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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strangling - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipestrangling - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
suffocation, asphyxiation - killing by depriving of oxygen
Translations

strangling

[ˈstræŋglɪŋ] Nestrangulación f, estrangulamiento m

strangling

n
(= murder)Mord mdurch Erwürgen
(= act of strangling)Erwürgen nt, → Erdrosseln nt; (fig)Ersticken nt

strangling

[ˈstræŋglɪŋ] nstrangolamento
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Out of the horizontal, he sank down and under, coming up with a new spasm of strangling.
This lasted for a short time, during which the strangling prevented him from answering Skipper's cry, which continued to reach him.
Joe, who had immediately sprung up after his fall, just as one of the swiftest horsemen rushed upon him, bounded like a panther, avoided his assailant by leaping to one side, jumped up behind him on the crupper, seized the Arab by the throat, and, strangling him with his sinewy hands and fingers of steel, flung him on the sand, and continued his headlong flight.
I could not see him any more, though I could hear him choking and strangling and coughing.
He was half-way towards the gardens of the palace before he even tried to tear the strangling scarf from his neck and jaws.
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