After further agitation, Innis chokes Metzger and mayhem ensues.
Walt actually takes the bike lock and chokes Krazy-8 (Maximinio Arciniega) with it.
Exhausted from the chronic pain that pulsates through her body day and night, she chokes up on the phone.
She reluctantly gulps it down, chokes, and allows little rivers of green juice to dribble from the corner of her mouth.
Its insidious reach enters into medical offices and chokes off the free-speech rights of the people trying to work there.
And it gets into her eyes and chokes her, poor dear; but blow her if she won't be as Bohemian as anybody.
When it comes to putting his hand in his pocket—it chokes him off.
Once it gets its deadly grip on a victim, it keeps on tightening and tightening until it chokes the life out of it.
"If he tries to eat me alive I hope he chokes," I answered to that.
"Hate is the thing that comes up in my throat and chokes me when I think of tyranny," interrupted the boy, his eyes darkening.
c.1300, transitive, "to strangle;" late 14c., "to make to suffocate," of persons as well as swallowed objects, a shortening of acheken (c.1200), from Old English aceocian "to choke, suffocate" (with intensive a-), probably from root of ceoke "jaw, cheek" (see cheek (n.)).
Intransitive sense from c.1400. Meaning "gasp for breath" is from early 15c. Figurative use from c.1400, in early use often with reference to weeds stifling the growth of useful plants (a Biblical image). Meaning "to fail in the clutch" is attested by 1976, American English. Related: Choked; choking. Choke-cherry (1785) supposedly so called for its astringent qualities. Johnson also has choke-pear "Any aspersion or sarcasm, by which another person is put to silence." Choked up "overcome with emotion and unable to speak" is attested by 1896. The baseball batting sense is by 1907.
1560s, "quinsy," from choke (v.). Meaning "action of choking" is from 1839. Meaning "valve which controls air to a carburetor" first recorded 1926.
A manifestation of caisson disease or altitude sickness characterized by dyspnea, coughing, and choking.
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.
To become ineffective because of tension or anxiety; choke up: I studied all night for my test and I totally choked (1980s+)