strangle
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
verb.
suppress in order to conceal or hide
smother a yawn|muffle one's anger|strangle a laugh|repress a cry of fear
verb.
die from strangulation
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
Synonym: hamper, halter, cramp
verb.
constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
Synonym: choke
verb.
struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
he swallowed a fishbone and gagged
Synonym: choke, gag, suffocate