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stran·gle

strangle

 
 
pronunciation:
straeng gl
part of speech: verb
inflections: strangles, strangling, strangled
definition 1: to kill by stopping the breathing of, usually by surrounding the neck with something; choke.
Plastic trash floating in the oceans sometimes strangles sea creatures.
similar words:
choke
definition 2: to choke or be choked.
The poor puppy almost strangled on its leash.
similar words:
choke
derivation: strangler (n.)