Strangle

Definition of Strangle

Stran´gle
v. t.1.To compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a rope.
[imp. & p. p. Strangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Strangling .]
Our Saxon ancestors compelled the adulteress to strangle herself.
- Ayliffe.
2.To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.
Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, . . .
And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes?
- Shak.
3.To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress.
v. i.1.To be strangled, or suffocated.

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