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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. Vangelis Meimarakis:

    Our partners do not want to strangle us.

  2. 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.

  3. Redur Xelil:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    As the author of a work, I don't relinquish author-ity to just any critic, particularly not to people whose work I've not read or don't respect; those biased by envy are the least relevant, and grounded grammarians who strangle or sterilize under a banner of superiority are a close second.


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