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strangle

verb [T] uk   /ˈstræŋ.ɡl̩/ us  
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. 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.
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