Definition of Strangle

1. Verb. Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air. "They want to strangle the prisoners "; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"

Exact synonyms: Strangulate, Throttle
Generic synonyms: Kill
Entails: Compact, Compress, Constrict, Contract, Press, Squeeze
Specialized synonyms: Garotte, Garrote, Garrotte, Scrag
Derivative terms: Strangler, Strangler, Strangling, Strangulation, Strangulation, Throttler, Throttling



2. Verb. Conceal or hide. "Strangle a yawn"
Exact synonyms: Muffle, Repress, Smother, Stifle
Generic synonyms: Conquer, Curb, Inhibit, Stamp Down, Subdue, Suppress
Derivative terms: Smotherer, Stifler, Stifling

3. Verb. Die from strangulation.
Generic synonyms: Asphyxiate, Stifle, Suffocate
Derivative terms: Strangulation

4. Verb. Prevent the progress or free movement of. "The imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
Exact synonyms: Cramp, Halter, Hamper
Generic synonyms: Bound, Confine, Limit, Restrain, Restrict, Throttle, Trammel
Derivative terms: Hamper

5. Verb. Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing.
Exact synonyms: Choke
Causes: Choke
Generic synonyms: Compact, Compress, Constrict, Contract, Press, Squeeze
Derivative terms: Choking, Strangulation

6. Verb. Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake. "He swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
Exact synonyms: Choke, Gag, Suffocate
Generic synonyms: Hurt, Suffer
Derivative terms: Choking, Suffocation, Suffocative

Definition of Strangle

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To be strangled, or suffocated.

Definition of Strangle

1. Verb. (transitive) To kill someone by squeezing the throat so as to cut off the oxygen supply; to choke, suffocate or throttle. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To stifle or suppress an action. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strangle

1. to choke to death [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strangle

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Literary usage of Strangle

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1. Analysis of the Sexual Impulse: Love and Pain; the Sexual Impulse in Women by Havelock Ellis (1913)
"The Impulse to strangle the Object of Sexual Desire—The Wish to be strangled—Respiratory Disturbance the Essential Element in this Group of Phenomena—The ..."

2. Analysis of the Sexual Impulse: Love and Pain; the Sexual Impulse in Women by Havelock Ellis (1913)
"The Impulse to strangle the Object of Sexual Desire—The Wish to be strangled—Respiratory Disturbance the Essential Element in this Group of Phenomena—The ..."

3. Studies in the Psychology of Sex by Havelock Ellis (1913)
"The Impulse to strangle the Object of Sexual Desire—The Wish to be strangled—Respiratory Disturbance the Essential Element in this Group of Phenomena—The ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"... strangle, vex, torment ; angas tus, narrow ; angina, oppression of the breast ; angor, anguish, sorrow, vexation Gr. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Archaic & Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1852)
"A slight fall of hail, just to coyer the ground. North. GRAILS. The smaller feathers of a hank. Blame. GRAIN. (1) A branch of a tree. Cum*. (2) To strangle ..."

6. Trial of Charles B. Huntington for Forgery: Principal Defence: Insanity by Charles Benjamin Huntington, Chandler Robbins Gilman, James Topham Brady, John Alexander Bryan (1857)
"When it seizes me" said he, " I feel that I must kill, must strangle some one, if only a child." His mother, to whom he is fondly attached, would have been ..."

7. Trial of Charles B. Huntington for Forgery: Principal Defence, Insanity by Charles B. Huntington, Chandler Robbins Gilman, James Topham Brady, John Alexander Bryan (1857)
"When it seizes me" said he," I feel that I must kill, must strangle some one, if only a child." His mother, to whom he is fondly attached, would have been ..."

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