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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?

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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