from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
- intransitive verb To cut off the oxygen supply of; smother.
- intransitive verb To suppress, repress, or stifle.
- intransitive verb To inhibit the growth or action of; restrict.
- intransitive verb To become strangled.
- intransitive verb To die from suffocation or strangulation; choke.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To choke by compression of the windpipe; kill by choking; throttle.
- To suppress; keep from emergence or appearance; stifle.
- To suffocate by drowning. Defoe.
- To be choked or strangled.
- noun Strangulation.
- noun plural An infectious catarrh of the upper air-passages, especially the nasal cavity, of the horse, ass, and mule, associated with suppuration of the submaxillary and other lymphatic glands.
- noun In wrestling, a hold by which the wrestler's breathing is hampered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To be strangled, or suffocated.
- transitive verb To compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a rope.
- transitive verb To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.
- transitive verb To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To
killsomeone by squeezing the throatso as to cut off the oxygen supply; to choke, suffocateor throttle.
- verb transitive To
stifleor suppressan action.
- verb intransitive To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
- verb prevent the progress or free movement of
- verb die from strangulation
- verb constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
- verb conceal or hide
- verb kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English stranglen, from Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulāre, from Greek strangalan, from strangalē, halter.]
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
From Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulo, from Ancient Greek στραγγαλᾶν (strangalan, "to strangle"), from στραγγάλη (strangalē, "a halter"); compare στραγγός (strangos, "twisted").
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