- Present participle of strangle.
- The crime of killing by strangling.
Variant of strangle
transitive verbstrangled, strangling
- 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 of strangleMiddle English stranglen ; from Old French estrangler ; from Classical Latin strangulare ; from Classical Greek strangalan ; from strangalē, halter ; from strangos, twisted: see strong
to be strangled