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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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The most important principle is just because a shotgun's choke is labeled "Modified" doesn't mean the shot spread agrees.
It's also equipped with an enlarged bolt handle and release, three Rob Roberts chokes, a paracord sling and full set of five Benelli Crio chokes.
Prior to screw-in choke tubes, shotguns were essentially choked two ways.
'The two losses I had was via rear naked choke, so I really enhanced my ground skills and I'm thankful to my coaches,' he said.
Giraffe Choke is founded by Cyrus Pakravan, a lifelong martial arts practitioner and supporter who has trained in both striking and grappling martial arts for over 30 years.
The most important findings really related to what foods parents were offering their baby--regardless of feeding style--and the observation that infants can choke on a wide variety of foods, not necessarily just the ones you might consider more "risky."
That said, I have safely fired 12-gauge slugs in a vintage Full-choked Remington 870 shotgun; however, the Full choke did not provide optimal accuracy with all brands of slugs.
The study reports types, causes and clinical findings of esophageal choke, effectiveness of radiography in diagnosis and different methods of foreign body retrieval in twenty five (25) cows.
IMI Critical Engineering, the leading manufacturer of critical flow control solutions for the global oil & gas industry, has once again responded to the specific needs of the market, this time with the launch of a family of choke valves designed specifically for the conditions found in Middle East extraction facilities.
A friend of mine went into a "big box" gun store to purchase an improved cylinder choke insert for shooting lead and sabot slugs.
The Boar Blaster Choke Tube from Trulock is a 4-inch choke tube with a 0.030-inch constriction designed to produce tight 00 and 000 buckshot patterns.
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