choke (v.) Old form(s): choakt
silence, quieten, still
TNK V.i.80[Palamon praying to Venus] [who] hast the might ... to choke Mars's drum
TS II.i.369[Gremio to Tranio as Lucentio] have I choked you with an argosy?
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