1 asphyxiate, choke, garrotte, smother, strangulate, suffocate, throttle
2 gag, inhibit, repress, stifle, suppress
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strangle ( 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.
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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