Thesaurus > Related Words: strangle

  Words related to strangle

Related / Similar Words: gag, choke, suffocate, hamper, halter, cramp, smother, stifle, muffle, repress, strangulate, throttle

 

Definition:
  • struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged";
  • constrict (someone''s) throat and keep from breathing;
  • prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries";
  • die from strangulation;
  • conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one''s anger"; "strangle a yawn";
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: garrote, garrotte, garotte, scrag

     

    Entailments: compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

     

    Derivational Morphology: suffocation, asphyxiation, choking, strangulation, strangling, throttling, shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, trammels, stifler, smotherer, suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling, garroter, garrotter, strangler, throttler, choker, strangler tree

     

     
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