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[OED, to suffocate or choke, now rare] v.i., v.t. to choke (with dust, water, etc.): 1918 [He] make a regular to-do in the ashes, and almost strangle Lion to death (Parsons 119). He was strangling in salt water (White). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-10-31 18:29
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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