To execute by garrote.
To strangle in order to rob.
To execute or attack with a garrote or by strangling.
To disable by strangling, as in an attack for robbery.
To kill using a garrote.
Origin of garrote
- Spanish cudgel, instrument of torture possibly from Old French garrot perhaps from garoquier to struggle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Spanish garrote