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1    asphyxiate, choke, garrotte, smother, strangulate, suffocate, throttle  
2    gag, inhibit, repress, stifle, suppress  
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  ( strangles    3rd person present)   ( strangling    present participle)   ( strangled    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   To strangle someone means to kill them by squeezing their throat tightly so that they cannot breathe.   (=throttle)  
He tried to strangle a border policeman and steal his gun...      V n  
2       verb   To strangle something means to prevent it from succeeding or developing.  
The country's economic plight is strangling its scientific institutions...      V n  

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