Choked vs Impeded - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between choked and impeded
is that choked
) while impeded
* (l) (obsolete)
* (l) (obsolete)
* (l) (dialectal)
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.
To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.
- With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder.
- to choke a cave passage with boulders and mud
To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
(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
- Oats and darnel choke the rising corn.
To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
* Jonathan Swift
- The words choked in his throat.
To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.
- I was choked at this word.
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.
* choke collar
to get in the way of; to hinder
* See also
* assist, help
* expede (obsolete)