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Meaning & Definition of Strangle in English

English

Strangle

/stræŋgəl/

verb

1. Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air

  • "He tried to strangle his opponent"
  • "A man in boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"
    synonym:
  • strangle
  • ,
  • strangulate
  • ,
  • throttle

2. Conceal or hide

  • "Smother a yawn"
  • "Muffle one's anger"
  • "Strangle a yawn"
    synonym:
  • smother
  • ,
  • stifle
  • ,
  • strangle
  • ,
  • muffle
  • ,
  • repress

3. Die from strangulation

    synonym:
  • strangle

4. Prevent the progress or free movement of

  • "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"
  • "The imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
    synonym:
  • hamper
  • ,
  • halter
  • ,
  • cramp
  • ,
  • strangle

5. Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

    synonym:
  • choke
  • ,
  • strangle

6. Struggle for breath

  • Have insufficient oxygen intake
  • "He swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
    synonym:
  • gag
  • ,
  • choke
  • ,
  • strangle
  • ,
  • suffocate