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  • on reading:
  • コウ
  • kun reading:
  • しぼる   める   まる
  • meaning(s):
  • strangle, constrict, wring
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まる しまる to be strangled; to be constricted
める しめる to strangle; to constrict
しめころす to strangle to death
しぼり iris (camera, eye)
しぼりとる to squeeze or wring out from
しぼりだす to squeeze or wring out
げる しぼりあげる 1. to squeeze (to the utmost); to wring; 2. to strain one's voice; 3. to scold
しぼりぞめ tie-dye
しぼる to press; to wring; to squeeze
こうざい execution by hanging; hanging
こうさつ hanging; strangulation
こうしゅ hanging; strangling to death
こうしゅけい death by hanging
こうしゅだい gallows