choke


choke
01. A customer started to [choke] on a piece of steak in the restaurant, but luckily someone knew what to do, and was able to help him.
02. Don't eat so quickly or you'll [choke].
03. This toy is not recommended for little children, as there are small pieces which they could put in their mouth, and [choke] on.
04. One man grabbed another by the throat, and started to [choke] him.
05. The child accidentally swallowed some water while swimming, and started [choking] and gasping for air.
06. Beaver Lake is getting [choked] with weeds, and is dangerous for swimmers in some parts.
07. The smoke from the campfire made us [choke], and burned our eyes.
08. There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which states that he who eats alone [chokes] alone.
09. Dixy Lee Ray once said that a nuclear power plant is infinitely safer than eating because 300 people [choke] to death on food every year.
10. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds [choke] the unused path."
11. As early as the 1600s, Ben Jonson remarked that smoking is good for nothing but to [choke] a man, and fill him full of smoke.
12. A toothpick is the object most often [choked] on by Americans.
13. [Choking] is usually caused by food or an object stuck in the windpipe.
14. Never give popcorn, nuts or hard candy to children younger than 3 because they could [choke] on it.
15. The city was being [choked] by a thick blanket of smog.
16. Studies show that on average, 100 people [choke] to death on their pens every year.
17. The city was [choked] with smoke from the forest fire.

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  • choke up — {v.} 1a. To come near losing calmness or self control from strong feeling; be upset by your feelings. * /When one speaker after another praised John, he choked up and couldn t thank them./ * /When Father tried to tell me how glad he was to see me …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • choke up — {v.} 1a. To come near losing calmness or self control from strong feeling; be upset by your feelings. * /When one speaker after another praised John, he choked up and couldn t thank them./ * /When Father tried to tell me how glad he was to see me …   Dictionary of American idioms

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