noun (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology.
Origin of strangles
verb (used with object), stran·gled, stran·gling.
verb (used without object), stran·gled, stran·gling.
Origin of strangle
Synonyms for strangle
Related Words for stranglesinhibit, smother, suffocate, restrain, gag, kill, asphyxiate, throttle, subdue, muffle, shush, repress, suppress, squelch, strangulate, quelch
Examples from the Web for strangles
Contemporary Examples of strangles
As we saw when the B-2 came under attack the moment that it was unveiled, it strangles the pro-bomber case.Is the Pentagon’s $55 Billion Stealth Bomber Too Big a Secret?
September 22, 2014
Historical Examples of strangles
Exclusiveness is a constricting cord that strangles progress.The Better Germany in War Time
Oh, I know all the problems of security and how it strangles work.Security
Ernest M. Kenyon
He tears away the golden cord from his hat, and strangles himself.The Robbers
It comes right up to other people, strangles them, or drags them along with it.The Goose Man
It stifles the spirit of progress and strangles its pioneers.Flowers of Freethought
George W. Foote
Word Origin for strangles
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.