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stran·gle

 (străng′gəl)
v. stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles
v.tr.
1.
a. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
b. To cut off the oxygen supply of; smother.
2. To suppress, repress, or stifle: strangle a scream.
3. To inhibit the growth or action of; restrict: "That artist is strangled who is forced to deal with human beings solely in social terms" (James Baldwin).
v.intr.
1. To become strangled.
2. To die from suffocation or strangulation; choke.

[Middle English stranglen, from Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulāre, from Greek strangalan, from strangalē, halter.]

stran′gler n.

strangle

(ˈstræŋɡəl)
vb
1. (tr) to kill by compressing the windpipe; throttle
2. (tr) to prevent or inhibit the growth or development of: to strangle originality.
3. (tr) to suppress (an utterance) by or as if by swallowing suddenly: to strangle a cry.
[C13: via Old French, ultimately from Greek strangalē a halter]

stran•gle

(ˈstræŋ gəl)

v. -gled, -gling. v.t.
1. to kill by squeezing the throat in order to compress the windpipe and prevent the intake of air; throttle.
2. to obstruct seriously or fatally the breathing of in any manner; choke; stifle; suffocate.
3. to prevent the continuance, growth, or action of; suppress: Censorship strangles a free press.
v.i.
4. to be choked, stifled, or suffocated.
[1250–1300; Middle English strangelen < Old French estrangler < Latin strangulāre < Greek strangalân, derivative of strangálē halter, akin to strangós twisted]
stran′gler, n.

strangle


Past participle: strangled
Gerund: strangling

Imperative
strangle
strangle
Present
I strangle
you strangle
he/she/it strangles
we strangle
you strangle
they strangle
Preterite
I strangled
you strangled
he/she/it strangled
we strangled
you strangled
they strangled
Present Continuous
I am strangling
you are strangling
he/she/it is strangling
we are strangling
you are strangling
they are strangling
Present Perfect
I have strangled
you have strangled
he/she/it has strangled
we have strangled
you have strangled
they have strangled
Past Continuous
I was strangling
you were strangling
he/she/it was strangling
we were strangling
you were strangling
they were strangling
Past Perfect
I had strangled
you had strangled
he/she/it had strangled
we had strangled
you had strangled
they had strangled
Future
I will strangle
you will strangle
he/she/it will strangle
we will strangle
you will strangle
they will strangle
Future Perfect
I will have strangled
you will have strangled
he/she/it will have strangled
we will have strangled
you will have strangled
they will have strangled
Future Continuous
I will be strangling
you will be strangling
he/she/it will be strangling
we will be strangling
you will be strangling
they will be strangling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been strangling
you have been strangling
he/she/it has been strangling
we have been strangling
you have been strangling
they have been strangling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been strangling
you will have been strangling
he/she/it will have been strangling
we will have been strangling
you will have been strangling
they will have been strangling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been strangling
you had been strangling
he/she/it had been strangling
we had been strangling
you had been strangling
they had been strangling
Conditional
I would strangle
you would strangle
he/she/it would strangle
we would strangle
you would strangle
they would strangle
Past Conditional
I would have strangled
you would have strangled
he/she/it would have strangled
we would have strangled
you would have strangled
they would have strangled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.strangle - kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
garotte, garrote, garrotte, scrag - strangle with an iron collar; "people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"
2.strangle - conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
3.strangle - die from strangulation
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
4.strangle - prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
5.strangle - constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
constrict, compress, contract, compact, press, squeeze - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
6.strangle - struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
suffer, hurt - feel pain or be in pain

strangle

verb
1. throttle, choke, asphyxiate, garrotte, strangulate, smother, suffocate He was almost strangled by his parachute harness straps.
2. suppress, inhibit, subdue, stifle, gag, repress, overpower, quash, quell, quench His creative drive has been strangled by his sense of guilt.

strangle

verb
1. To interfere with or stop the normal breathing of, especially by constricting the windpipe:
2. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check:
Informal: sit on (or upon).
Translations
škrtituškrtit
kvælestrangulere
kuristaa
zadaviti
kyrkja
絞め殺す
목 졸라 죽이다
pasmaugimaspasmaugtismaugti
nožņaugtžņaugt
zaškrtiť
zadaviti
strypa
ฆ่าโดยการบีบคอ
bóp cổ

strangle

[ˈstræŋgl] VTestrangular (fig) [+ sob] → ahogar
a strangled cryun grito entrecortado

strangle

[ˈstræŋgəl] vt
(= throttle) [+ person] → étrangler
(= stifle) [+ creativity] → étouffer; [+ economy] → étrangler

strangle

vt (= murder)erwürgen, erdrosseln, strangulieren (form); (fig) cry, economy, originalityersticken; protestsabwürgen, ersticken; this collar is strangling me (inf)dieser Kragen schnürt mir den Hals zu or ein

strangle

[ˈstræŋgl] vtstrangolare, strozzare

strangle

(ˈstrӕŋgl) verb
to kill by gripping or squeezing the neck tightly, eg by tightening a cord etc round it. He strangled her with a nylon stocking; This top button is nearly strangling me!
ˌstranguˈlation (-gju-) noun

strangle

يَخْنُقُ uškrtit kvæle erwürgen στραγγαλίζω estrangular kuristaa étrangler zadaviti strangolare 絞め殺す 목 졸라 죽이다 wurgen kvele udusić estrangular душить strypa ฆ่าโดยการบีบคอ boğazlamak bóp cổ 扼死

stran·gle

v. estrangular.

strangle

vt, vi estrangular(se)
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He would not fail to exert the utmost resources of that influence to strangle a measure disagreeable to him, in its progress to the throne, to avoid being reduced to the dilemma of permitting it to take effect, or of risking the displeasure of the nation by an opposition to the sense of the legislative body.
Fix's manner had not changed; but Passepartout was very reserved, and ready to strangle his former friend on the slightest provocation.
A terrible inclination seized D'Artagnan to grasp the mercer by the throat and strangle him; but, as we have said, he was a very prudent youth, and he restrained himself.
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He wished to rush forward and strangle with his fingers.
Gentlemen and citizens, set me free; I shall go to the Louvre and strangle Mazarin.