As you can see on your screens, this young soldier is trying to strangle me with the barrel of his carbine.
Though bills may pass both chambers, the House can strangle an initiative by withholding funds.
Jail guards noticed markings on his neck indicating he had attempted to strangle himself with his shoelaces.
c.1300, from Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulare "to choke, stifle, check, constrain," from Greek strangalan "choke, twist," from strangale "a halter, cord, lace," related to strangos "twisted," from PIE root *strenk- "tight, narrow; pull tight, twist" (see strain (v.)). Related: Strangled; strangling.
strangle stran·gle (strāng'gəl)
v. stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles
To compress the trachea so as to prevent sufficient passage of air; suffocate.