What is choke?

  • (noun): A coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current.
    Synonyms: choke coil, choking coil
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on choke, chokes:

Choke (firearms)
... In firearms, a choke is a tapered constriction of the gun barrel's bore at the muzzle end, almost always used with shotguns ... The exit end of the choke is smaller by some dimension than the actual bore of the barrel ... Generally the ranges for chokes will be 0.00-1.15 mm (0.00-0.045 inch), while the constriction for turkey chokes may be as much as 2.50 mm (0.10 inch) ...
Choke - Other Uses
... Choke Yasuoka (born 1973), wheelchair racer Choke pear (disambiguation), a variety of pear and a variety of gag Chokecherry, a suckering shrub or small tree, a species of bird ...

More definitions of "choke":

  • (verb): Cause to retch or choke.
    Synonyms: gag
  • (verb): Suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of.
    Synonyms: suffocate
  • (verb): Fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation.
    Example: "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"
  • (verb): Wring the neck of.
    Synonyms: scrag
  • (verb): Check or slow down the action or effect of.
    Example: "She choked her anger"
  • (verb): Breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion.
    Example: "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"
  • (verb): Reduce the air supply.
    Example: "Choke a carburetor"
    Synonyms: throttle
  • (verb): Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing.
    Synonyms: strangle
  • (verb): Become stultified, suppressed, or stifled.
    Synonyms: suffocate
  • (verb): Be too tight; rub or press.
    Example: "This neckband is choking the cat"
    Synonyms: gag, fret
  • (noun): A valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine.

Famous quotes containing the word choke:

    Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really repudiate it. We gulp down evil, choke at good.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Now ‘tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted;
    Suffer them now, and they’ll outgrow the garden,
    And choke the herbs for want of husbandry.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)