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Meaning of CHOKE

Pronunciation:  chowk

Matching Terms:  choke back, choke coil, choke damp, choke down, choke off, choke pear, choke up, chokeberry, chokebore, chokecherry, chokecherry tree, choked, chokedamp, chokedar, choke-full, choker, choke-strap, chokey, choking, choking coil, choky, choky chokey

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1. To reject input, often ungracefully. "NULs make System V's "lpr(1)" choke." "I tried building an emacs binary to use x, but "cpp(1)" choked on all those "#define"s." See barf, gag.

2. [MIT] More generally, to fail at any endeavor, but with some flair or bravado; the popular definition is "to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory."

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