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  • n  an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes
  • v  kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
  • v  conceal or hide
  • v  die from strangulation
  • v  prevent the progress or free movement of
  • v  constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
  • v  struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

  • But efforts like Woods' are up against powerful headwinds and not just because of the powerful gun lobby that often strangles gun-control laws.
  • Thus the Catholic vision of Mary, says Burghardt, strangles ecumenical dialogue.
  • JUST BEFORE NIGHTFALL is Director Claude Chabrol's cunningly engineered fable about a man (Michel Bouquet) who strangles his mistress and is slowly enveloped by guilt.

  • Chris Paterson in BBC News
    The Premiership is physically dominated, there are a lot of slower games and relegation sometimes strangles the spectacle,Paterson explained. "You get two or three great games at the top end of the league undoubtedly, but towards the...
  • Vaclav Klaus in NewsBusters (blog)
    Klaus answered: "My opinions about this issue simply are strong. Other top-level politicians do not express their global warming doubts because a whip of political correctness strangles their voice."

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