Some articles on choke, chokes:
... 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 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): Die.
Synonyms: kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, croak, snuff it
- (verb): Cause to retch or choke.
- (verb): Suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of.
- (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.
- (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): Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of.
Synonyms: suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate
- (verb): Reduce the air supply.
Example: "Choke a carburetor"
- (verb): Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing.
- (verb): Become or cause to become obstructed.
Synonyms: clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, foul
- (verb): Become stultified, suppressed, or stifled.
- (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 (18791955)
“Now tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted;
Suffer them now, and theyll outgrow the garden,
And choke the herbs for want of husbandry.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)