To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight:choke off, crush, extinguish, put down, quash, quell, quench, squash, squelch. Idiom: put the lid on. See continue, win
To keep from being published or transmitted:ban, black out, censor, hush (up), stifle. Idiom: keep (or put) a lid on. See show
To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check:burke, choke (back), gag, hold back, hold down, hush (up), muffle, quench, repress, smother, squelch, stifle, strangle, throttle. (Informal) sit on (or upon). See restraint
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