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English definition of “strangle”

strangle

verb [T]     /ˈstræŋ.ɡl̩/
to kill someone by pressing their throat so that they cannot breathe : She had been strangled with her own scarf and her body dumped in the woods .Murder and attempted murderKillingBreathing and stopping breathing to stop something from developing : For years , the organization was strangled by excessive bureaucracy . There is a great deal of fear that the new restrictions might strangle the country's economy .Causing something to endComing to an end
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