Student Thesaurus

One entry found for strangle.
Entry Word: strangle
Function: verb
Text: 1 to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air <the gull got tangled in a piece of fishing line on the beach and was strangled> -- see SMOTHER 1
2 to keep (someone) from breathing by exerting pressure on the windpipe <the boy felt like he was being strangled by his tie> -- see CHOKE 1
3 to refrain from openly showing or uttering <strangled a gasp of surprise upon hearing the news> -- see SUPPRESS 2