Search Result for "strangled":
1. held in check with difficulty;
- Example: "a smothered cough"
- Example: "a stifled yawn"
- Example: "a strangled scream"
- Example: "suppressed laughter"
[syn: smothered, stifled, strangled, suppressed]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strangle \Stran"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strangled; p. pr. & vb. n. Strangling.] [OF. estrangler, F. ['e]trangler, L. strangulare, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? a halter; and perhaps akin to E. string, n. Cf. Strain, String.] 1. To compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a rope. [1913 Webster] Our Saxon ancestors compelled the adulteress to strangle herself. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner. [1913 Webster] Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, . . . And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress. "Strangle such thoughts." --Shak. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "strangled": blurred, brassy, brazen, breathy, choked, choking, clamped, coarse, compressed, concentrated, condensed, consolidated, constricted, contracted, cracked, cramped, croaking, croaky, drawling, drawly, dry, dysphonic, gruff, guttural, harsh, harsh-sounding, hawking, hoarse, husky, inarticulate, indistinct, knitted, lisping, metallic, mispronounced, muzzy, nasal, nipped, pinched, pinched-in, puckered, pursed, quavering, ragged, raucid, raucous, rough, roupy, rude, shaking, shaky, snuffling, solidified, squawking, squawky, squeezed, stertorous, stifled, strangulated, thick, throaty, tinny, tremulous, twangy, velar, wasp-waisted, wrinkled