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strangle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of strangle

  1. 1 to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air the gull got tangled in a piece of fishing line on the beach and was strangled Synonyms of strangle choke, stifle, smother, suffocateWords Related to strangle garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slayNear Antonyms of strangle breathe, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire; resuscitate, revive

  2. 2 to keep (someone) from breathing by exerting pressure on the windpipe the boy complained that he was being strangled by his tie Synonyms of strangle garrote (or garotte), choke, suffocate, throttleWords Related to strangle asphyxiate, smother, stifle; scragNear Antonyms of strangle restore, resuscitate, revive

  3. 3 to refrain from openly showing or uttering strangled a gasp of surprise upon hearing the news Synonyms of strangle choke (back), hold back, pocket, repress, sink, smother, stifle, suppress, submerge, swallowWords Related to strangle control, govern, manage; bridle, check, curb, quash, quell; bottle up, contain; muffle, squelchNear Antonyms of strangle express, loose, release, take out, unleash, vent



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