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Synonyms for strangle
ˈstræŋ gəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strangle, strangulate, throttle(verb)

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

    "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"

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

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

    conceal or hide

    "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

    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, 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

    "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

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

  5. choke, strangle(verb)

    constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, 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

    "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, 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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. strangle(v)

    Synonyms:
    choke, throttle, suffocate, stifle, suppress, garrote

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    choke, stifle, suffocate, smother

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How to use strangle in a sentence?

  1. Vladimir Lenin:

    You need to hang … at least 100 notorious kulaks, the rich, and the bloodsuckers … This needs to be accomplished in such a way that people for hundreds of miles around will see, tremble, know and scream out : let's choke and strangle those blood-sucking kulaks.

  2. Redur Xelil:

    The operation to tighten the strangle-hold on Ain Issa is continuing in the outskirts of the city.

  3. United States:

    Survivors of the camps have described their experiences as a deliberate attempt by Beijing to strangle Muslim Uyghur culture and stamp out the Muslim faith.

  4. Hubert Humphrey:

    The great challenge which faces us is to assure that, in our society of big-ness, we do not strangle the voice of creativity, that the rules of the game do not come to overshadow its purpose, that the grand orchestration of society leaves ample room for the man who marches to the music of another drummer.

  5. Vangelis Meimarakis:

    Our partners do not want to strangle us.


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