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strangles

verb , present tense third-person singular of strangle

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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
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2 to keep (someone) from breathing by exerting pressure on the windpipe
  • the boy complained that he was being strangled by his tie
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3 to refrain from openly showing or uttering
  • strangled a gasp of surprise upon hearing the news
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