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choke

2 noun
     
Related topics: Motor Vehicles
choke2 [countable]
1TTC a piece of equipment in a vehicle that controls the amount of air going into the engine, and that is used to help the engine start
2 the sound that someone makes when they cannot breathe properly because something is in their throat or there is not enough air:
She gave a little choke of laughter.

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