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strangle

stran·gle

strangle

 
pronunciation:
straeng gl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: strangled, strangles, strangling
definition 1: to kill by stopping the breathing of, esp. by squeezing shut the windpipe; choke.
It looked as if she had been strangled with her own necklace.
similar words:
choke, throttle
definition 2: to prevent the development, growth, or action of; stifle or suppress.
He says the new regulations are strangling his business.
similar words:
gulp
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to choke or be choked.
The puppy strangled on the leash.
similar words:
choke
derivation: strangler (n.)