01. The murdered woman had been [strangled] with a belt.
02. The dog almost [strangled] itself when it got its leash tangled on the fence.
03. I dreamt that someone was trying to [strangle] me, and when I woke up, I found my blanket had gotten twisted around my neck.
04. The man had the young boy by the throat, and was trying to [strangle] him.
05. A young child has died in a tragic accident after getting her head caught in a rope swing, and being [strangled] to death.
06. In 1927, dancer Isadora Duncan was accidentally [strangled] to death when her scarf got caught in the wheel of a car she was riding in.
07. During the birth, the doctor checked to make sure the umbilical cord wasn't wrapped around the baby's neck because it could [strangle] it.
08. The murderer [strangled] the old woman with his belt, and threw her body into the water.
09. The prolonged boycott has [strangled] the economy and cost hundreds of people their jobs.
10. The lines of the parachute got wrapped around the soldier's neck and [strangled] him to death.
11. The father was arrested for child abuse after almost [strangling] his son with the telephone wire.
12. The child was almost [strangled] after slipping off the swing, and getting his head caught between the ropes.
13. Jean Toomer once stated that fear is a noose that binds until it [strangles].
14. The old woman's voice sounded [strangled] as she explained how her husband died.
15. The nation of Lesotho is entirely surrounded by South Africa, so when the leader began criticizing South African apartheid in 1983, South Africa was able to close Lesotho's borders, [strangling] the country.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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