choke on (something)
To choke due to a particular object lodged in one's throat or windpipe. It was a scary moment when dad started choking on that fish bone. I hate when I choke on my own spit.
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choke on something
to gag and cough on something stuck in the throat. The dog choked on the meat. The restaurant patron began to choke on a fish bone.
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