strangle synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term strangle:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. strangle, strangulate, throttle(verb)

    kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air

    Synonyms:
    cramp, muffle, halter, trammel, gag, confine, strangulate, throttle, restrain, hamper, repress, suffocate, smother, choke, restrict, stifle, limit, strangle, bound

  2. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress(verb)

    conceal or hide

    Synonyms:
    keep down, cramp, muffle, surround, quash, halter, suppress, asphyxiate, subjugate, gag, mute, strangulate, throttle, reduce, hamper, repress, put out, damp, suffocate, dull, smother, choke, stifle, dampen, tone down, strangle, subdue

  3. strangle(verb)

    die from strangulation

    Synonyms:
    halter, stifle, choke, cramp, gag, hamper, suffocate, throttle, repress, smother, strangulate, muffle

  4. hamper, halter, cramp, strangle(verb)

    prevent the progress or free movement of

    Synonyms:
    halter, smother, suffocate, choke, cramp, gag, stifle, hamper, strangle, throttle, repress, handicap, hinder, strangulate, muffle

  5. choke, strangle(verb)

    constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, halter, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, strangulate, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, hamper, go, pass, choke off, cramp, die, smother, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, muffle, stifle

  6. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate(verb)

    struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, muzzle, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, halter, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, strangulate, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, quip, hamper, go, heave, pass, choke off, cramp, die, smother, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, muffle, retch, stifle

Editors Contribution

  1. choke (verb)

    stop breathing by obstruction of one’s trachea

    the guy choked the assailant with a scarf

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. strangle(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    choke, throttle, suffocate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

choke, stifle, suffocate, smother



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