Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of strangle.
  • noun The crime of killing by strangling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • "No," said Julia after a pause, the word strangling her.

    The Story of Julia Page

  • To me, this may not be killing the Golden Goose - but it is close to a long-term strangling session.

    GraniteGrok

  • To me, this may not be killing the Golden Goose - but it is close to a long-term strangling session.

    GraniteGrok

  • Sawyer’s chain strangling was brutal and strangely therapeutic.

    The Tail Section » Revisiting Lost’s Third Season: Episodes 18-19

  • It was only too evident that if he had carried out the idea of strangling

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The only surprise that she then felt was caused by the idea of strangling Caffie and taking enough money from his safe to clear himself from debt, and also because he said -- as a consequence of this act -- speaking of the remorse of an intelligent man, that his conscience would not reproach him, since for him conscience did not exist.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • It was only too evident that if he had carried out the idea of strangling Caffie, all the difficulties against which he had struggled, and which would overwhelm him, if not the following day, at least in a few days, would have disappeared immediately.

    Conscience — Complete

  • The only surprise that she then felt was caused by the idea of strangling Caffie and taking enough money from his safe to clear himself from debt, and also because he said -- as a consequence of this act -- speaking of the remorse of an intelligent man, that his conscience would not reproach him, since for him conscience did not exist.

    Conscience — Complete

  • Mr Haschka said he did not recall strangling her but "must have" after she came at him with a

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Republicans aim to end all "job-killing regulations" -- especially those that, according to House Speaker John Boehner, are "strangling" business with detailed requirements over health, safety, the environment, corporate governance and finance.

    Robert Reich: Why the Republican Attack on "Job-Killing Regulations" Is Dumb

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.