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choke

 [chōk]
1. to interrupt respiration by obstruction or compression; called also strangle.
2. the condition resulting from such interruption; called also strangulation.

choke

(chōk),
1. To prevent respiration by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea; (for example, water choke can lead to laryngospasm).
2. Any obstruction of the esophagus in herbivorous animals by a partly swallowed foreign body.
[M.E. choken, fr. O.E. āceōcian]

choke

(chōk)
1. strangle; to interrupt respiration by obstruction or compression.
2. strangulation; the condition resulting from such an interruption.
3. (pl.) a burning sensation in the substernal region, with uncontrollable coughing, occurring during decompression.

choke

(chōk)
v. choked, choking, chokes
v.tr.
To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.
v.intr.
To have difficulty in breathing, swallowing, or speaking.
n.
The act or sound of choking.

choke

Etymology: ME, choken
to interrupt breathing by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.
Ballistics The narrowing of the cylinder bore of a shotgun at the muzzle, which minimizes the spread of shot as the shot leaves the barrel
Forensics verb To intentionally obstruct the upper airways of another individual by external compression, at the level of the trachea
Medspeak verb To suffer the sensation of or the actual obstruction of the upper airways

choke

Clinical medicine verb To suffer a sensation of obstruction of the upper airways Forensic pathology verb To intentionally obstruct the upper airways of another person by external compression, at the level of the trachea. See Choke hold, Strangulation.

choke

(chōk)
To prevent respiration by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.
[M.E. choken, fr. O.E. āceōcian]

choke

to interrupt respiration by obstruction or compression, or the condition resulting from such interruption. See also esophageal obstruction.

choke chain
a string of metal links which, when looped through an end link, forms a noose. It is commonly used as a collar for dogs, particularly in training or for control of large, strong or unruly dogs as tension on the attached lead tightens the noose around the dog's neck giving great control.
choke chain injury
soft tissue injury and fracture on luxation of the hyoid apparatus can occur with excessive force. Choke chains may also become imbedded in the tissues of growing dogs.
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Vet Monique Strange, who runs the Companion Care surgery with husband Malcolm Rose in Cambridge, said: "I've heard of dogs swallowing some strange things but never a choke chain.
She had a collar and a choke chain around its neck.
The guy who strains at the edge of his technical area as if there's a choke chain around his neck.
A stray female dog showed up a couple of weeks ago at a house near Marcola, where an observant rescuer noticed that the Burmese Mountain mix had a rusty choke chain embedded in her neck.
Shocked RSPCA officers are urging people to shop the owner after the German shepherd was found in severe pain wearing a choke chain which had not been adjusted and was embedded in its skin.
QMY German Shepherd pup won't stop pulling on his lead, even though I use a choke chain.
The dog was wearing a red plastic flea collar and a choke chain with a black plastic lead.