In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He escaped, but his kinsman later strangled him to death.
- He had strangled a prostitute to death when she disagreed with him.
- She felt as if an invisible hand was upon her neck, strangling her with an iron grip.
- She showed them, but the thieves were still unsatisfied and nearly strangled her to death.
- I wanted to grab her by the neck and strangle her.
- Sara wrapped her legs around Dallas's waist and held on to his neck almost strangling him.
- It took all my will power to keep myself from strangling that person to death.
- When I get my hands on her, I'm going to strangle her until her neck is two inches thick!
- Tatsuya brought his face closer, grabbing Tomoya's neck, strangling him slightly.
- An urge to strangle the older girl was suppressed.
- I had to severely restrain myself from strangling her right there and then.
- Dougal thrust Gino backward into the wall, his fingers tight around his neck, literally strangling him.
- Finally, he strangled her to death with a gauze bandage.
- Alex's cold hands went to Michelle's neck, and strangled her for dear life.
- But suddenly, she had both hands around his neck and was strangling him.
- Then, in some unexplained way, the sprocket chain tore loose and managed to wrap itself about the boy's neck, strangling him.
- Jason wrestled the weapon from his foe's hands, and, right there, strangled him to death.
- Sometimes, I felt like strangling him to death.
- The court declared the man guilty of strangling his sister to death with a telephone cord.
- Was she smothered, was she strangled, why wasn't there any blood?
2(originality) coartar(protests) sofocar(protests) ahogarto strangle the economy — estrangular la economía
- The pattern is familiar: vested interests rage against change and do their best to strangle it by cynically invoking such shibboleths as tradition, the family and the sanctity of Sunday.
- As Radcliffe shattered a world record in each one it appeared that she became more and more strangled by her own expectations and those of others.
- In Wharton's world, other people and the rigid expectations of stratified society conspire to strangle individual happiness.
- In practice, their lives are devoured by activities and strangled with attachments.
- His family acquired wealth beyond their wildest dreams and a measure of power that still strangles the development of democracy in Chile.
- I have firm proposals to reduce the bureaucracy which is strangling farming.
- Economies die more slowly, strangled by fear and despair.
- If it were true, it would strangle any hopes for better relations with the United States.
- Plans have been drawn up to safeguard Cumbria's thriving local meat industry from being strangled by bureaucracy.
- Then the Nigerians will fan across Monrovia, seize the port and allow humanitarian access to the strangled city.
- Why should excess consumption strangle economic growth?
- Is that strangling the nascent ‘alarm tone’ market?
- Their interests diverge from ours, and their control over the network strangles our ability to communicate.
- In the end, the fear of ideas strangles the drama, because it renders the film's protagonists' struggle to survive devoid of larger meaning.
- Is this country so bound up in red tape that compassion has been strangled?
- It says less about the logic of reform than about the poverty of a debate that's strangled by interest groups and ideology on both sides.
- Business is telling us that an assembly would strangle growth.
- Put a face to the obscene greed that's strangling our beloved country!
- She believes that the new measures could be valuable but said there was a risk that the benefits could be strangled by bureaucracy and costs.
- The strategic struggle for Afghanistan was a fight to strangle the other's logistics.
3strangled past participleahogadoa strangled cry — un grito ahogado
- in a strangled voice — con voz ahogada / estrangulada
1ahogarseI almost strangled on a fishbone — casi me ahogo con una espina de pescado
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