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Another word for burke

  1. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check

      1. To become strained with emotion
      2. (Informal) To be unable to perform efficiently, as in a sporting event, because of tension, strong emotion, etc.
      3. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
      1. To prevent or limit speech in (a legislative body)
      2. To experience a regurgitative spasm in the throat, as from revulsion to a food or smell or in reflexive response to an introduced object.
      3. (Mech.) To choke or stop up (a valve, etc.)
      1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
      2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
      1. (Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
      2. (Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
      1. To be or become silent or still.
      2. To stop making noise; be or become quiet or silent
      3. To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up :
      1. To prevent the expression of; stifle
      2. To wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
      3. To repress; stifle.
      1. To cool (hot steel, etc.) suddenly by plunging into water, oil, or the like
      2. To put out (a fire, for example); extinguish.
      3. To overcome; subdue; suppress
      1. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
      2. To put down or subdue by force:
      3. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
      1. To be concealed or suppressed.
      2. To conceal, suppress, or hide:
      3. To hide or suppress by or as by covering; stifle
      1. (Archaic) To crush by trampling.
      2. To produce a splashing, squishing, or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze.
      3. To suppress or silence completely and with a crushing effect
      1. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
      2. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
      3. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
      1. To kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to shut off the breath; throttle; choke
      2. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
      3. To suppress, repress, or stifle:
      1. To inhibit the expression of:
      2. To inhibit the expression of (a gene):
      3. To restrain the growth, activity, or release of:
      1. To lessen the speed of (an engine, vehicle, etc.) by this or similar means; slow (down)
      2. To choke; strangle
      3. To stop the utterance or action of; censor or suppress
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  2. To keep away from

      1. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
      2. To prevent from happening:
      3. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
      1. To ignore, fail to consult, etc.
      2. To go around instead of through; use a bypass to avoid
      3. To avoid an obstacle by using an alternative channel, passage, or route.
      1. To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
      2. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
      3. To avoid or evade
      1. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
      2. To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside
      3. To avoid meeting
      1. To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
      2. (Slang) To move (in or out) quickly
      3. (Informal) To avoid or evade
      1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
      2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
      3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
      1. To manage to keep away from; avoid
      2. To break loose from confinement; get free:
      3. To avoid a serious or unwanted outcome:
      1. To refrain from (doing something).
      2. To keep away from (something harmful or disliked); shun; avoid; abstain from
      3. To avoid using, accepting, participating in, or partaking of:
      1. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
      2. To avoid complying with or fulfilling:
      3. To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude
      1. To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with:
      2. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
      3. To avoid, especially persistently.