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

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