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Heimlich maneuver

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhaɪmlɪk məˌnuvər//
 
[countable, usually singular]
 
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a method to stop someone from choking on food, in which you quickly and suddenly apply pressure to the top of their stomach to force the food up and out of their throat