kill by squeezing the throat of;hinder the breathing of
"he tried to strangle his opponent"
"A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"
"smother a yawn"
"muffle one's anger"
"strangle a yawn"
"He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"
"the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
"he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
Out there somewhere is a mass murderer who enjoys strangling women.
出自： P. D. James