When you strangle someone, this is an example of when you choke him.
When you swallow wrong and you cannot breathe, this is an example of when you choke.
When traffic clogs the roads and makes driving impossible, this is an example of when traffic chokes the road.
When you make a mistake in a crucial moment in a sports event because you are nervous, this is an example of when you choke.
Choked by missing an easy putt on the final hole.
A choked voice.
To choke a cave passage with boulders and mud.
- To hold back (feelings, sobs, etc.).
- To swallow with difficulty.
- To bring to an end; end the growth of.
- To block up; clog.
- To fill too full.
- To hold a bat, golf club, etc. away from the end of the handle and closer toward the middle.
- To become unable to speak, act efficiently, etc., as because of fear, strong emotion, tension, etc.
Origin of choke
- Middle English choken short for achoken from Old English āceōcian ā- intensive pref. cēoce, cēace jaw, cheek
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition