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Origin of choke

1150–1200; Middle English choken,cheken, variant of achoken, acheken,Old English ācēocian to suffocate; akin to Old Norse kōk gullet

OTHER WORDS FROM choke

choke·a·ble, adjectivein·ter·choke, verb (used with object), in·ter·choked, in·ter·chok·ing.un·choke·a·ble, adjectiveun·choked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for choke

choke
/ (tʃəʊk) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of choke

chokeable, adjective

Word Origin for choke

Old English ācēocian, of Germanic origin; related to cheek
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Medical definitions for choke

choke
[ chōk ]

v.
To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.
To have difficulty in breathing, swallowing, or speaking.
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