strangle definition by Webster's New World
- to kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to shut off the breath; throttle; choke
- to suffocate or choke in any manner
- to suppress, stifle, or repress: free speech strangled by tyranny
Origin: Middle English stranglen ; from Old French estrangler ; from Classical Latin strangulare ; from Classical Greek strangalan ; from strangalē, halter ; from strangos, twisted: see strong
- strangler noun
strangle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles verb, transitive
- a. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.b. To cut off the oxygen supply of; smother.
- To suppress, repress, or stifle: strangle a scream.
- To inhibit the growth or action of; restrict: “That artist is strangled who is forced to deal with human beings solely in social terms” (James Baldwin).
- To become strangled.
- To die from suffocation or strangulation; choke.
Origin: Middle English stranglen, from Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulāre, from Greek strangalan, from strangalē, halter.
- stranˈgler noun
strangle - Investment & Finance Definition
A trading strategy that involves the simultaneous purchase and sale of options (called a straddle), in which the two parts of the trade do not have a common strike price. A long strangle strategy is used to profit from a volatile price scenario, while a short strangle strategy is used when the investor believes prices will be stable. Typically, short strangles are more popular than long strangles, because the short strangle is used to take advantage of the declining time value of options in markets where asset prices are expected to be constant.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
strangle - Medical Definition