Strangle Definition

strangled, strangles, strangling
strangled, strangles, strangling
To kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to shut off the breath; throttle; choke.
Webster's New World
To cut off the oxygen supply of; smother.
American Heritage
To suppress, stifle, or repress.
Free speech strangled by tyranny.
Webster's New World
To be strangled.
Webster's New World
To suffocate or choke in any manner.
Webster's New World

Origin of Strangle

  • From Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulo, from Ancient Greek στραγγαλόομαι (strangaloomai, “to strangle"), from στραγγάλη (strangalÄ“, “a halter"); compare στραγγός (strangos, “twisted").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English stranglen from Old French estrangler from Latin strangulāre from Greek strangalan from strangalē halter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition


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