strangle

  • 1 Strangle — Stran gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strangling}.] [OF. estrangler, F. [ e]trangler, L. strangulare, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? a halter; and perhaps akin to E. string, n. Cf. {Strain}, {String}.] 1. To compress the windpipe of (a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Strangle — Stran gle, v. i. To be strangled, or suffocated. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 strangle — I verb arrest, block, check, choke off, crush, extinguish, hush, inhibit, keep back, keep down, mask, muzzle, put a stop to, quell, quiet, repress, reserve, restrain, silence, smother, snuff out, squelch, still, stop, strangulare, subdue,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 strangle — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. estrangler, from L. strangulare to choke, stifle, check, constrain, from Gk. strangalan choke, twist, from strangale a halter, cord, lace, related to strangos twisted, from PIE root *strenk tight, narrow; pull tight, twist …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 strangle — vb *suffocate, asphyxiate, stifle, smother, choke, throttle …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 strangle — [v] choke, stifle asphyxiate, gag, garrote/garrotte, inhibit, kill, muffle, quelch, repress, restrain, shush, smother, squelch, strangulate, subdue, suffocate, suppress, throttle; concepts 130,191,252 Ant. free, let go, loose …

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  • 7 strangle — ► VERB 1) squeeze or constrict the neck of, especially so as to cause death. 2) suppress or hinder (an impulse, action, or sound). DERIVATIVES strangler noun. ORIGIN Old French estrangler, from Greek strangal halter …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 strangle — [straŋ′gəl] vt. strangled, strangling [ME stranglen < OFr estrangler < L strangulare < Gr strangalan < strangalē, halter < strangos, twisted: see STRONG] 1. to kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 strangle — A trading strategy using options that is designed to profit from material increases in the volatility of the underlying. Similar to a straddle but using only put and call options with strike prices that are out of the money. American Banker… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 strangle — 01. The murdered woman had been [strangled] with a belt. 02. The dog almost [strangled] itself when it got its leash tangled on the fence. 03. I dreamt that someone was trying to [strangle] me, and when I woke up, I found my blanket had gotten… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 strangle — [[t]stræ̱ŋg(ə)l[/t]] strangles, strangling, strangled 1) VERB To strangle someone means to kill them by squeezing their throat tightly so that they cannot breathe. [V n] He tried to strangle a border policeman and steal his gun... [V n] He was… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 strangle — UK [ˈstræŋɡ(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms strangle : present tense I/you/we/they strangle he/she/it strangles present participle strangling past tense strangled past participle strangled 1) to kill a person or an animal by squeezing… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 Strangle — An options strategy where the investor holds a position in both a call and put with different strike prices but with the same maturity and underlying asset. This option strategy is profitable only if there are large movements in the price of the… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 14 strangle — verb ADVERB ▪ almost, half, nearly, practically ▪ slowly VERB + STRANGLE ▪ try to PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 strangle — v. to strangle smb. to death * * * [ stræŋg(ə)l] to strangle smb. to death …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 strangle — [13] Strangle comes via Old French estrangler and Latin strangulāre from Greek straggalān ‘strangle’. This was related to straggós ‘twisted’, and has more distant links with English string and strong – the common semantic denominator being… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 strangle — [13] Strangle comes via Old French estrangler and Latin strangulāre from Greek straggalān ‘strangle’. This was related to straggós ‘twisted’, and has more distant links with English string and strong – the common semantic denominator being… …

    Word origins

  • 18 strangle — stran|gle [ˈstræŋgəl] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: estrangler, from Latin strangulare; STRANGULATION] 1.) to kill someone by pressing their throat with your hands, a rope etc →↑choke strangle with ▪ The victim had been strangled… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 strangle — stran|gle [ stræŋgl ] verb transitive 1. ) to kill a person or an animal by squeezing their throat so that they cannot breathe: He strangled her with a telephone cord. 2. ) to stop the development of something, especially an economy: Some fear… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 strangle — A code word used normally by ground controllers meaning, “Switch off the [equipment indicated],” as in strangle canary, meaning “Switch off the IFF (identification friend or foe).” …

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