They are constrictors; they suffocate their prey by coiling around it and squeezing.
SIDS, also called crib death or cot death, occurs when babies suffocate accidentally or stop breathing in an event called sleep apnea.
The heat had suddenly become unbearable; he thought he might suffocate at any moment.
Almost everybody used it, in every conceivable situation, and constantly, in such a way as would oppress and suffocate us could we go back in time and live in that environment.
She shuddered remembering the last time she had missed the early bus and how she had had to sit beside some guy wearing so much cologne she thought that she would suffocate from lack of real air.
Unable to surface to breathe, they suffocate and drown and are eventually washed onto the beaches along the coast here.
Nothing is too tacky, nothing too suffocatingly sentimental for daytime television.
Trapped, suffocating , and every other clichéd word one can look up in the thesaurus to describe being stranded in this small terraced island in the Pacific.
The air was close and suffocating in the black car, as she drove aimlessly down the interstate, trying to flee from all her memories and the life that was sucking all the wants and needs from her that once made her happy.
Although, the holes in the watery Wicklow defence were initially plugged, the problem of their inability to create scoreable chances was still suffocating their performance.