Synonyms

1. strangling

noun. ['ˈstræŋgəlɪŋ, ˈstræŋglɪŋ'] the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe.

Synonyms

  • choking
  • strangulation
  • suffocation
  • throttling

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Words that Rhyme with Strangling

  • wrangling
  • tangling
  • mangling
  • dangling

Example sentences of the word strangling


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Overly moist environments foster the growth of fungi and may weaken the plant by strangling its root system.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The two swallow-wort species are also collectively called dog strangling vine.

Quotes containing the word strangling


1. Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty.
- P.G. Wodehouse, The Best of Wodehouse: An Anthology

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