Synonyms and Antonyms of strangle
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 choke, stifle, smother, suffocateRelated Words garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slayNear Antonyms breathe, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire; resuscitate, revive
2 to keep (someone) from breathing by exerting pressure on the windpipe <the boy complained that he was being strangled by his tie> Synonyms garrote (or garotte), choke, suffocate, throttleRelated Words asphyxiate, smother, stifle; scragNear Antonyms restore, resuscitate, revive
3 to refrain from openly showing or uttering <strangled a gasp of surprise upon hearing the news> Synonyms choke (back), hold back, pocket, repress, sink, smother, stifle, suppress, submerge, swallowRelated Words control, govern, manage; bridle, check, curb, quash, quell; bottle up, contain; muffle, squelchNear Antonyms express, loose, release, take out, unleash, vent
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