be blocked or congested; fill up or block
stop sb's breathing (by pressing or blocking the windpipe, or of smoke, etc. by being unfit to breathe)
"She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"
"This neckband is choking the cat"
"The man choked his opponent"
"he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
"The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"
"She choked her anger"
"The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"
"The water pipe is backed up"
"The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
"He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"
"His job suffocated him"
"She died from cancer"
"The children perished in the fire"
"The patient went peacefully"
"The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
"choke a carburetor"
河床为泥沙所堵塞,船只无法通行。 choke sth ⇔ up
The worker quickly cleared away the dirt that was choking up the chimney.
The garden was neglected so long that it was choked up with weeds.
这座花园由于日久荒芜而长满了杂草。 choke up
He choked up and wouldn't finish his speech.
When she heard the exciting news, she choked up and couldn't utter a word.