What is another word for chokes?

Pronunciation: [t͡ʃˈə͡ʊks] (IPA)

The word "chokes" refers to the act of hindering or blocking the airway, or tightening one's grip around a person's neck. Synonyms of this term include suffocates, strangles, asphyxiates, stifles, and constricts. Other descriptors that can be used to convey the same meaning include smothering, suppressing, holding back, inhibiting, and restraining. The use of synonyms can not only increase your vocabulary, but it can also help you express yourself more effectively and creatively. It is important to consider appropriate usage in context, as some words may come across as more harsh or violent when used improperly.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Chokes

Besides, it chokes me to speak of it; raises a storm in me that there's no holding.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
There's a lump comes in my throat 'n' chokes me.
"In Wild Rose Time"
Amanda M. Douglas
The dry dust of scholarship sometimes chokes up the well of fancy.
"The New Tenant"
E. Phillips Oppenheim

Famous quotes with Chokes

  • Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny.
    Trent Lott
  • There'd always been something about the boy, he was smart and stupid at the same time. As if he was meant to do everything the wrong way. Junior league ball, the boy was twelve, they subbed him in for the pitcher, good arm but he chokes, eight runs straight, loses the game. Afterward acting like nothing happened. It made no sense. The feeling that gave you, watching your son lose the game, but he just shrugged it off, didn't care.
    Philipp Meyer
  • Julian read the Bible as if it were a work of contemporary fiction, open to criticism or even revision. Once, when I queried him about the purpose of his unusual reinterpretations, he said to me, “I want a Bible, Adam. I want a Bible in which the Fruit of Knowledge contains the Seeds of Wisdom, and makes life more pleasurable for mankind, not worse. I want a Bible in which Isaac leaps up from the sacrificial stone and chokes the life out of Abraham, to punish him for the abject and bloody sin of Obedience. I want a Bible in which Lazarus is dead and stubborn about it, rather than standing to attention at the beck and call of every passing Messiah.”
    Robert Charles Wilson
  • What can we know, or what can we discern, When error chokes the windows of the mind, The diverse forms of things, how can we learn, That have been ever from our birthday blind?
    John Davies (poet)

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