What are some alternative words for choke?

Synonyms for choketʃoʊk

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term choke.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. choke, choke coil, choking coil(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    choke coil, choking coil, choke

  2. choke(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    choke coil, choking coil

  3. choke(verb)

    breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion

    "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"

    Synonyms:
    go, perish, asphyxiate, drop dead, conk, croak, clog up, decease, gag, pass away, cash in one's chips, fret, congest, kick the bucket, throttle, give-up the ghost, clog, exit, choke off, pop off, buy the farm, pass, suffocate, die, foul, stifle, expire, snuff it, back up, strangle, scrag

  4. choke, gag, fret(verb)

    be too tight; rub or press

    "This neckband is choking the cat"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, muzzle, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, rub, clog, rankle, conk, eat away, asphyxiate, eat into, erode, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, chafe, quip, go, scratch, heave, pass, choke off, fuss, die, suffocate, niggle, gall, exit, congest, scrag, grate, retch, stifle, fray

  5. choke, scrag(verb)

    wring the neck of

    "The man choked his opponent"

    Synonyms:
    garrote, drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, go, pass, choke off, garotte, die, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, garrotte, stifle

  6. choke, strangle(verb)

    constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, halter, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, strangulate, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, hamper, go, pass, choke off, cramp, die, smother, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, muffle, stifle

  7. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate(verb)

    struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

    "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, muzzle, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, halter, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, strangulate, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, quip, hamper, go, heave, pass, choke off, cramp, die, smother, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, muffle, retch, stifle

  8. choke(verb)

    fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation

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

    Synonyms:
    go, perish, asphyxiate, drop dead, conk, croak, clog up, decease, gag, pass away, cash in one's chips, fret, congest, kick the bucket, throttle, give-up the ghost, clog, exit, choke off, pop off, buy the farm, pass, suffocate, die, foul, stifle, expire, snuff it, back up, strangle, scrag

  9. choke(verb)

    check or slow down the action or effect of

    "She choked her anger"

    Synonyms:
    go, perish, asphyxiate, drop dead, conk, croak, clog up, decease, gag, pass away, cash in one's chips, fret, congest, kick the bucket, throttle, give-up the ghost, clog, exit, choke off, pop off, buy the farm, pass, suffocate, die, foul, stifle, expire, snuff it, back up, strangle, scrag

  10. clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul(verb)

    become or cause to become obstructed

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

    Synonyms:
    contaminate, drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, buy the farm, give-up the ghost, clot, choke, foul, throttle, support, cash in one's chips, fret, befoul, kick the bucket, expire, choke off, back, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, asphyxiate, defile, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, maculate, back down, go, choke down, constipate, pass, exit, back off, die, pollute, suffocate, overload, congest, scrag, stifle, choke back

  11. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke(verb)

    impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

    "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, dampen, go, pass, choke off, die, smother, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, muffle, stifle

  12. suffocate, choke(verb)

    become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

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

    Synonyms:
    go, perish, asphyxiate, drop dead, conk, croak, clog up, decease, gag, pass away, cash in one's chips, fret, congest, kick the bucket, throttle, give-up the ghost, clog, exit, choke off, pop off, buy the farm, pass, suffocate, smother, die, choke, foul, stifle, expire, snuff it, back up, strangle, scrag

  13. suffocate, choke(verb)

    suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

    "His job suffocated him"

    Synonyms:
    go, perish, asphyxiate, drop dead, conk, croak, clog up, decease, gag, pass away, cash in one's chips, fret, congest, kick the bucket, throttle, give-up the ghost, clog, exit, choke off, pop off, buy the farm, pass, suffocate, smother, die, choke, foul, stifle, expire, snuff it, back up, strangle, scrag

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

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

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    fall, function, come about, perish, murmur, give way, elapse, hold out, pass out, run, go past, lead, top, give out, put across, go by, devolve, conk out, operate, cronk, travel, occur, last, die, scrag, fade, go away, excrete, reach, go, move, spend, rifle, slide by, asphyxiate, foul, breathe out, turn over, run low, die out, plump, legislate, happen, egest, fret, authorise, exceed, fleet, pass away, get out, drop dead, overstep, endure, give, draw, make it, congest, blend in, run short, pop off, get going, locomote, back up, choke off, expire, make pass, suffocate, grumble, slip away, authorize, live, return, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, go out, fail, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, lapse, belong, mutter, clog, pass off, give-up the ghost, go bad, become flat, survive, blow over, get, take place, gag, snuff it, overhaul, throttle, become, go through, evanesce, live on, communicate, hand, croak, clog up, run out, choke, swoon, fit, go across, sound, overtake, transcend, glide by, gnarl, exhale, extend, start, depart, decease, faint, stifle, pall, pass, proceed, break down, clear, exit, conk, stall, travel by, buy the farm, hold up, pass along, break, go along, surpass, guide, pass by, leave, strangle, work, pass on

  15. choke, throttle(verb)

    reduce the air supply

    "choke a carburetor"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, asphyxiate, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, die, fret, restrict, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, trammel, croak, clog, conk, strangulate, kick the bucket, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, go, pass, choke off, confine, restrain, bound, suffocate, exit, congest, limit, scrag, cash in one's chips, stifle

  16. gag, choke(verb)

    cause to retch or choke

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, muzzle, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, quip, go, heave, pass, choke off, die, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, retch, stifle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. choke

    To obstruct is literally to build up against; the road is obstructed by fallen trees; the passage of liquid through a tube is obstructed by solid deposits. We may hinder one's advance by following and clinging to him; we obstruct his course by standing in his way or putting a barrier across his path. Anything that makes one's progress slower, whether from within or from without, impedes; an obstruction is always from without. To arrest is to cause to stop suddenly; obstructing the way may have the effect of arresting progress. Compare HINDER; IMPEDIMENT.

    Synonyms:
    arrest, bar, barricade, check, clog, embarrass, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, retard, stay, stop

    Antonyms:
    accelerate, advance, aid, clear, facilitate, forward, free, further, open, pave the way for, promote

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. choke(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suffocate, stifle, smother, strangle, throttle

  2. choke(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suppress, overpower, overcome, keep down

  3. choke(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    obstruct, close, block, stop, bar

  4. choke(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be choked

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

strangle, suffocate, stifle, smother

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. choke

    Synonyms:
    Energy block, see there.


Translations for choke

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • verstik, wurggreepAfrikaans
  • задушавам се, удушвам, задъхвам се, задушавам, смукачBulgarian
  • sytič, dusit, snížené, škrtitCzech
  • taguWelsh
  • kvælertag, reduceretDanish
  • Würgegriff, ersticken, Choke, Drossel, reduziert, würgenGerman
  • τσοκGreek
  • sofocar, ahogar, asfixiar, estrangulador, estrangularSpanish
  • itoBasque
  • rikastin, supistin, tukos, kuristua, tukehtua, ryyppy, kuristusote, tikahtua, kuristaaFinnish
  • mainmise, étouffer, starter, réduit, suffoquer, jugulerFrench
  • mùch, tachdScottish Gaelic
  • reducidoGalician
  • חנק, נחנקHebrew
  • megfojt, fulladHungarian
  • strangolare, asfissiare, soffocare, strozzareItalian
  • 窒息, むせるJapanese
  • 목조 르기Korean
  • خنکان, fetisandin, fetisîn, خنکاندنKurdish
  • offōcōLatin
  • nanati, kōwaowaoMāori
  • саухMacedonian
  • macht, verstikkenDutch
  • kvelertak, redusertNorwegian
  • dławić się, krztusić się, dusićPolish
  • sufocar, estrangular, afogar, engasgar, asfixiarPortuguese
  • заслонка, задыхаться, задохнуться, подавиться, душить, давиться, задушитьRussian
  • smanjenSerbo-Croatian
  • škrtenie, zníženejSlovak
  • valvul ajri, mbytje, asfiksimAlbanian
  • järngrepp, minskas, choke, kvävaSwedish
  • bastırma, indirimli, bogmakTurkish
  • sự nắm cổ người nào, giảmVietnamese

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