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Meaning of STRANGLE

Pronunciation:  'stranggul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
  2. [v]  constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
  3. [v]  prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
  4. [v]  die from strangulation
  5. [v]  conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
  6. [v]  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 is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: choke, cramp, gag, halter, hamper, muffle, repress, smother, stifle, strangulate, suffocate, throttle
 See Also: asphyxiate, bound, compact, compact, compress, compress, confine, conquer, constrict, constrict, contract, contract, curb, garotte, garrotte, hurt, inhibit, kill, limit, press, press, restrain, restrict, scrag, squeeze, squeeze, stamp down, subdue, suffer, suffocate, suppress, throttle, trammel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stran"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strangled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Strangling}.] [OF. estrangler, F. ['e]trangler, L.
    strangulare, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? a halter; and perhaps akin to E.
    string, n. Cf. {Strain}, {String}.]
    1. 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
             Our Saxon ancestors compelled the adulteress to
             strangle herself.                     --Ayliffe.
    2. To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.
             Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, . . . And
             there die strangled ere my Romeo comes? --Shak.
    3. To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress.
       ``Strangle such thoughts.'' --Shak.
  2. \Stran"gle\, v. i.
    To be strangled, or suffocated.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you or someone else is being strangled indicates that you are repressing or denying a vital aspect of your expression.