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Definition of the verb choke off

What does choke off mean as a doing phrase?


  1. suppress
  2. become or cause to become obstructed

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for choke off

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Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

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, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

Choke Off. To ignore the request of (a ...

Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

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) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

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, ...

Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

choke choke off sth, also choke sth off to suddenly stop the movement or progress of ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

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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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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