verb (used with object), stran·gled, stran·gling.
verb (used without object), stran·gled, stran·gling.
Origin of strangle
Examples from the Web for strangle
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.
I felt inclined to strangle you with my own hands, you fool!The Fourth Estate, vol. 2|Armando Palacio Valds
It was tabu to strangle his widow, though the widows of no other chief were exempt from paying that last honour to the dead.The Fijians|Basil Thomson
Hamilcar looked at Giddenem; he felt inclined to strangle him.Salammbo|Gustave Flaubert
My father sought to strangle me because he believed he would appear in my blood.The Blue Wall|Richard Washburn Child
After his death in 604 his second son forced the heir to the throne to strangle himself, and then seized the throne.
British Dictionary definitions for strangle
Word Origin for strangle
Word Origin and History for strangle
c.1300, from Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulare "to choke, stifle, check, constrain," from Greek strangalan "choke, twist," from strangale "a halter, cord, lace," related to strangos "twisted," from PIE root *strenk- "tight, narrow; pull tight, twist" (see strain (v.)). Related: Strangled; strangling.