HyperDic: constrict

English > 2 senses of the word constrict:
VERBcontactconstrict, compress, squeeze, compact, contract, presssqueeze or press together
changeconstrict, constringe, narrowbecome tight or as if tight
constrict > pronunciation
Soundskahnstrih'kt
Rhymesaddict ... verdict: 24 rhymes with ihkt...
English > constrict: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningsqueeze or press together.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscompress, squeeze, compact, contract, press
Entailed bystrangle, strangulate, throttlekill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
wring out, squeeze outextract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
Narrowerastringeconstrict or bind or draw together
bear down, overbearcontract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
choke, strangleconstrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
choke, gag, fretBe too tight
choke, scragWring the neck of
convulsecontract involuntarily, as in a spasm
convulseCause to contract
primcontract one's lips
strangulateconstrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
BroadertightenBecome tight / tight / tight / tight / tight or tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
Spanishapretar, comprimir
Catalanatapeir, compactar, comprimir, estretir, prémer, premsar
Nounsconstrictionthe action or process of compressing
constrictorany of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils
English > constrict: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome tight or as if tight.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"Her throat constricted"
Synonymsconstringe, narrow
NarrowerastringeBecome constricted or compressed
strangulateBecome constricted
BroadertightenBecome tight / tight / tight / tight / tight or tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
Spanishangostarse, estrecharse, estrechar
Catalanestrènyer, estretir
Nounsconstrictiontight / tight or narrow compression
constrictiona narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

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