Synonyms for (noun) choke

Synonyms: choke

Definition: a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

Similar words: valve

Definition: control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid


Synonyms: choke, choke coil, choking coil

Definition: a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current

Similar words: coil

Definition: reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit

Synonyms for (verb) choke

Synonyms: choke

Definition: breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion

Usage: She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband

Similar words: suspire, take a breath, breathe, respire

Definition: draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

Usage: I can breathe better when the air is clean; The patient is respiring


Synonyms: gag, choke

Definition: cause to retch or choke

Similar words: sicken

Definition: make sick or ill

Usage: This kind of food sickens me


Synonyms: choke, gag, suffocate, strangle

Definition: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

Usage: he swallowed a fishbone and gagged

Similar words: hurt, suffer

Definition: feel pain or be in pain


Synonyms: strangle, choke

Definition: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

Similar words: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle


Synonyms: throttle, choke

Definition: reduce the air supply

Usage: choke a carburetor

Similar words: enrich

Definition: make better or improve in quality

Usage: The experience enriched her understanding; enriched foods


Synonyms: snuff it, buy the farm, choke, cash in one's chips, pop off, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, go, pass, pass away, perish, die, decease, conk, drop dead, croak, exit, expire

Definition: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Usage: She died from cancer; The children perished in the fire; The patient went peacefully; The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: suffocate, choke

Definition: suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

Usage: His job suffocated him

Similar words: dampen, stifle

Definition: smother or suppress

Usage: Stifle your curiosity


Synonyms: choke, suffocate

Definition: become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

Usage: He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village

Similar words: become, turn

Definition: undergo a change or development

Usage: The water turned into ice; Her former friend became her worst enemy; He turned traitor


Synonyms: choke, stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

Definition: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

Usage: The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

Similar words: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Definition: block passage through

Usage: obstruct the path


Synonyms: clog, clog up, choke, choke off, congest, foul, back up

Definition: become or cause to become obstructed

Usage: The leaves clog our drains in the Fall; The water pipe is backed up

Similar words: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Definition: block passage through

Usage: obstruct the path


Synonyms: fret, gag, choke

Definition: be too tight; rub or press

Usage: This neckband is choking the cat

Similar words: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle


Synonyms: choke, scrag

Definition: wring the neck of

Usage: The man choked his opponent

Similar words: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle


Synonyms: choke

Definition: check or slow down the action or effect of

Usage: She choked her anger

Similar words: inhibit, suppress, bottle up

Definition: control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior


Synonyms: choke

Definition: fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation

Usage: The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience

Similar words: fail, neglect

Definition: fail to do something; leave something undone

Usage: She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib; The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account