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strangle

Synonyms of strangle in English:

verb

  • 1 the victim was strangled with a scarf
  • 2 she strangled a sob
    suppress, smother, stifle, repress, restrain, hold back, hold in, fight back, bite back, gulp back, swallow, choke back, check
    [Antonyms] let out
  • 3 too much security is strangling commercial activity in the town
    prevent, put an end/stop to, stop, quash, squash, stamp out, destroy, crush, extinguish, deaden, damp down, subdue, suppress, repress;
    silence, muffle, mute, gag
    [Antonyms] encourage, promote
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