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choke

1. a device in the carburettor of a petrol engine that enriches the petrol-air mixture by reducing the air supply
2. any constriction or mechanism for reducing the flow of a fluid in a pipe, tube, etc.
3. Electronics an inductor having a relatively high impedance, used to prevent the passage of high frequencies or to smooth the output of a rectifier

What does it mean when you dream about choking?

If not a direct reflection of something happening to one’s body during sleep, a dream about choking can indicate indecision or conflict. Choking is also related to emotion, as when one is “choked up” from fear. Alternatively, to “choke off” is to stop something.

choke

[chōk]
(electricity)
An inductance used in a circuit to present a high impedance to frequencies above a specified frequency range without appreciably limiting the flow of direct current. Also known as choke coil.
(electromagnetism)
A groove or other discontinuity in a waveguide surface so shaped and dimensioned as to impede the passage of guided waves within a limited frequency range.
(mechanical engineering)
To increase the fuel feed to an internal combustion engine through the action of a choke valve.
(ordnance)
A narrowing toward the muzzle in the bore of gun, hence the choked bore; often applied to shotguns.
(petroleum engineering)
A removable nipple inserted in a flow line to control oil or gas flow.

choke

(jargon)
To fail to process input or, more generally, to fail at any endeavor.

E.g. "NULs make System V's "lpr(1)" choke." See barf, gag.
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Known for her insight, enthusiasm and red-carpet glamour, Geller rejects the painful prong collars and choke chains that have been common tools of dog trainers for decades.
But she doesn't believe in draconian methods of choke chains and shouting.
Just slide the aluminum rod along an included 4-foot leash and apply gentle downward pressure -- the positive, humane technique means no more choke chains or harsh verbal commands.
GONE are the days of Barbara Woodhouse, choke chains and bringing dogs to heel.
CHOKE chains can cause serious damage to a dog's neck, yet they are still widely used.
During the three-week trial, a series of dog handlers, who were told they would not face disciplinary proceedings if they gave evidence, told how they'd hanged dogs by their choke chains over fences or a 5ft wooden wall used for jumping and then kicked them in the stomach.
Contact your local dog training class, ensuring that they only use positive training methods and do not allow choke chains to be used.