Complete Definition of "strangle"

English

Etymology
From OF. estrangler, from L. strangulare.

Transitive verb
en-verb|strangl|ing

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

#:He strangled his wife and dissolved the body in acid.

  1. To stifle or suppress an action.

#:She strangled a scream.

Intransitive verb
en-verb|strangl|ing

  1. To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled.

#:The cat slipped from the branch and became strangled by its bell-colla.

See also
asphyxiate
choke
suffocate

Category: English transitive verbs
Category: English intransitive verbs
Category:English ergative verbs
Category:Death

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