choke (v.) Old form(s): choak'd, choake
smother, suffocate, stifle
Cym III.v.78[Cloten alone, of Innogen's preference for Posthumus] slanders so her judgement / That what's else rare is choked
Mac I.ii.9[Captain to King, of the battle] As two spent swimmers that do cling together / And choke their art [i.e. make swimming impossible]
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