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English verb: strangle

1. strangle (contact) kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air


SamplesHe tried to strangle his opponent.
A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes.


ExamplesThey want to strangle the prisoners


Synonymsstrangulate, throttle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill


Narrower (hyponym)garotte, garrote, garrotte, scrag


Entailcompact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze

2. strangle (contact) conceal or hide


SamplesSmother a yawn.
Muffle one's anger.
Strangle a yawn.


Synonymsmuffle, repress, smother, stifle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress

3. strangle (change) die from strangulation


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate

4. strangle (change) prevent the progress or free movement of


SamplesHe was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather.
The imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries.


Synonymscramp, halter, hamper


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel

5. strangle (body) constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing


Synonymschoke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze


Causechoke

6. strangle (body) struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake


SamplesHe swallowed a fishbone and gagged.


Synonymschoke, gag, suffocate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hurt, suffer









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