choke off
transitive verb Date: 1818 to bring to a stop or to an end as if by choking

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  • choke off — (something) to suddenly stop the movement or progress of something. He told his staff to stop talking to the press, hoping to choke off the bad publicity …   New idioms dictionary

  • choke off — index bar (hinder), occlude, shut, strangle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • choke off — verb 1. suppress (Freq. 2) He choked down his rage • Syn: ↑choke down, ↑choke back • Hypernyms: ↑suppress, ↑stamp down, ↑inhibit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • choke off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms choke off : present tense I/you/we/they choke off he/she/it chokes off present participle choking off past tense choked off past participle choked off choke off something same as choke I, 5) …   English dictionary

  • choke off — PHRASAL VERB To choke off financial growth means to restrict or control the rate at which a country s economy can grow. [V P n (not pron)] They warned the Chancellor that raising taxes in the Budget could choke off the recovery …   English dictionary

  • choke off — {v.} To put a sudden end to; stop abruptly or forcefully. * /It was almost time for the meeting to end, and the presiding officer had to move to choke off debate./ * /The war choked off diamond shipments from overseas./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • choke off — {v.} To put a sudden end to; stop abruptly or forcefully. * /It was almost time for the meeting to end, and the presiding officer had to move to choke off debate./ * /The war choked off diamond shipments from overseas./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • choke\ off — v To put a sudden end to; stop abruptly or forcefully. It was almost time for the meeting to end, and the presiding officer had to move to choke off debate. The war choked off diamond shipments from overseas …   Словарь американских идиом

  • choke off — verb To get rid of, cause to come to an end …   Wiktionary

  • choke off — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight: crush, extinguish, put down, quash, quell, quench, squash, squelch, suppress. Idiom: put the lid on. See CONTINUE, WIN …   English dictionary for students

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