choke
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choke(
chok
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to prevent from breathing)
a. ahogar
The dust from the explosion choked them as they tried to get out of the building.El polvo levantado por la explosión los ahogó cuando trataron de salir del edificio.
b. estrangular
He choked his victim with a hosepipe.Estranguló a su víctima con una manguera.
c. asfixiar
Something in my throat was choking me.Algo que tenía en la garganta me estaba asfixiando.
2. (to block)
a. atascar
The city will become so choked with cars, it will come to a standstill.Los carros atascarán la ciudad hasta tal punto que quedará paralizada.
b. obstruir
In fall, the sodden leaves choke the drains.En otoño, las hojas mojadas obstruyen los desagües.
c. tapar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The pipe was choked with refuse and debris.El caño estaba tapado con basura y escombros.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be unable to breathe)
a. ahogarse
People were choking as they ran out of the burning building.La gente se ahogaba al salir corriendo del edificio en llamas.
b. asfixiarse
Don't give her that to eat. She'll choke.No le des eso para comer. Se va a asfixiar.
c. atragantarse
I nearly choked on my cereal when I read the news.Casi me atraganto con los cereales cuando leí la noticia.
d. atorarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
A little girl died after choking on a part from a toy.Una niña murió tras atorarse con una pieza de un juguete.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (automobile)
a. el estárter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After a few minutes I pushed the choke half way back in.Después de unos minutos bajé a la mitad el estárter.
b. el obturador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This manual explains the motorbike's controls: choke, throttle, brakes, clutch, etc.Este manual explica los controles de la moto: obturador, acelerador, frenos, embrague, etc.
c. el cebador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(River Plate)
I pulled out the choke and the engine started straight away.Le di al cebador y el motor arrancó enseguida.
d. el choke
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My car starts really well. I almost never need to use the choke.Mi carro arranca muy bien. Casi nunca es necesario usar el choke.
e. el chupete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Cars don't tend to have manual chokes these days. It's usually automatic.Generalmente, los autos no tienen chupete manual hoy en día. Suele ser automático.
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choke
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (aut)
a. el estrangulador m, estárter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (strangle)
a. ahogar, estrangular
3. (block; sink)
a. atascar
the roads were choked with trafficlas carreteras estaban atascadas or colapsadas de tráfico
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a. ahogarse
she choked on a fish bonese atragantó con una espina
to choke with angerponerse rojo(a) de ira
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choke [tʃəʊk]
noun
(Aut) (e)stárter (m); chok(e) (m); (LAm) (Mec) obturador (m); cierre (m);
transitive verb
1 [+person] ahogar; asfixiar; (with hands) estrangular
in a voice choked with emotion con una voz ahogada or sofocada por la emoción
2 [+pipe etc] atascar; obstruir
a canal choked with weeds un canal atascado por las hierbas; a street choked with traffic una calle congestionada por el tráfico
intransitive verb
[+person] ahogarse; asfixiarse
to choke to death morir asfixiado; to choke on a fishbone atragantarse con una espina; to choke with laughter morirse de risa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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