• (verb-transitive): To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
  • (verb-transitive): To cut off the oxygen supply of; smother.
  • (verb-transitive): To suppress, repress, or stifle: strangle a scream.
  • (verb-transitive): To inhibit the growth or action of; restrict: "That artist is strangled who is forced to deal with human beings solely in social terms” ( James Baldwin).
  • (verb-intransitive): To become strangled.
  • (verb-intransitive): To die from suffocation or strangulation; choke.

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  • (verb): struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
  • (verb): constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
  • (verb): 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"
  • (verb): die from strangulation
  • (verb): suppress in order to conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a laugh"; "repress a cry of fear"
  • (verb): kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangulate his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"

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Example Sentences

  • Midway through the session, one large trader pursued a "strangle" -- buying November $105 calls and November $60 puts.

  • Employing a strategy known as a "strangle," traders bought both calls and puts expiring in August.

  • A large position known as a "strangle" in AMR 's options also traded.

  • Setting up a trade known as a "strangle," an investor purchased 2,500 puts that grant the right to sell shares for $49 by next month, as well as calls that grant the right to buy shares for $50 by the same expiry.

  • In March contracts, traders were taking a so-called strangle trade, a combination of call and put options at different strike prices.

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