Hay 2 definiciones de choke en inglés:

choke1

Saltos de línea: choke
Pronunciación: /tʃəʊk
 
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1 [no object] (Of a person or animal) have severe difficulty in breathing because of a constricted or obstructed throat or a lack of air: Willie choked on a mouthful of tea
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  • My heart leapt into my throat and I practically choked on it.
  • Alex's voice got stuck in her throat and she nearly choked on nothing.
  • She woke, and as the cry died in her throat, she almost choked on it.
Sinónimos
gag, retch, cough, struggle for air, fight for breath, gasp
1.1 [with object] Cause (a person or animal) to choke: the toys contained parts that could choke a very young child
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  • The dog snapped its jaws open and closed inches from Rae's face and he could smell the animal's fetid breath, choking him, causing him to gag.
  • I would wake up fighting and trying to prevent someone from choking me.
  • Sometimes referred to as a chain or choke chain collar, if used properly it should never choke your dog.
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1.2 [with object] Prevent (a plant) from growing by depriving it of light, air, or nourishment: the bracken will choke the wild gladiolus
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  • Could you suggest a strategy for choking the weeds and getting the field to a pure stand of timothy or a mixture good for horses?
  • In a SAC area if a farmer wishes to kill off the ivy that is choking his trees or menacing his buildings, he is not free to do so.
  • In most of the urban areas, the avenue trees are choked to death as the tree base is completely covered by concrete slabs, leaving little space for aeration.
1.3 [with object] Prevent or inhibit the occurrence or development of: higher rates of interest choke off investment demand
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  • ‘This will no doubt become a factor choking the future development of the local real estate market,’ Hua said.
  • The noxious weed of clericalism has choked the development of a people's church.
  • Apart from choking growth in Germany, this increase had the unwelcome consequence of launching the euro at an inappropriately high level.
1.4 [no object] informal (In sports) fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest as a result of nervousness: we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch
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  • The Eagles are another team I predicted would choke, and they haven't thus far.
  • When they choke, most athletes prefer that no one notices, that the world sees it as a defeat unbesmirched by an inner surrender.
  • For years, Olson presided over talented teams that were notorious for choking in big games.
2 [with object] Fill (a space) so as to make movement difficult or impossible: the roads were choked with traffic
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  • Roads into the village were choked with traffic heading for the ever-popular event, which lined The Borough from end to end.
  • ‘The area is already choked with traffic but there is no solution to that in these plans,’ said Mr. Mayling.
  • The town is choked with traffic daily and the situation on the Northern bank holiday weekend really put the tin hat on things.
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3 [with object] Make (someone) speechless with a strong feeling or emotion: he was choked with fury
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  • People were choked with emotion from the start; they had come back to the spot where they had seen brothers, sisters, parents and friends die.
  • The unmistakable, overwhelming miasma of emotion that choked him and even threatened to stifle Rena too… it was guilt.
  • At the funeral mass all his young friends were choked with emotion as all the beautiful tributes were read out.
3.1 (usually be choked up) Cause (someone) to feel tearful or extremely upset: I was so choked up I started crying and couldn’t sing any more [no object]: I just choked up reading it
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  • C'mon, I dare you to listen without choking up just a little.
  • It was an overwhelming, mournful piece then when the city was still in shock; yesterday, I found myself choking up repeatedly and involuntarily as I walked around it.
  • Two years after losing my best friend to leukemia, I could finally smile at all the memories, instead of choking up.
3.2Suppress a strong emotion or the expression of such an emotion: Liz was choking back her anger
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  • By the end, you are left, like the lady from Flint, choking back tears of pain and fury.
  • The answer is nothing, but even if there was something to say, it would not have been able to come out of my mouth because I was choking back tears.
  • His voice sounded shaky, like he was choking back tears, but once he caught his bearings, he pressed his palm softly to my hair and bent to kiss my cheek.
Sinónimos
4 [with object] Enrich the fuel mixture in (a petrol engine) by reducing the intake of air: carbon monoxide results during a cold start, when an engine is choked

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1A valve in the carburettor of a petrol engine that is used to reduce the amount of air in the fuel mixture when the engine is started: an automatic choke [mass noun]: too much choke does not help
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  • They are used in a wide variety of applications, including throttle cables, emergency brakes, chokes and air intakes.
  • TKS uses a redesigned carburetor with an automatic fuel enrichment system instead of a traditional choke.
  • If the vehicle sees cold, hot, wet, and dry duty as well as on-track action, the carb should have a choke and vacuum secondaries.
1.1A knob which controls the choke in a carburettor: he pulled the choke out to its full extent
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  • They would opt to have their vehicles maintained and repaired, resulting in an increased demand for spare parts including tires, batteries, and chokes.
  • I'd rather have a manual choke than an automatic choke, though.
  • Indeed, even if you drove an old Mini everywhere in first gear with the choke full out and the handbrake on, you barely saw the inside of a petrol station from one year to the next.
2A narrowed part of a shotgun bore near the muzzle, serving to restrict the spread of the shot: many guns may not have the right choke a full choke gun
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  • When you're buying a used shotgun or a shotgun without removable chokes, don't believe the choke designation on any barrel until it has been measured with a bore gauge.
  • For most 12-gauges shooting lead shot, turkey chokes have IDs of.665 -.640.
  • Because hard steel shot lacks the easy flowing characteristics of lead shot through forcing cones and tight chokes, older guns could not handle it without some damage to their barrels.
3An inductance coil used to smooth the variations of an alternating current or to alter its phase.
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  • They are widely used in transformers for the electrical power industry and for transformers, chokes, and other components in the electronics industry.
  • The HX1148 module features a centre-tapped inductor on the transmit channel for the most EMI-sensitive applications, while the HX1178 has both chokes on the media side.
  • Mobile phones, computers, electronic chokes and a model helicopter are some of the things that will be dismantled and assembled for the children.
4An act or the sound of a person or animal having difficulty in breathing: a little choke of laughter
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  • He laughed softly, the sound more like a choke than a pleasurable noise.
  • But her tears were not escorted with chokes or quick breaths, like before.
  • The light shone over the man's features, and Connolly breathed a horrible choke.

Origen

Middle English: from Old English ācēocian (verb), from cēoce (see cheek).

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Hay 2 definiciones de choke en inglés:

choke2

Saltos de línea: choke
Pronunciación: /tʃəʊk
 
/

sustantivo

The inedible mass of silky fibres at the centre of a globe artichoke.
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  • Cut the artichokes in half and remove the hairy inner choke and any hard leaves, leaving only the tender base.
  • Beat the artichokes gently with your hand so that they open just enough for you to see if there is any choke.
  • With a sharp silver teaspoon scrape out the choke, which would later have become the beautiful purple flower if left on the bush.

Origen

late 17th century: probably a confusion of the ending of artichoke with choke1.

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