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Choke off   /tʃoʊk ɔf/   Listen
Choke off

Suppress.  Synonyms: choke back, choke down.
Become or cause to become obstructed.  Synonyms: back up, choke, clog, clog up, congest, foul.  "The water pipe is backed up"

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"Choke off" Quotes from Famous Books

... European partners. The biggest danger is that excessive wage settlements and heavy federal borrowing could fuel inflation and prompt the German Central Bank, the Bundesbank, to keep a tight monetary policy to choke off a wage-price spiral. Meanwhile, the FRG has been providing billions of dollars to help the former Soviet republics and the reformist economies of Eastern Europe. GDP: purchasing power equivalent - Federal Republic of Germany: ...
— The 1992 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... "Aw, choke off! What the hell do I care what they say? Nor how bad the train crew got busted up, nor how bad they didn't?" Purdy tapped the bar with his glass as his black eyes fixed the other with a level stare. "I came over fer a little talk with yeh, private. I'm a-goin' to win ...
— The Texan - A Story of the Cattle Country • James B. Hendryx

Words linked to "Choke off" :   suppress, jam, clog up, crap up, back up, unclog, occlude, curb, choke up, silt up, inhibit, silt, obturate, choke down, stuff, choke back, gum up, close up, lug, choke, clog, foul, congest, impede, obstruct, stamp down, subdue, conquer, block

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