Definitions for strangle

Definitions for (verb) strangle

Main entry: choke, gag, suffocate, strangle

Definition: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

Usage: he swallowed a fishbone and gagged

Main entry: strangle, choke

Definition: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

Main entry: halter, hamper, strangle, cramp

Definition: prevent the progress or free movement of

Usage: He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather; the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries

Main entry: strangle

Definition: die from strangulation

Main entry: repress, smother, stifle, strangle, muffle

Definition: conceal or hide

Usage: smother a yawn; muffle one's anger; strangle a yawn

Main entry: strangle, strangulate, throttle

Definition: kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air

Usage: he tried to strangle his opponent; A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes

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