Middle English Dictionary Entry

acheken v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Note: Cp. cheken v.
(a) To choke, strangle, or suffocate (sb.); (b) to obstruct (sth.).

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: The etymology here, especially its long close vowels, should be revised in the light of Otto Ritter, "Englische Etymologien," Archiv 125 (= n.s. 25; 1910), pp. 160-161.