Variant of strangle
- 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: ME stranglen < OFr estrangler < L strangulare < Gr strangalan < strangalē, halter < strangos, twisted: see strong
- strangler noun
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