Put a stop to, throttle, as in Higher interest rates are choking off the real estate boom. [Early 1800s]
Stop someone from speaking or complaining, as in Throughout the debate the congressman had to be choked off to give the other candidate a chance to speak. [Slang; late 1800s]
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Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
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A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It's good for nothing but to choke a man and fill him full of smoke and embers.
Jean was to be an architect—God knows why—but Aristide settled it, definitely, off-hand.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
He felt that to eat would choke him, but forced himself to take a sip of coffee and a bit of corn bread.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
In favorable parts of the trail he must do better than that, to off-set losses of time where the going was most difficult.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews