Strangle



verb (used with object), strangled, strangling.
1.
to kill by squeezing the throat in order to compress the windpipe and prevent the intake of air, as with the hands or a tightly drawn cord.
2.
to kill by stopping the breath in any manner; choke; stifle; suffocate.
3.
to prevent the continuance, growth, rise, or action of; suppress:
Censorship strangles a free press.
verb (used without object), strangled, strangling.
4.
to be choked, stifled, or suffocated.
verb
1.
(transitive) to kill by compressing the windpipe; throttle
2.
(transitive) to prevent or inhibit the growth or development of: to strangle originality
3.
(transitive) to suppress (an utterance) by or as if by swallowing suddenly: to strangle a cry

strangle stran·gle (strāng’gəl)
v. stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles
To compress the trachea so as to prevent sufficient passage of air; suffocate.

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