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English verb: strangulate

1. strangulate (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 strangulate the prisoners

Synonymsstrangle, 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. strangulate (contact) constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

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

3. strangulate (change) become constricted

SamplesThe hernia will strangulate.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)constrict, constringe, narrow

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