, to have Choked
is to lose one's composure and fail to perform effectively in a critical situation.
In the world of Rugby Union this term is commonly used during the Rugby World Cup in reference to the New Zealand Rugby team or "All Blacks".
Choke 1 - 1991: Semi-final, Dublin, L 16-6
Aged team done in cold blood by Australia. David Campese's finest moment, with Tim Horan not far behind.
Choke 2 - 1995: Final, Johannesburg, L 15-12
Looked superb going into the final but failed to fire against a Nelson Mandela-inspired South Africa. Then tried to blame a hotel waitress for poisoning them.
Choke 3 - 1999: Semi-final, London, L 43-31
Relied too heavily on Jonah Lomu to build a lead and were then blitzed by an inspired France in an epic at Twickenham.
Choke 4 - 2003: Semi-final, Sydney, L 22-10
Stroppy and unapproachable for most of the tournament, New Zealand went into their shells and played like drains against Australia.
Choke 5 - 2007: Quarter-final, Cardiff, L 20-18
Froze against a clever but hardly vintage French side. Big names failed to deliver, little leadership and tactically inept.
An act in which a team or a person collaspe when they are expected to win no matter what the other team does.
The New York Yankees CHOKED majorly against the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series in 2004.
Hey did you see the choke surfers that were out today at Sunset?
A small hole in a pipe, bong, or other smoking device with a smoke holding chamber. Located at the end of the chamber farthest from the smoker's mouth. A thumb or finger is placed over the hole during the initial inhalation so that smoke can be sucked into the holding chamber. After the chamber is filled with smoke, the choke is released and the smoke sucked out of the chamber with fresh air rushing in through the carb to displace it.
Shit man, you lied. You've never smoked before. You didn't even know enough to hold the choke!
being up 3-0 in a best of 7 series and still losing. (see Yankees
wow, the most important game of the year and they totally choked!
In hawaii it means a lot of something
ho brah today at da beach there was choke haoles!
When this hot girl at work asks you to have sex in the Think Tank (conference room), then you fart and ruin the mood.
Man Jason really choked by farting in the Think Tank
right after Maura asked him to have sex with her.
1. verb; in sports, to lose a relatively important game.
2. verb; the act of choking. See also: 2007 New England Patriots
3. verb; the obstruction of the flow of air into the lungs.
1. On February 3, 2008, Bill Belicheat and his crew experienced the biggest choke in the history of all of sports.
2. How a team with a perfect record can manage to lose to a Wild Card seed in the Superbowl is, indeed, the definition of choking.
3. Quick! Somebody dial 911 and send the ambulances to Phoenix...Brady just CHOKED!