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 for choke
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Choke \Choke\, v. i.
     1. To have the windpipe stopped; to have a spasm of the
        throat, caused by stoppage or irritation of the windpipe;
        to be strangled.
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     2. To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.
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              The words choked in his throat.       --Sir W.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Choke \Choke\, n.
     1. A stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the
        feeling of strangulation.
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     2. (Gun.)
        (a) The tied end of a cartridge.
        (b) A constriction in the bore of a shotgun, case of a
            rocket, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Choke \Choke\ (ch[=o]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Choked; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Choking.] [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. [=a]ceocian
     to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]
     1. To render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or
        squeezing the windpipe; to stifle; to suffocate; to
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              With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder.
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     2. To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to
        block up. --Addison.
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     3. To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.;
        to stifle.
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              Oats and darnel choke the rising corn. --Dryden.
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     4. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or
        strong feeling. "I was choked at this word." --Swift.
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     5. To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the
        barrel of a shotgun.
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     To choke off, to stop a person in the execution of a
        purpose; as, to choke off a speaker by uproar.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in
           electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate
           alternating current [syn: choke, choke coil, choking
      2: a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of
         a gasoline engine
      v 1: breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a
           strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke
           about her deceased husband"
      2: be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the
         cat" [syn: choke, gag, fret]
      3: wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent" [syn:
         choke, scrag]
      4: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing [syn:
         choke, strangle]
      5: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he
         swallowed a fishbone and gagged" [syn: gag, choke,
         strangle, suffocate]
      6: fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The
         team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the
         coach and the audience"
      7: check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her
      8: become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our
         drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up" [syn:
         clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest,
         choke, foul] [ant: unclog]
      9: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of;
         "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children" [syn:
         suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke]
      10: become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is
          suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the
          small village" [syn: suffocate, choke]
      11: suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of;
          "His job suffocated him" [syn: suffocate, choke]
      12: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and
          functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer";
          "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went
          peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of
          102" [syn: die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass
          away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's
          chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop
          dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it] [ant: be
      13: reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor" [syn: choke,
      14: cause to retch or choke [syn: gag, choke]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  222 Moby Thesaurus words for "choke":
     OD, asphyxia, asphyxiate, asphyxiation, bake, bang, bar, barricade,
     batten, batten down, be in heat, be killed, bind, blaze, block,
     block up, blockade, bloom, blow out, boil, bolt, broil, bung,
     burke, burking, burn, button, button up, caulk, charge, chink,
     chock, choke off, choke up, choking, clap, clog, clog up, close,
     close off, close tight, close up, combust, congest, constipate,
     constrict, contain, contract, cook, cork, cover, cram, crowd,
     cut off, dam, dam up, damp, debar, deny, discourage, dissuade, dog,
     douse, drench, drown, drowning, dumbfound, extinguish, famish,
     fasten, fill, fill up, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flicker,
     flush, fold, fold up, foul, frustrate, fry, gag, garotte, garrote,
     garrotte, gasp, glow, glut, gluttonize, gorge, heap, hush,
     hush-hush, incandesce, jam, jam-pack, key, killing, latch,
     liver death, load, lock, lock out, lock up, megadeath, muffle,
     muzzle, obstipate, obstruct, obviate, occlude, out, overburden,
     overcharge, overfeed, overfill, overlade, overload, overstuff,
     overweight, pack, padlock, pant, parch, pile, plug, plug up, plumb,
     prohibit, put down, put out, put to silence, quash, quell, quench,
     quiet, quieten, radiate heat, repress, restrain, roast, satiate,
     saturate, scald, scorch, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, seethe,
     serum death, shimmer with heat, shush, shut, shut down on,
     shut off, shut out, shut the door, shut tight, shut up, silence,
     simmer, slack, slam, smolder, smother, smotheration, smothering,
     snap, snuff, snuff out, soak, soft-pedal, spark, spile, squash,
     squeeze, squeeze shut, squelch, stamp out, stanch, starvation,
     starve, stay, steam, stench, stew, stifle, stifling, still, stop,
     stop the breath, stop up, stopper, stopple, strangle, strangling,
     strangulate, strangulation, strike dumb, stuff, stuff up,
     suffocate, suffocation, supercharge, supersaturate, suppress,
     surcharge, surfeit, sweat, swelter, throttle, throttling, toast,
     trample out, trample underfoot, violent death, watery grave,
     zip up, zipper

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      [common] To reject input, often ungracefully. ?NULs make System V's lpr(1)
      choke.? ?I tried building an EMACS binary to use X, but cpp(1) choked
      on all those #defines.? See barf, vi.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      To fail to process input or, more generally, to fail
     at any endeavor.
     E.g. "NULs make System V's "lpr(1)" choke."  See barf,
     [{Jargon File]

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