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Noun: strangles  strang-gulz
  1. An acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes
    - equine distemper
Verb: strangle  strang-gul
  1. Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"; "he tried to strangle his opponent";
    - strangulate, throttle
     
  2. Conceal or hide
    "strangle a yawn";
    - smother, stifle, muffle, repress
     
  3. Die from strangulation
     
  4. Prevent the progress or free movement of
    "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries";
    - hamper, halter, cramp
     
  5. Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
    - choke
     
  6. Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
    - gag, choke, suffocate

Type of: asphyxiate, bound, compact, compress, confine, conquer, constrict, contract, curb, distemper, hurt, inhibit, kill, limit, press, restrain, restrict, squeeze, stamp down, stifle, subdue, suffer, suffocate, suppress, throttle, trammel

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