Dictionary Results for strangling

1. strangling - noun

· the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"

Synonym(s): choking, strangulation, throttling

Hypernym(s): suffocation, asphyxiation

2. strangle - verb

· kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangulate his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"

Synonym(s): strangulate, throttle

Hypernym(s): kill

3. strangle - verb

· suppress in order to conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a laugh"; "repress a cry of fear"

Synonym(s): smother, stifle, muffle, repress

Hypernym(s): inhibit, bottle_up, suppress

4. strangle - verb

· die from strangulation

Hypernym(s): suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate

5. strangle - verb

· prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

Synonym(s): hamper, halter, cramp

Hypernym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

6. strangle - verb

· constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

Synonym(s): choke

Hypernym(s): compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

7. strangle - verb

· struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

Synonym(s): gag, choke, suffocate

Hypernym(s): suffer, hurt

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