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1Having or causing difficulty in breathing.‘the whole place was choky with tear gas’
- ‘It had only started a half hour before we noticed it, but fluffy ash was floating in the air before I finished mowing, and it was choky being outside.’
- ‘The air was choky with a blended smell derived from dust and worn boot leather and spilt essences of hops and healthy, unwashed, sweaty bodies.’
- ‘His last words were lost on a choky, gasping noise as Honey felt him being ripped out of her arms as he had once before.’
- 1.1 Breathless and overwhelmed with emotion.‘“Nick,” she said, suddenly choky’
- ‘Mom's voice was choky.’
- ‘She reached out to hold him and her voice was choky.’
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