Synonyms for strangle

Synonyms for (verb) strangle

Synonyms: choke, gag, suffocate, strangle

Definition: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

Usage: he swallowed a fishbone and gagged

Similar words: hurt, suffer

Definition: feel pain or be in pain


Synonyms: strangle, choke

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

Similar words: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle

Definition: place limits on (extent or access)

Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends


Synonyms: strangle

Definition: die from strangulation

Similar words: stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

Definition: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

Usage: The child suffocated under the pillow


Synonyms: repress, smother, stifle, strangle, muffle

Definition: conceal or hide

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

Similar words: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Definition: to put down by force or authority

Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays