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Overview of verb strangle

The verb strangle has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) strangle, strangulate, throttle

(kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes")

2. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress

(conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn")

3. strangle

(die from strangulation)

4. hamper, halter, cramp, strangle

(prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries")

5. choke, strangle

(constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing)

6. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate

(struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged")

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