Predicate: suffocate

Roleset id: suffocate.01 , (cause to) not be able to breathe, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

suffocate.01: SUFFOCATE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'suffocate' based on sentences in brown. (from suffocate.01-v predicate notes) SUFFOCATION-N NOTES: (from suffocation.01-n)


suffocation (n.)
suffocate (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: cause of not-breathing
        Arg1-PPT: entity not breathing
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if cause also present as arg0

Example: nominal with all args

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: gerund

        Like Eliot, in my fantasies, I had a proud bearing and, with a skill that was vaguely continental, I would lead Jessica through an evening of dancing and handsome descriptions of my newest exploits, would guide her gently to the night's climax which, in my dreams, was always represented by our almost suffocating one another to death with deep, moist kisses burning with love.

        Arg0: our
        Argm-ext: almost
        Rel: suffocating
        Arg1-rec: one another
        Argm-prd: to death
        Arg2: with deep, moist kisses burning with love

Example: verbal

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        [It]-1 crawled across her breasts, [*-1]suffocating the life in her nipples.

        Arg0: [*-1]
        Rel: suffocating
        Arg1: the life in her nipples