nothing can pass through:

[ often passive ] The roads were choked with traffic.

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