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Synonyms of strangles

Noun


1. equine distemper, strangles, distemper

usage: an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes

Verb


1. strangle, strangulate, throttle, kill

usage: kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"

2. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

usage: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

3. strangle, suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate

usage: die from strangulation

4. hamper, halter, cramp, strangle, restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

usage: prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

5. choke, strangle, compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

usage: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

6. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate, suffer, hurt

usage: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

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