verb (used with object), stran·gled, stran·gling.
verb (used without object), stran·gled, stran·gling.
Origin of strangle
Examples from the Web for strangler
During the hunt for the strangler, the area was flooded with cops.
Ever since the strangler,” addict Will Sims says, “we do everything out in the open and the cops are cool with it.
Jack's head dropped forward, and the dancing girl nodded to the strangler to loose his frightful clutch.
Saya Chone and the Strangler had gone away, leaping down from the mouth of the outer cave to the ravine.
This second repulse seemed to put Saya Chone and the Strangler beside themselves with fury.
It was the work of only an instant to dash around the partition and beat the Strangler to the floor.The Master Mystery|Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
The head was covered with a yellow turban, and Jack saw the Strangler slowly draw himself up and stand in the mouth of the cave.
British Dictionary definitions for strangler (1 of 2)
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Word Origin for strangle
Word Origin and History for strangler
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.