Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
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
To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.
Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, . . .
And there die
And there die
strangledere my Romeo comes?
To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress.“Strangle such thoughts.”
To be strangled, or suffocated.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To choke; to suffocate; to destroy life by stopping respiration.
Our Saxon ancestors compelled the adulteress to strangle herself.
2.To suppress; to hinder from birth or appearance.
strangle (third-person singular simple present strangles, present participle strangling, simple past and past participle strangled)
- (transitive) To kill someone by 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.
- (transitive) To stifle or suppress an action.
- She strangled a scream.
- (intransitive) To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled.
- The cat slipped from the branch and strangled on its bell-collar.
- (intransitive) To be stifled, choked, or suffocated in any manner.
- Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, […] And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes?
to kill someone by strangulation
to stifle or suppress an action