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Choke may refer to:

  • Choking, obstruction of airflow into the lungs
    • Choke (horse), a condition in horses in which the esophagus is blocked
    • Choking game, a schoolyard game involving deprivation of oxygen to the brain
    • Chokehold, a grappling hold performed on the neck that serves to render the opponent unconscious
  • Choke (sports), A failure to win games at a crucial moment.

Science and technology[edit]

  • Choke (electronics), an inductor used to block signals of particular frequencies
  • Choked flow, a restriction of fluid flow under pressure, in which the fluid reaches sonic flow
  • Choke point, a constriction in a conduit or transport system, e.g. a narrowing of a road
  • Choke valve, a valve used to control the fuel-air mixture in internal combustion engines
  • Grass choke disease, a symptom in grasses caused by Epichloë fungi
  • Spreading and choking, a technique in printing for adjusting colors in the production of color separations
  • Damping (music) or Dampening, a guitar-playing technique in which the sound is reduced by pressing the palm against the strings
  • Choke (firearms), a tapered constriction of the gun barrel's bore at the muzzle end


Other uses[edit]