strangle (v.)
quench, eclipse, stifle
1H4 I.ii.201[Prince Hal alone, of the sun] ugly mists / Of vapours that did seem to strangle him
Mac II.iv.7[Ross to Old Man] dark night strangles the travelling lamp
Sonn.89.8[] I will acquaintance strangle and look strange
TN V.i.145[Olivia to Viola as Cesario] it is the baseness of thy fear / That makes thee strangle thy propriety
WT IV.iv.47[Florizel to Perdita] Strangle such thoughts as these with anything / That you behold the while
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