strangle

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strangle(
streyn
-
guhl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to kill)
a. estrangular
The victim was strangled with an electrical cord.La vctima fue estrangulada con un cable eléctrico.
2. (to suppress)
a. sofocar
The regime aimed to strangle the protest movement before it became too powerful.El régimen pensaba sofocar el movimiento de protesta antes de que se hiciera demasiado fuerte.
b. ahogar
He strangled the cry to avoid his presence being detected.Ahogó el grito para que no detectaran su presencia.
c. estrangular
Local businesses are being strangled by red tape.La burocracia está estrangulando las empresas de la región.
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strangle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (person, economy)
a. estrangular
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
strangle [ˈstræŋɡl]
transitive verb
estrangular; [+sob] ahogar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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