verb (used with object), stran·gled, stran·gling.
verb (used without object), stran·gled, stran·gling.
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Origin of strangle
OTHER WORDS FROM stranglestrangler, nounstran·gling·ly, adverbun·stran·gled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for strangle
Running back Derrius Guice was released after he was arrested on domestic violence-related charges, including allegedly strangling his girlfriend until she was unconscious.Washington football timeline: From Ron Rivera hiring to playoff exit|Sam Fortier|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
Ninety-five percent of all life on Earth died—strangled by an atmosphere so low in oxygen.Why Birds Can Fly Over Mount Everest - Issue 94: Evolving|Walter Murch|December 30, 2020|Nautilus
He strangled her with a dog leash in the basement den of his parents’ home, then stolen his mother’s car.
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.Why Google’s $1 billion deal with news publishers isn’t the end of their war|David Meyer|October 1, 2020|Fortune
“Dennis was so intoxicated and violent he tried to strangle my mom,” she said.Her Stepfather Admitted to Sexually Abusing Her. That Wasn’t Enough to Keep Her Safe.|by Nadia Sussman|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
As you can see on your screens, this young soldier is trying to strangle me with the barrel of his carbine.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea|Michael Weiss|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If he refuses to strangle his own baby in the crib, Republicans are happy to retaliate.The GOP Is Threatening Murder-Suicide With New Shutdown Warnings|Kirsten Powers|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They drove to his home in South Los Angeles and had sex but shortly thereafter, he attempted to strangle her with a shoelace.Los Angeles Police Pin Old Murders of Three Women on Dead Serial Killer|Christine Pelisek|August 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.Uncanny Tales|Various
Wherefore it was but natural that President Castle's experts found it impossible to strangle the bill in committee.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Bow traps are placed along the tracks of civets, ichneumons, and rodents, which snap and strangle them.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
He was of the type of those who strangle serpents while yet in the cradle.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)|John Morley
He was an angel on earth—my God, if ever I lay me hands on that woman, I'll strangle her.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace