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Etymology

From Old French estrangler, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] strangulo

Verb

Infinitive
to strangle

Third person singular
strangl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to strangle (third-person singular simple present strangl, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To kill someone by strangulation (squeezing the throat so as to cut off the oxygen supply); to choke, suffocate or throttle.
    He strangled his wife and dissolved the body in acid.
  2. (transitive) To stifle or suppress an action.
    She strangled a scream.
  3. (intransitive) To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled.
    The cat slipped from the branch and became strangled by its bell-colla.

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