sexual assault by an assailant upon a person he or she does not know.
adjective, stranger, strangest. 1. unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer: a strange remark to make. 2. estranged, alienated, etc., as a result of being out of one’s natural environment: In Bombay I felt strange. 3. situated, belonging, or coming from outside of one’s own locality; foreign: to move to a strange place; strange religions. 4. […]
- Strange to say
Also, strangely enough. Surprisingly, curiously, unaccountably, as in Strange to say, all the boys in his class are six feet tall or taller, or I’ve never been to the circus, strangely enough. This idiom was first recorded in 1697 as strange to relate.
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 […]
[strang-guh l-hohld] /ˈstræŋ gəlˌhoʊld/ noun 1. Wrestling. an illegal hold by which an opponent’s breath is choked off. 2. a restraining hold in which one person uses an arm to encircle the neck of another; a chokehold. 3. any force or influence that restricts the free actions or development of a person or thing; a […]