Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[concrete] STRANGLE NP2 [concrete]
Hercules, in his cradle, strangled the serpents.
She would never have strangled the prophets for foretelling better days.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 5, 6
Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] STRANGLE NP2[abstract]
How did 'New Labour' strangle the UK?
They have strangled the music.
The dictator wants to strangle trade between the two opposing nations.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4