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verb [transitive] strangle pronunciation in American English /ˈstræŋɡ(ə)l/
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present tense
present participlestrangling
past tensestrangled
past participlestrangled
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  1. 1
    to kill a person or an animal by squeezing their throat so that they cannot breathe
    He strangled her with a telephone cord.
  2. 2
    to stop the development of something, especially an economy
    Some fear the restrictions would strangle the country’s economy.

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