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strangle

verb (v)

  • kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air (verb.contact)
    Example:
    He tried to strangle his opponent.
    source: wordnet30
  • conceal or hide (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Strangle a yawn.
    source: wordnet30
  • die from strangulation (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • prevent the progress or free movement of (verb.change)
    Synonym: cramp, halter, hamper
    Example:
    The imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries.
    source: wordnet30
  • constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing (verb.body)
    Synonym: choke
    source: wordnet30
  • struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake (verb.body)
    Synonym: choke, gag, suffocate
    source: wordnet30
  • To compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a rope. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be strangled, or suffocated. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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