What does strangle mean?

Definitions for strangle
ˈstræŋ gəlstran·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strangle, strangulate, throttleverb

    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"

  2. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repressverb

    conceal or hide

    "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

  3. strangleverb

    die from strangulation

  4. hamper, halter, cramp, strangleverb

    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"

  5. choke, strangleverb

    constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

  6. gag, choke, strangle, suffocateverb

    struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

    "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

Wiktionary

  1. strangleverb

    To kill someone by squeezing the throat so as to cut off the oxygen supply; to choke, suffocate or throttle.

    He strangled his wife and dissolved the body in acid.

    Etymology: From estrangler, from strangulo, from στραγγαλᾶν, from στραγγάλη; compare στραγγός.

  2. strangleverb

    To stifle or suppress an action.

    She strangled a scream.

    Etymology: From estrangler, from strangulo, from στραγγαλᾶν, from στραγγάλη; compare στραγγός.

  3. strangleverb

    To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled.

    The cat slipped from the branch and strangled on its bell-collar.

    Etymology: From estrangler, from strangulo, from στραγγαλᾶν, from στραγγάλη; compare στραγγός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strangleverb

    to compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a rope

    Etymology: [OF. estrangler, F. trangler, L. strangulare, Gr. , , fr. a halter; and perhaps akin to E. string, n. Cf. Strain, String.]

  2. Strangleverb

    to stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner

    Etymology: [OF. estrangler, F. trangler, L. strangulare, Gr. , , fr. a halter; and perhaps akin to E. string, n. Cf. Strain, String.]

  3. Strangleverb

    to hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress

    Etymology: [OF. estrangler, F. trangler, L. strangulare, Gr. , , fr. a halter; and perhaps akin to E. string, n. Cf. Strain, String.]

  4. Strangleverb

    to be strangled, or suffocated

    Etymology: [OF. estrangler, F. trangler, L. strangulare, Gr. , , fr. a halter; and perhaps akin to E. string, n. Cf. Strain, String.]

Freebase

  1. Strangle

    In finance, a strangle is an investment strategy involving the purchase or sale of particular option derivatives that allows the holder to profit based on how much the price of the underlying security moves, with relatively minimal exposure to the direction of price movement. The purchase of particular option derivatives is known as a long strangle, while the sale of the option derivatives is known as a short strangle. It is related to a similar option strategy known as a straddle.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strangle

    strang′gl, v.t. to compress the throat so as to prevent breathing and destroy life: to choke: to hinder from birth or appearance: to suppress.—n. Strang′ler.—n.pl. Strang′les, a contagious eruptive disorder peculiar to young horses.—n. Strang′le-weed, the dodder, the broom-rape.—v.t. Strang′ulate, to strangle: to compress so as to suppress or suspend function.—p.adj. Strang′ulated, having the function stopped by compression: constricted, much narrowed.—n. Strangulā′tion, act of strangling: compression of the throat and partial suffocation: the state of a part abnormally constricted. [O. Fr. estrangler (Fr. étrangler)—L. strangulāre, -ātum—Gr. strangaloein, to strangle, strangos, twisted.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strangle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strangle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of strangle in a Sentence

  1. Sheila Kariuki:

    Boys had crazy ideas that after a robbery, when they sleep with an old woman, it's like they are cleansed, the young boys would strangle the cucus ... Every time we went to pick up the corpse of an old woman, my heart used to bleed.

  2. Amy Sakho:

    They leave the infants out in the middle of the forest to starve to death or get eaten by wild animals, others strangle them or throw them in the septic tank.

  3. Samit Aich:

    The question here is why are 340 people facing the loss of their jobs? Is it because we talked about pesticide-free tea, air pollution, and a cleaner, fairer future for all Indians? the home minister is trying to strangle us by stealth, because he knows an outright ban is unconstitutional. We ask him to confirm that he is trying to close Greenpeace India and suppress our voice.

  4. Josh Tabish:

    The big telecom companies are trying to strangle the C$25 package at birth.

  5. Vangelis Meimarakis:

    Our partners do not want to strangle us.

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