strangle (strangles, present participle strangling; past and past participle strangled)
- (transitive) 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.
- (transitive) To stifle or suppress.
- She strangled a scream.
- (intransitive) To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled.
- The cat slipped from the branch and strangled on its bell-collar.
- (intransitive) To be stifled, choked, or suffocated in any manner.
- c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iii]:
- Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, […] And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes?
- French: étrangler
- German: strangulieren, erwürgen
- Portuguese: estrangular, sufocar
- Russian: души́ть
- Spanish: estrangular
- Russian: подавля́ть
strangle (plural strangles)
- (finance) A trading strategy using options, constructed through taking equal positions in a put and a call with different strike prices, such that there is a payoff if the underlying asset's value moves beyond the range of the two strike prices.