One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘there was a pair of hands round her throat, throttling her’
choke, strangle, strangulate, garrotte, asphyxiate, smother, suffocate, stifle
2‘attempts to throttle the criminal supply of drugs’
suppress, inhibit, stifle, control, restrain, check, contain, put a lid on, put the lid on
crack down on, clamp down on, drive underground
stop, put an end to, bring to an end, end, stamp out, bring to a stop, halt, bring to a halt
informal put paid to, put the kibosh on, put the stopper on, do for
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