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Another word for strangle

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Verb
  1. To interfere with or stop the normal breathing of, especially by constricting the windpipe

    See also:

    breath

  2. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check

      1. To avoid; disregard:
      2. To get rid of quietly; evade or suppress, as a parliamentary bill, discussion, etc.
      3. (Obs.) To murder by suffocating so as to leave the body unmarked and fit to be sold for dissection
      1. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
      2. To become strained with emotion
      3. (Informal) To be unable to perform efficiently, as in a sporting event, because of tension, strong emotion, etc.
      1. To prevent or limit speech in (a legislative body)
      2. To experience a regurgitative spasm in the throat, as from revulsion to a food or smell or in reflexive response to an introduced object.
      3. (Mech.) To choke or stop up (a valve, etc.)
      1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
      2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
      1. (Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
      2. (Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
      1. To be or become silent or still.
      2. To stop making noise; be or become quiet or silent
      3. To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up :
      1. To deaden (a sound), as by wrapping
      2. To wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
      3. To repress; stifle.
      1. To cool (hot steel, etc.) suddenly by plunging into water, oil, or the like
      2. To put out (a fire, for example); extinguish.
      3. To overcome; subdue; suppress
      1. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
      2. To put down or subdue by force:
      3. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
      1. To lavish a surfeit of a given emotion on (someone):
      2. To hide or suppress by or as by covering; stifle
      3. To conceal, suppress, or hide:
      1. (Archaic) To crush by trampling.
      2. To produce a splashing, squishing, or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze.
      3. To suppress or silence completely and with a crushing effect
      1. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
      2. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
      3. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
      1. To inhibit the expression of (a gene):
      2. To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
      3. To restrain the growth, activity, or release of:
      1. To suppress:
      2. To lessen the speed of (an engine, vehicle, etc.) by this or similar means; slow (down)
      3. To stop the utterance or action of; censor or suppress
    See also:

    restraint

Another word for strangle

Verb
  1. To choke

    See also:

    choke

  2. To suppress

      1. To bring into subjection; conquer; vanquish
      2. To bring (a country) under control by force.
      3. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
      1. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
      2. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
      3. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
      1. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
      2. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
      3. To put down or subdue by force: