What does the word strangle mean?

Usage examples for strangle

  1. " Well, well," he said, " don't strangle me for that. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. He told me that, when I had called him, a Lama had placed his hand upon his mouth to prevent him from answering, while, with the other hand, the Lama had squeezed his neck so tightly as to nearly strangle him. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor