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stran•gle



Pronunciation: (strang'gul), [key]
v., -gled, -gling.


v.t.
1. to kill by squeezing the throat in order to compress the windpipe and prevent the intake of air, as with the hands or a tightly drawn cord.
2. to kill by stopping the breath in any manner; choke; stifle; suffocate.
3. to prevent the continuance, growth, rise, or action of; suppress: Censorship strangles a free press.

v.i.
to be choked, stifled, or suffocated.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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