verb (used with object), stran·gled, stran·gling.
verb (used without object), stran·gled, stran·gling.
Origin of strangle
Synonyms for strangle
Examples from the Web for strangler
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of strangler
The youth was close upon the midnight strangler, stooping low.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek
George W. Ogden
When he pulled on them both, the strangler's cord came away in his hand.Planet of the Damned
The first point gained, the Strangler could act more freely.The Wandering Jew, Complete
"What you feel is a strangler's cord," the thief said grimly.The Egyptian Cat Mystery
Harold Leland Goodwin
He said two words to the Strangler, and drew a revolver from beneath his jacket.Jack Haydon's Quest
Word Origin 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.