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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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