Steptoe looked at the boy with a choking sense of satisfaction and pride.
A choking voice answered, "Give me a little while to draw my breath."
He laughed, as if something was choking him, and turned away with a toss of his arms.
One night about a month after my return, I woke from a sound sleep, choking.
It was terribly still, and I could hear him choking, a long way off, as I came back across the lines.
Thus she concluded her reflections, while Kollomietzev was choking with indignation.
Staggering free of the wreckage, he found himself enveloped in a choking pall of smoke.
There was a rattling in his throat, and every now and again he gave a choking sob.
So she read her very best, and swallowed the choking smoke patiently.
Jack's teeth were clenched, his throat contracted, he was choking.
choke c.1200, aphetic of acheken, from O.E. aceocian "to choke" (with intensive a-), probably from base of ceoke "jaw, cheek." Meaning "valve which controls air to a carburetor" first recorded 1926. Choke-cherry (1785) so called for its astringent qualities. Choker "large neckerchief" is from 1848.