Translation of strangle in Spanish:

strangle

Pronunciation: /ˈstræŋgəl/

vt

  • 1.1 [person] estrangular
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    • It took all my will power to keep myself from strangling that person to death.
    • Sometimes, I felt like strangling him to death.
    • Then, in some unexplained way, the sprocket chain tore loose and managed to wrap itself about the boy's neck, strangling him.
    1.2 [originality] coartar; [protests] sofocar*, ahogar* to strangle the economy estrangular la economía
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    • His family acquired wealth beyond their wildest dreams and a measure of power that still strangles the development of democracy in Chile.
    • Business is telling us that an assembly would strangle growth.
    • I have firm proposals to reduce the bureaucracy which is strangling farming.
    1.3
    (strangled past p)
    ahogado a strangled cry un grito ahogado in a strangled voice con voz ahogada or estrangulada

vi

  • ahogarse* I almost strangled on a fishbone (AmE) casi me ahogo con una espina de pescado

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.