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Definition of the verb choke off
What does choke off mean as a doing phrase?
- become or cause to become obstructed
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonyms of choke off: back up / choke / clog / clog up / congest / foul
- more generic terms: block / close up / impede / jam / obstruct / obturate / occlude = block passage through
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by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
US, 1976 choke off verb to punish or berate a prisoner. Prison officer slang, from military origins. UK, 1962 choke out verb to render someone unconscious through achoke hold that cuts offcerebral blood flow at the carotid artery in the neck, ...
British and American by Eric Partridge
Choke Off. To ignore the request of (a ...
Dictionary of Americanisms (1877)
A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett
To choke off. To stop (a person) in the execution of a purpose. A figurative expression, borrowed from the act of choking a dog to make him ...
Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland
Choke off, to ( common) ...
Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley
To choke off, to get rid of, put a stop to, ...
by Paul Heacock
choke choke off sth, also choke sth off to suddenly stop the movement or progress of ...
by Philip D. Morehead
3, cease, halt, arrest, desist, expire, lapse, stop; sign off, log off, hang up; curtail, choke off, cut short (see SHORTNESS); abort, drop. Slang, cut out, flame out. Adjectives—1, ending, final, terminal, definitive, crowning, completing, last [but not ...
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Choke off Meaning
Video shows what choke off means. To get rid of, cause to come to an end.. To stop a person in the execution of a purpose.. Choke off Meaning. How to ...
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