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v. choked, chok·ing, chokes
To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.
To have difficulty in breathing, swallowing, or speaking.
A manifestation of caisson disease or altitude sickness characterized by dyspnea, coughing, and choking.
To become ineffective because of tension or anxiety; choke up: I studied all night for my test and I totally choked (1980s+)