Definition of STRANGLE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangulate his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

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