strangle


stran·gle

verb \ˈstraŋ-gəl\
stran·gledstran·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of STRANGLE

transitive verb
1
: to choke to death by compressing the throat with something (as a hand or rope)
2
: to obstruct seriously or fatally the normal breathing of <the bone wedged in his throat and strangled him>
intransitive verb
1
: to become strangled : undergo a severe interference with breathing
2
: to die from interference with breathing

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