usage: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
5. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate, suffer, hurt
usage: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
6. choke, fail, neglect
usage: fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"
7. choke, inhibit, bottle up, suppress
usage: check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger"
8. clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
usage: become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
9. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
usage: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
10. suffocate, choke, become, turn
usage: become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"
11. suffocate, choke, stifle, dampen
usage: suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him"
12. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, change state, turn
usage: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
13. choke, throttle, enrich
usage: reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor"
14. gag, choke, sicken
usage: cause to retch or choke
1. choked, clogged, obstructed (vs. unobstructed)
usage: stopped up; clogged up; "clogged pipes"; "clogged up freeways"; "streets choked with traffic"