TO CHOKE: meaning and examples
A couple of days ago one of our Daily Vitamin users, Sebastián, asked what the word choking meant. He saw it in the following text:
His death, the circumstances of which are still a matter of debate,
is thought to have been caused either by his choking on a piece of meat,
or by a heart attack
Today's expression is: to choke on something
It means: to be unable to breathe because the passage to your lungs is blocked or you cannot get enough air.
You must be careful with small toys; they can choke a baby.
He was choking on a piece of fish.
Thanks for the question Sebastián.
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