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Synonyms for strangle
ˈstræŋ gəlstran·gle

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  1. strangle, strangulate, throttleverb

    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, repressverb

    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. strangleverb

    die from strangulation

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

  4. hamper, halter, cramp, strangleverb

    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, strangleverb

    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, suffocateverb

    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

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  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  

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  1. strangleverb

    Synonyms:
    choke, throttle, suffocate

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  1. strangleverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "strangle":

    choke, stifle, suffocate, smother

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How to use strangle in a sentence?

  1. Amy Sakho:

    They leave the infants out in the middle of the forest to starve to death or get eaten by wild animals, others strangle them or throw them in the septic tank.

  2. Samit Aich:

    The question here is why are 340 people facing the loss of their jobs? Is it because we talked about pesticide-free tea, air pollution, and a cleaner, fairer future for all Indians? the home minister is trying to strangle us by stealth, because he knows an outright ban is unconstitutional. We ask him to confirm that he is trying to close Greenpeace India and suppress our voice.

  3. Redur Xelil:

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

  4. Josh Tabish:

    The big telecom companies are trying to strangle the C$25 package at birth.

  5. Glendina West:

    Mr. Scaasi was a character. He was a wonderful man and designer -- certain days I wanted to strangle him, he was temperamental, strong willed and always had to get the last say. And he was a wonderful boss.


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