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Strangle
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Strangle as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

2 December 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 17 answers for the crossword clue 'Strangle', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Strangle a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Strangle as an answer itself some 77 times.

Strangle is a single word clue made up of 8 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Saturday, 11 December 2021 with the answer being CHOKE, but the most popular answer for this clue is THROTTLE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
  • Conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
  • Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"
  • Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
  • Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
  • Die from strangulation

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

GAG
Restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting

5 Letters

CHOKE
A valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

CRAMP
A clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued

6 Letters

HALTER
Either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight

HAMPER
A basket usually with a cover

MUFFLE
Conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

STIFLE
Joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee

7 Letters

GAROTTE
An instrument of execution for execution by strangulation

GARROTE
An instrument of execution for execution by strangulation

REPRESS
Conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

SMOTHER
Conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

8 Letters

GARROTTE
An instrument of execution for execution by strangulation

SUPPRESS
Reduce the incidence or severity of or stop; "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"

THROTTLE
A valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

9 Letters

SUFFOCATE
Feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air; "The room was hot and stuffy and we were suffocating"

10 Letters

ASPHYXIATE
Deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"

11 Letters

STRANGULATE
Constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air

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