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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stran·gle /ˈstræŋgəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 stran·gle /ˈstræŋgəl/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stran·gle, v. i. To be strangled, or suffocated.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stran·gle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strangled p. pr. & vb. n. Strangling ]
 1. To compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a rope.
    Our Saxon ancestors compelled the adulteress to strangle herself.   --Ayliffe.
 2. To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.
 Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, . . .
 And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes?   --Shak.
 3. To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress. Strangle such thoughts.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: 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" [syn: strangulate,
      2: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger";
         "strangle a yawn" [syn: smother, stifle, muffle, repress]
      3: die from strangulation
      4: prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered
         in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation
         wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small
         countries" [syn: hamper, halter, cramp]
      5: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing [syn: choke]
      6: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he
         swallowed a fishbone and gagged" [syn: gag, choke, suffocate]