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A common form of abuse: Strangulation

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If someone puts pressure on your neck and tries to cut off your airway, making it hard for you to breathe, is that person choking you or are you being strangled?

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Is there really a difference between the two - to choke or to strangle?

Yes, according to Susan Keehn, advocate at Someplace Safe in Alexandria.

And yes, according to the dictionary.

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