Synonyms of choke in English:

choke


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verb

1‘Christopher gulped and started to choke’

SYNONYMS
gag, retch, cough, struggle for air, fight for breath, gasp

2‘thick clouds of dust choked her’

SYNONYMS
suffocate, asphyxiate, smother, stifle
overpower, overcome

3‘she had been choked to death when her necklace snagged on overhanging branches’

SYNONYMS
strangle, throttle
asphyxiate, suffocate
informal strangulate

4‘sections of guttering were choked with leaves and other debris’

SYNONYMS
clog, clog up, bung up, block, obstruct, stop up, silt up, plug, dam up
congest, jam
informal gunge up
technical occlude, obturate

Phrases

    choke something back

    ‘he choked back his tears’


    SYNONYMS
    suppress, hold back, fight back, bite back, gulp back, swallow, check, keep in check, restrain, contain, control, repress, smother, stifle, curb, bridle, rein in
    bite one's lip
    informal keep a lid on, keep the lid on