choke off

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choke off (third-person singular simple present chokes off, present participle choking off, simple past and past participle choked off)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) To get rid of, cause to come to an end.
  2. To stop a person in the execution of a purpose.
    to choke off a speaker by uproar
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      "It was a discreditable business. There were one or two folk who were inclined to take him seriously, but he soon choked them off." "How?" "Well, by his insufferable rudeness and impossible behavior."

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