verb (chok, ing)
- A control on a carburetor to adjust the air/fuel mixture when the engine is cold.
- (sports): In wrestling, karate (etc.), a type of hold that can result in strangulation.
- A constriction at the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel which effects the spread of the shot.
- (intransitive): To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe.
- (transitive): To prevent someone from breathing by strangling them.
- (intransitive): To perform badly at a crucial stage of a competition because one is nervous, especially when one is winning.
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