Choke


Choke

Choke may refer to:

  • Choking, obstruction of airflow into the lungs
    • Choke (horse), a condition in horses in which the esophagus is blocked
    • Choking game, a schoolyard game involving deprivation of oxygen to the brain
    • Chokehold, a grappling hold performed on the neck that serves to render the opponent unconscious
  • Choke (sports), a failure to win a competition after being expected to do so

In science and technology:

  • Choke (electronics), an inductor used to block signals of particular frequencies
  • Choked flow, a restriction of fluid flow under pressure, in which the fluid reaches sonic flow
  • Choke point, a constriction in a conduit or transport system, e.g. a narrowing of a road
  • Choke valve, a valve used to control the fuel-air mixture in internal combustion engines
  • Choke, a constriction in a shotgun barrel to control the blast pattern
  • Spreading and choking, a technique in printing for adjusting colors in the production of color separations
  • Damping (music) or Dampening, a guitar-playing technique in which the sound is reduced by pressing the palm against the strings

In entertainment:

Other uses:

  • Choke Yasuoka, a 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 cherry
  • Chowk (disambiguation) (pronounced as the English Choke), in Hindi-Urdu, is a place where paths intersect
  • Globe artichoke

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  • choke — bore [ (t)ʃɔkbɔr ] ou choke [ (t)ʃɔk ] n. m. • 1878; mot angl., de to choke « étrangler » et bore « âme d un fusil » ♦ Techn. Étranglement à l extrémité du canon d un fusil de chasse pour regrouper les plombs. Des choke bores. Adjt Un canon choke …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Choke — (ch[=o]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Choked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Choking}.] [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. [=a]ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.] 1. To render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or squeezing the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choke — [chōk] vt. choked, choking [ME choken, aphetic < OE vt. aceocian, to choke, prob. < base of ceoke, jaw, CHEEK] 1. to prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe or squeezing the throat of; strangle; suffocate; smother; stifle 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Choke (EP) — Choke EP by Kiss It Goodbye Released 1999 Genre Hardcore Label Revelation Records …   Wikipedia

  • choke — (v.) c.1300, aphetic of acheken (c.1200), from O.E. aceocian to choke (with intensive a ), probably from root of ceoke jaw, cheek. Related: Choked; choking. The noun is recorded from 1560s. Meaning valve which controls air to a carburetor first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Choke — [tʃoːk] der; s, s; ein Mechanismus im Auto, den man besonders bei kaltem Motor benutzt, um besser starten zu können <den Choke ziehen; mit gezogenem Choke fahren> …   Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • Choke — [tʃo:k, engl. tʃouk] der; s, s u. Choker der; s, <aus gleichbed. engl. choke zu to choke »drosseln, würgen«> Luftklappe im Vergaser (Kaltstarthilfe; Kfz Technik) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • choke up — {v.} 1a. To come near losing calmness or self control from strong feeling; be upset by your feelings. * /When one speaker after another praised John, he choked up and couldn t thank them./ * /When Father tried to tell me how glad he was to see me …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • choke up — {v.} 1a. To come near losing calmness or self control from strong feeling; be upset by your feelings. * /When one speaker after another praised John, he choked up and couldn t thank them./ * /When Father tried to tell me how glad he was to see me …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Choke — Choke, n. 1. A stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the feeling of strangulation. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gun.) (a) The tied end of a cartridge. (b) A constriction in the bore of a shotgun, case of a rocket, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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