verb (used with object), choked, chok·ing.
verb (used without object), choked, chok·ing.
- to become or cause to become speechless, as from the effect of emotion or stress: She choked up over the sadness of the tale.
- to become too tense or nervous to perform well: Our team began to choke up in the last inning.
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Origin of choke
OTHER WORDS FROM chokechoke·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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Example sentences from the Web for choke
In practice, this left the states fighting for a limited number of supplies for tests while no one did anywhere near enough to fix the choke points along the supply chain that led to shortages in the first place.
So the choke point here is that a company has to apply for an EUA.One doctor’s campaign to stop a covid-19 vaccine being rushed through before Election Day|David Rotman|October 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
He then began to choke her, and as she lost consciousness it must have seemed that his might be the last face she would ever see.
According to their friend, producer/filmmaker Choke No Joke, it was over a mutual flame.
Shiomura continued to speak even though she had to choke back tears at one point.
A new Kimberley Process working group to monitor CAR might help focus attention on the guilty and choke the diamond flow.The Curse of CAR: Warlords, Blood Diamonds, and Dead Elephants|Christopher Day|May 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Banks must then ‘choke off’ those customers' access to financial services, shutting down their accounts.
Then he endeavoured to hum a tune; but his voice seemed to choke him.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
Somehow my heart seemed to rise up into my throat and choke me--we had accomplished it!Love Under Fire|Randall Parrish
I had never heard his voice so wonderfully beautiful before; but, my stars, the sadness of it made me choke!Friar Tuck|Robert Alexander Wason
He must speak out to the nations; he must unbusm himself, as Jeames would say, or choke and die.The Book of Snobs|William Makepeace Thackeray
He would have preferred to choke him, but valets were not commonly choked in the presence of young ladies.Good References|E. J. Rath