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Present participle for to struggle for air or breath, typically due to an obstruction of one's windpipe
“If you choke after swallowing, you or your helper should try to remove any food visible in your mouth.”
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Present participle for to suffocate someone, typically through strangulation or asphyxiation
“Marcela looked like she was going to choke him with his own legs.”
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Present participle for to block or clog up a space or opening
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“A small rootlet can grow into a mass of roots that entirely choke the pipes.”
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Present participle for to cry or become teary with emotion
“I choke with tears that well up from my little heart.”
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Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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Present participle for to fill (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.) with a large amount of something
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Present participle for to stop, hinder or impede the flow or progress of
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Present participle for to reduce in size, especially through the application of pressure
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Present participle for to make a husky, squawking noise
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Present participle for to overwhelm or inundate with people, animals or things
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Present participle for to extinguish a flame or fire
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Present participle for to retch or (nearly) vomit from feeling nauseous
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Present participle for to stop talking, to shut up
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Present participle for to suppress the noise or speech of
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Present participle for to consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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Present participle for to inundate or submerge, especially in water
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Present participle for to overwhelm with emotion
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Present participle for to perform a task incompetently
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Present participle for to spread or pervade throughout
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Present participle for to force (something) into or through a restricted space
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Present participle for to obligate to do something
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Present participle for to subdue or hurt physically or violently
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The act or state of narrowing in size or space
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The state of being congested
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Lack of oxygen
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Death due to lack of oxygen
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Something that encumbers progress or movement
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Adjective
Gasping for breath, typically due to exertion
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Excessively sentimental or emotional
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Having an unpleasant or noxious smell
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