strangle

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strangle /ˈstræŋgəl/ verb
strangles; strangled; strangling
strangle
/ˈstræŋgəl/
verb
strangles; strangled; strangling
Learner's definition of STRANGLE
[+ object]
: to kill (a person or animal) by squeezing the throat
: to stop (something) from growing or developing

— strangler

/ˈstræŋglɚ/ noun, plural stranglers [count]