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verb as in choke, stifle

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Running back Derrius Guice was released after he was arrested on domestic violence-related charges, including allegedly strangling his girlfriend until she was unconscious.

Ninety-five percent of all life on Earth died—strangled by an atmosphere so low in oxygen.

He strangled her with a dog leash in the basement den of his parents’ home, then stolen his mother’s car.

From Ozy

The move strangled the flow of traffic to Springer’s websites, so it relented, giving Google a temporary license to use snippets as it wished.

From Fortune

“Dennis was so intoxicated and violent he tried to strangle my mom,” she said.

As you can see on your screens, this young soldier is trying to strangle me with the barrel of his carbine.

If he refuses to strangle his own baby in the crib, Republicans are happy to retaliate.

They drove to his home in South Los Angeles and had sex but shortly thereafter, he attempted to strangle her with a shoelace.

Bulger attempted to strangle McIntyre with a rope and, when that failed, he shot McIntyre in the head multiple times.

"Mark tried to strangle me last night," my friend blurted out.

Yet, try as I would to strangle the idea, all through the evening the same horrible, unaccountable notion clung to me.

Wherefore it was but natural that President Castle's experts found it impossible to strangle the bill in committee.

Bow traps are placed along the tracks of civets, ichneumons, and rodents, which snap and strangle them.

He was of the type of those who strangle serpents while yet in the cradle.

He was an angel on earth—my God, if ever I lay me hands on that woman, I'll strangle her.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to strangle, such as: gag, inhibit, kill, restrain, smother, and suffocate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.