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Synonyms for strangle
ˈstræŋ gəlstran·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

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. strangleverb

    Synonyms:
    choke, throttle, suffocate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. strangleverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. Sheila Kariuki:

    Boys had crazy ideas that after a robbery, when they sleep with an old woman, it's like they are cleansed, the young boys would strangle the cucus ... Every time we went to pick up the corpse of an old woman, my heart used to bleed.

  3. Anais Nin:

    Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.

  4. Vangelis Meimarakis:

    Our partners do not want to strangle us.

  5. 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.


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