1. 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.
  2. To stifle or suppress an action.
    She strangled a scream.
  3. To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled.
    The cat slipped from the branch and strangled on its bell-collar.
  4. To be stifled, choked, or suffocated in any manner.

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