Associations to the word «Strangle»


STRANGLE, verb. (transitive) To kill someone by squeezing the throat so as to cut off the oxygen supply; to choke, suffocate or throttle.
STRANGLE, verb. (transitive) To stifle or suppress an action.
STRANGLE, verb. (intransitive) To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled.
STRANGLE, verb. (intransitive) To be stifled, choked, or suffocated in any manner.

Dictionary definition

STRANGLE, verb. 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".
STRANGLE, verb. Conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn".
STRANGLE, verb. Die from strangulation.
STRANGLE, verb. 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".
STRANGLE, verb. Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing.
STRANGLE, verb. Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats