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Definition of choke noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a device that controls the amount of air flowing into the engine of a vehicle the choke button If the car won't start, try giving it a little more choke (= reducing the flow of air into the engine by pulling out the choke ).
  2. 2an act or the sound of choking She gave a little choke of laughter.
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