Choke vs Chode - What's the difference?

choke | chode |


As verbs the difference between choke and chode

is that choke is to be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe, for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way while chode is (archaic) (chide).

As nouns the difference between choke and chode

is that choke is a control on a carburetor to adjust the air/fuel mixture when the engine is cold while chode is (neologism|vulgar).

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choke

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete) * (l) (obsolete) * (l) (dialectal)

Verb

(chok)
  • To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe, for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way.
  • To prevent someone from breathing by strangling or filling the windpipe.
  • * Shakespeare
  • With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder.
  • To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.
  • to choke a cave passage with boulders and mud
    (Addison)
  • To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
  • * Dryden
  • Oats and darnel choke the rising corn.
  • (intransitive, fluid mechanics, of a duct) to reach a condition of maximum flowrate, due to the flow at the narrowest point of the duct becoming sonic (Ma = 1).
  • To perform badly at a crucial stage of a competition because one is nervous, especially when one is winning.
  • To move one's fingers very close to the tip of a pencil, brush or other art tool.
  • To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • The words choked in his throat.
  • To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • I was choked at this word.
  • To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A control on a carburetor to adjust the air/fuel mixture when the engine is cold.
  • (sports) In wrestling, karate (etc.), a type of hold that can result in strangulation.
  • A constriction at the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel which affects the spread of the shot.
  • A partial or complete blockage (of boulders, mud, etc.) in a cave passage.
  • The mass of immature florets in the centre of the bud of an artichoke.
  • Derived terms

    * choker * choke collar * unchoke

    See also

    * strangle English ergative verbs

    chode

    English

    Etymology 1

    Formed in 16th–17th century by analogy with other strong verbs.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (archaic) (chide)
  • * 1611:
  • And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? — , Genesis 31:36
    And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD! , Numbers 20:30
    Synonyms
    * chid * chided

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (neologism, vulgar)