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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n choking the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
    • n choking a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Choked and strangled by the foul breath of the chimneys over there." "Choked and strangled by the foul breath of the chimneys over there."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
    • Choking Indistinct in utterance, as the voice of a person affected with strong emotion.
    • Choking That chokes; producing the feeling of strangulation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every year approximately 3,000 people choke to death
    • choking Causing suffocation; tending to choke or suffocate.
    • choking Obstructed or indistinct in utterance; gasping: as, to speak with a choking voice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pope Adrian VI choked to death after a fly got stuck in his throat as he was taking a drink from a fountain
    • Choking suffocation
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  • Arabian Proverb
    Arabian Proverb
    “He who eats alone chokes alone.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Big mouthfuls often choke.”
  • Maya Angelou
    “My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.”
  • Matthew Arnold
    “But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will.”
  • Liam Neeson
    Liam Neeson
    “In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know?”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from sound.


In literature:

The room was filled with dense, pungent smoke and dust that choked and blinded us.
"Combed Out" by Fritz August Voigt
His voice was choked with emotion.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
With a choking sound, Miss Childe got into the car.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
No other woman had ever caused him a choking pang like this.
"The Harbor Master" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
David choked when he ate with them that night.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
Burr gave a choking cry of horror.
"Madelon" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He would make her, if he had to choke the woman to death to get her secret!
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
He gripped with desperate earnestness, tried to speak, and choked.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
I'll choke the wind out of him yet!
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
Her heart pounded sickeningly, and hurt pride and rising anger choked her for an instant.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
She choked with joy, she choked with pain.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
But the crowning insult of calling these beautiful women "beasts" stuck in his gorge and he nearly choked.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
He looked as if he might kill me, choke me to death, anything!
"The Winning Clue" by James Hay, Jr.
The infant bawled and choked and kicked its safety-pins loose.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Choking with anger he warned him not to go too far.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
The first good result will be the choking-off of all the Scotch and Manx fishermen who infest our seas.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Amelia choked and came awake.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Mine went glimmering, and I hope it half choked that villainous crowd.
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
He fairly chokes one off.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Gasping for breath, she is like to choke.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet

In poetry:

Sense gazing but on flinty rocks,
My hope and expectation chokes:
But could I, skill'd in Abram's art,
O'erlook my dead and barren heart;
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
I, too, have touch'd Queen Mary's robe,
With well-shaped Darnley nigh;
Have heard the murder'd Rizzio sob
With blood-choked, helpless cry.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
There, amid the wheel's dull droning
And the heavy, choking air,
Strength's repining, labour's groaning,
And the throttling of despair,—
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
I would know thy brightening lobes
And the lap of thy watery bars
Though space were choked with globes
And the night were blind with stars!
"To My Mother Earth" by George MacDonald
Cover his head with a scarlet cloak,
And run to your scarlet strife,
Show me that blood and leave me, where white
Snows choke Out the life.
"Red" by Leon Gellert
Mourn, mourn, day is with darkness fled,
What heavn's then governs earth,
O none, but hell in heaven's stead,
Choke with his mists our mirth.
"Mourn, Mourn, Day Is With Darkness Fled" by John Dowland

In news:

Lindsay Lohan is vowing to get even with Christian LaBella, the Congressional aide she said choked her in order to retrieve his cell phone.
Judging by the email I received this morning, I missed a late night meeting involving Universal Choke Sign, the manager from Harry Davids, the rep from Jager, and a goat.
Toothbrush Can Chip Teeth and Cause Choking.
And, yes, a mad, desperate world choked with reproduction and reprobation could hardly be expected to resist such a high-concept commercial incantation.
Fisher-Price is recalling 11 million tricycles , high chairs and other toys after reports of children being cut or choking on various parts of the toys/gear.
Tasty, but untended vines choke out the garden, topple the fence and eventually cover the house.
Jets Coaching Staff Chokes Again.
A Deruyter man is accused of choking a woman until she was unconscious .
He's accused of choking the woman into unconsciousness following a domestic dispute at their home.
The EPA is choking democracy.
From the rural heartlands to traffic-choked cities, Vietnam Electricity Group is hard to miss.
FDNY calendar hunk Taylor Murphy came to court for his bizarre Manhattan assault trial with a very special friend today -- not the glamorous blonde transsexual he's accused of choking, but the.
The forces of bigotry score a victory with yesterday's Chick-fil-A chicken choking.
Man choked to death in roach-eating contest.
According to the search warrant, doctors told police there was no evidence of her choking on anything.

In science:

Regardless of whether the jet finally penetrates through the envelope or gets choked, it will generate strong multi-TeV neutrino signals172 .
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems & Prospects
It is plausible that in a larger cell, an even smaller concentration of 3He could pinch off the winding exchanges (or supercurrent) by going to choke positions not present in our small cell, thus giving better agreement with the experimental findings of a critical 3He concentration of 0.1%.
Superfluidity of Dense $^4$He in Vycor
The jets which successfully penetrate through the stellar envelope result in GRBs (γ -ray bright bursts) and the jets which choke inside the stars do not produce GRBs (γ -ray dark bursts).
Gamma-Ray Bursts
In the the case of a choked burst (electromagnetically undetectable) no direct detection of neutrinos from individual sources is possible.
Gamma-Ray Bursts
In the real trap cavity, the perturbation caused by the small space between the electrodes is minimized by the use of “choke flanges” – small channels that tend to reflect the radiation leaking out of the trap back to cancel itself, and thus to minimize the losses from the trap.
Cavity Control of a Single-Electron Quantum Cyclotron:\\Measuring the Electron Magnetic Moment
McKinney, J.C., Tchekhovskoy, A. and Blandford, R.D., “General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Magnetically Choked Accretion Flows around Black Holes”, Mon.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
However, penetrating and choked jets will produce, by photomeson interactions of accelerated protons, a burst of & 5 TeV neutrinos while propagating in the envelope (Razzaque et al. 2004).
Very High Energy Neutrinos Originating from Kaons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
One possible additional class of sources without direct photon signatures is choked bursts, which would emit precursor neutrinos like a conventional GRB, but have no γ -ray emission or prompt neutrinos because the fireball never escapes from the interior of the stellar progenitor (Mesz ´aros and Waxman 2001).
Search for neutrino-induced cascades from gamma-ray bursts with AMANDA
The rolling analysis cuts are n ot optimized for the energy spectrum predicted for choked bursts, which peaks at a few TeV rather than ∼100 TeV.
Search for neutrino-induced cascades from gamma-ray bursts with AMANDA
The MRF calculated for this model is 72, assuming a choked burst rate 100 times greater than the rate of conventional GRBs (tied to the rate of type II supernovae) and assuming the progenitor to have an external hydrogen envelope (Razzaque et al. 2003a).
Search for neutrino-induced cascades from gamma-ray bursts with AMANDA
We present MRFs for the Waxman-Bahcall model, the supranova model, a choked-burst model and Murase and Nagataki Model A.
Search for neutrino-induced cascades from gamma-ray bursts with AMANDA
Previously, different choke positions of a triple-stub-tuner (TST) were used to match the impedance of the waveguide to that of the cavity for a range of frequencies .
Preliminary Results from Recent Measurements of the Antiprotonic Helium Hyperfine Structure
Both of these solutions are unacceptable, as the first one creates a huge overhead for each new organisation wishing to join the coalition, and the second one creates choke points which limits communication bandwidth between the agents.
Common Representation of Information Flows for Dynamic Coalitions
The phenomenal success of Bittorent hinges on the use of simple bilateral tit-for-tat rule , by which a client would choke its upload to another client who is found not uploading in return.
Exploring Network Economics