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Definition of Strangle

Strangle

  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.
  2. To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.
  3. To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress.
  4. To be strangled, or suffocated.

Strangle Quotations

There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.
Robert Staughton Lynd

There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him.
Jean Racine

Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Without moral progress, stimulated by faith in God, immorality in all its forms will proliferate and strangle goodness and human decency. Mankind will not be able to fully express the potential nobility of the human soul unless faith in God is strengthened.
James E. Faust
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Strangle Translations

strangle in Dutch is choken, worgen, wurgen
strangle in Portuguese is estrangule
strangle in Spanish is estrangular
strangle in Swedish is strypa
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