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1. strangle

verb. ['ˈstræŋgəl'] kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air.

Synonyms

  • strangulate
  • garotte
  • constrict
  • squeeze
  • scrag
  • compact
  • contract
  • kill
  • garrote
  • garrotte
  • compress
  • press

Antonyms

  • delay
  • cool
  • derestrict
  • declassify

Etymology

  • estrangler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • strangulo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Strangle

  • disentangle
  • untangle
  • newfangle
  • entangle
  • stangle
  • stangl
  • spangle
  • wrangle
  • wrangell
  • wangle
  • tangle
  • pangle
  • nangle
  • mangle
  • langill
  • jangle
  • gangl
  • fangle
  • dangle
  • bangle

Example sentences of the word strangle


1. Verb, base form
A collar can easily slip off, strangle your bunny or damage her delicate neck in various ways.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They do, however, strangle their prey with their jaws like other large cats.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The straddle and strangle strategies involve the simultaneous selling of both calls and puts.

Quotes containing the word strangle


1. Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

2. Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anaïs Nin

3. Daemon pressed his forehead against mine. "Oh, I still want to strangle you. But I'm insane. You're crazy. Maybe that's why. We just make crazy together.
- Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx

2. strangle

verb. ['ˈstræŋgəl'] struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake.

Synonyms

  • gag
  • choke
  • suffocate
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • deprive
  • refrain
  • undercharge
  • decompress

Etymology

  • estrangler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • strangulo (Latin)

3. strangle

verb. ['ˈstræŋgəl'] constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing.

Synonyms

  • squeeze
  • choke
  • compact
  • contract
  • compress
  • press

Antonyms

  • unclasp
  • pull
  • gain
  • fat person

Etymology

  • estrangler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • strangulo (Latin)

4. strangle

verb. ['ˈstræŋgəl'] die from strangulation.

Synonyms

  • stifle
  • suffocate

Antonyms

  • expand
  • fire
  • stretch

Etymology

  • estrangler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • strangulo (Latin)

5. strangle

verb. ['ˈstræŋgəl'] prevent the progress or free movement of.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • cramp
  • bound
  • limit
  • hamper
  • trammel
  • restrain
  • confine
  • halter

Antonyms

  • loose
  • tall
  • disarrange
  • prolix

Etymology

  • estrangler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • strangulo (Latin)

6. strangle

verb. ['ˈstræŋgəl'] conceal or hide.

Synonyms

  • repress
  • subdue
  • conquer
  • muffle
  • suppress
  • stifle
  • inhibit
  • stamp down
  • smother

Antonyms

  • widen
  • be born
  • switch on
  • add

Etymology

  • estrangler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • strangulo (Latin)
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