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chokey

  
, choky  
      n     (Brit)      a slang word for       prison  
     (C17: from Anglo-Indian, from Hindi cauki a shed or lockup)  
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choke  
      vb  
1    tr   to hinder or stop the breathing of (a person or animal), esp. by constricting the windpipe or by asphyxiation  
2    intr   to have trouble or fail in breathing, swallowing, or speaking  
3    tr   to block or clog up (a passage, pipe, street, etc.)  
4    tr   to retard the growth or action of  
the weeds are choking my plants     
5    tr   to suppress (emotion)  
she choked her anger     
6    intr  
Slang   to die  
7    tr   to enrich the petrol-air mixture by reducing the air supply to (a carburettor, petrol engine, etc.)  
8    intr   (esp. in sport) to be seized with tension and fail to perform well  
      n  
9    the act or sound of choking  
10    a device in the carburettor of a petrol engine that enriches the petrol-air mixture by reducing the air supply  
11    any constriction or mechanism for reducing the flow of a fluid in a pipe, tube, etc.  
12      (Also called)    choke coil     (Electronics)   an inductor having a relatively high impedance, used to prevent the passage of high frequencies or to smooth the output of a rectifier  
13    the inedible centre of the head of an artichoke,   (See also)        choke back       choke up  
     (Old English aceocian, of Germanic origin; related to cheek)  
  chokeable      adj  
   choky, chokey             adj  


chokey          , choky  
      n     (Brit)      a slang word for       prison  
     (C17: from Anglo-Indian, from Hindi cauki a shed or lockup)  

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