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ˈstræŋ gəlstran·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strangle, strangulate, throttle(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"

  2. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress(verb)

    conceal or hide

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

  3. strangle(verb)

    die from strangulation

  4. hamper, halter, cramp, 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"

  5. choke, strangle(verb)

    constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

  6. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate(verb)

    struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

    "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"


  1. strangle(Verb)

    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.

  2. strangle(Verb)

    To stifle or suppress an action.

    She strangled a scream.

  3. strangle(Verb)

    To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strangle(verb)

    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

  2. Strangle(verb)

    to stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner

  3. Strangle(verb)

    to hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress

  4. Strangle(verb)

    to be strangled, or suffocated

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


  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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  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. Vangelis Meimarakis:

    Our partners do not want to strangle us.

  2. Josh Tabish:

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

  3. Redur Xelil:

    The operation to tighten the strangle-hold on Ain Issa is continuing in the outskirts of the city.

  4. United States:

    Survivors of the camps have described their experiences as a deliberate attempt by Beijing to strangle Muslim Uyghur culture and stamp out the Muslim faith.

  5. 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.

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