strangle

DEFINITIONS OF: strangle

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v 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”
Synonyms:
strangulate, throttle
Types:
garotte, garrote, garrotte, scrag
strangle with an iron collar
Type of:
kill
cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

v constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

Synonyms:
choke
Type of:
compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze
squeeze or press together

v die from strangulation

Type of:
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

v struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

Synonyms:
choke, gag, suffocate
Type of:
hurt, suffer
feel pain or be in pain

v prevent the progress or free movement of

“the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries”
Synonyms:
cramp, halter, hamper
Type of:
bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel
place limits on (extent or access)

v conceal or hide

strangle a yawn”
Synonyms:
muffle, repress, smother, stifle
Type of:
conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress
to put down by force or authority
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