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To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
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  1. To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
  2. To cause asphyxia in; smother.
  3. To smother or suffocate someone.
To kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to shut off the breath; throttle; choke
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  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 suppress, repress, or stifle:
  3. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
To be or become strangled, compressed, constricted, or obstructed.
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  1. To be or become strangled, compressed, constricted, or obstructed.
  2. To strangle.
  3. (Medicine) To stop flow through a vessel.
To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
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  1. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
  2. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
  3. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
To choke; strangle
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  1. To choke; strangle
  2. To suppress:
  3. To stop the utterance or action of; censor or suppress
To execute by garrote.
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  1. To execute by garrote.
  2. To disable by strangling, as in an attack for robbery
  3. To strangle in order to rob.
To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass
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  1. To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass
  2. To cause to disappear; get rid of
  3. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; — said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out"
To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
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  1. To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
  2. To supply with more power than is needed
  3. To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
To form a noose in or of (a rope, cord, etc.)
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  1. To form a noose in or of (a rope, cord, etc.)
  2. To tie or catch in a noose; to entrap or ensnare.
  3. To catch or hold in a noose; trap, ensnare, etc.
To hang on a gibbet for public viewing.
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  1. To hang on a gibbet for public viewing.
  2. To hang on a gibbet
  3. To execute by hanging on a gibbet.
To be kept from getting enough air to breathe
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  1. To be kept from getting enough air to breathe
  2. To hide or suppress by or as by covering; stifle
  3. To lavish a surfeit of a given emotion on (someone):
To experience a regurgitative spasm in the throat, as from revulsion to a food or smell or in reflexive response to an introduced object.
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  1. To experience a regurgitative spasm in the throat, as from revulsion to a food or smell or in reflexive response to an introduced object.
  2. To make jokes or quips:
  3. (Mech.) To choke or stop up (a valve, etc.)
To kill or destroy by preventing access of air or oxygen.
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  1. To kill or destroy by preventing access of air or oxygen.
  2. To become or feel oppressed; be stifled.
  3. To be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
To suppress, repress, or stifle:
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  1. To suppress, repress, or stifle:
  2. To kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to shut off the breath; throttle; choke
  3. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
To put something over or into the mouth of, so as to keep from talking, crying out, etc.
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  1. To put something over or into the mouth of, so as to keep from talking, crying out, etc.
  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.)
To draw in the breath sharply, as from shock.
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  1. To draw in the breath sharply, as from shock.
  2. To say or tell with gasps
  3. To inhale suddenly, as in surprise, or breathe with effort, as in choking
To be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
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  1. To be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
  2. To kill or destroy by preventing access of air or oxygen.
  3. To feel discomfort from lack of fresh air.
To cause to disappear; get rid of
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  1. To cause to disappear; get rid of
  2. To muffle or mask (a sound) by a louder sound:
  3. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; — said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out"
To lavish a surfeit of a given emotion on (someone):
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  1. To lavish a surfeit of a given emotion on (someone):
  2. To conceal, suppress, or hide:
  3. To be kept from getting enough air to breathe
To reduce the flow of (fuel vapor, etc.) by means of a throttle
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  1. To reduce the flow of (fuel vapor, etc.) by means of a throttle
  2. To lessen the speed of (an engine, vehicle, etc.) by this or similar means; slow (down)
  3. To suppress:
To suppress, repress, or stifle:
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  1. To suppress, repress, or stifle:
  2. To kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to shut off the breath; throttle; choke
  3. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
To regulate the speed of (an engine) with a throttle.
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  1. To regulate the speed of (an engine) with a throttle.
  2. To suppress:
  3. To choke; strangle
To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
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  1. To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
  2. To cause asphyxia in; smother.
  3. To suffocate
To conceal, suppress, or hide:
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  1. To conceal, suppress, or hide:
  2. To hide or suppress by or as by covering; stifle
  3. To suffocate.
To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
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  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.
To be unable to develop properly as because of a repressive or dulling environment
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  1. To be unable to develop properly as because of a repressive or dulling environment
  2. To become or feel oppressed; be stifled.
  3. To be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
To prevent or limit speech in (a legislative body)
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  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.)
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
(Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
  2. (Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
To be or become silent or still.
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  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 :
To prevent the expression of; stifle
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  1. To prevent the expression of; stifle
  2. To wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
  3. To repress; stifle.
To cool (hot steel, etc.) suddenly by plunging into water, oil, or the like
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  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
To put down or subdue by force:
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  1. To put down or subdue by force:
  2. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
  3. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
To be concealed or suppressed.
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  1. To be concealed or suppressed.
  2. To conceal, suppress, or hide:
  3. To hide or suppress by or as by covering; stifle
(Archaic) To crush by trampling.
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  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
To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
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  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.
To kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to shut off the breath; throttle; choke
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  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:
To inhibit the expression of:
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  1. To inhibit the expression of:
  2. To inhibit the expression of (a gene):
  3. To restrain the growth, activity, or release of:
To lessen the speed of (an engine, vehicle, etc.) by this or similar means; slow (down)
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  1. To lessen the speed of (an engine, vehicle, etc.) by this or similar means; slow (down)
  2. To suppress:
  3. To stop the utterance or action of; censor or suppress
(--- Medicine) To interrupt or obstruct the functioning of (a physiological process), especially by the use of drugs.
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  1. (--- Medicine) To interrupt or obstruct the functioning of (a physiological process), especially by the use of drugs.
  2. To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
  3. To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
To thicken or stick together; clot.
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  1. To thicken or stick together; clot.
  2. To become obstructed or choked up:
  3. To fill with obstructions or with thick, sticky matter; stop up; jam
To bring to an end; finish
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  1. To bring to an end; finish
  2. To bring to an end; terminate:
  3. To draw or bind together the edges of:
To fill to excess; overcrowd
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  1. To fill to excess; overcrowd
  2. To become congested.
  3. To cause too much blood, mucus, etc. to accumulate in the vessels of (a part of the body)
To restrain or check; hold back:
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  1. To restrain or check; hold back:
  2. To stop or seal with or as if with a cork.
  3. (Baseball) To modify (a bat) by drilling a hole in the large end and filling it with cork or rubber: this practice is believed to give the batter an unfair advantage and is illegal
To supply the things needed or called for in (an order, prescription, etc.)
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  1. To supply the things needed or called for in (an order, prescription, etc.)
  2. To stop or plug up (an opening, for example).
  3. To close or plug (holes, cracks, etc.)
(Informal) To work or study hard and steadily; plod
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  1. (Informal) To work or study hard and steadily; plod
  2. To stop up or fill (a hole, gap, etc.) by inserting a plug
  3. To connect with something so as to become attached, to close an electric circuit, etc.
To be able to go no further; come to an end
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  1. To be able to go no further; come to an end
  2. To bring to an end; discontinue
  3. To close (a bottle, jug, etc.) as with a cork or cap
To give such a grade of failure to (a student):
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  1. To give such a grade of failure to (a student):
  2. To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in (a course, for example):
  3. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt.
In certain poker games, to have attained (a hand) as a result of the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time:
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  1. In certain poker games, to have attained (a hand) as a result of the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time:
  2. (Photoengraving) To turn (a film negative) face down before exposure to a metal plate, in order to create a desired mirror image
  3. To flap, strike, throw, or cause to drop noisily and clumsily
(Informal) To be a complete failure
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  1. (Informal) To be a complete failure
  2. To drop a bomb or bombs.
  3. To attack, damage, or destroy with a bomb or bombs
The outermost layer of tissue in woody plants that is resistant to the passage of water vapor and gases and that becomes the bark. Cork is secondary tissue, formed on the outside of the tissue layer known as cork cambium . The cell walls of cork cells contain suberin. Once they mature, cork cells die.
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  1. The outermost layer of tissue in woody plants that is resistant to the passage of water vapor and gases and that becomes the bark. Cork is secondary tissue, formed on the outside of the tissue layer known as cork cambium . The cell walls of cork cells contain suberin. Once they mature, cork cells die.
  2. The lightweight elastic outer bark of the cork oak, used especially for bottle closures, insulation, floats, and crafts.
  3. A piece of cork or something made of cork; esp., a stopper for a bottle, cask, etc.
An amount needed to make full, complete, or satisfied:
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  1. An amount needed to make full, complete, or satisfied:
  2. Anything that fills or is used to fill; esp., earth, gravel, etc. used for filling a hole or depression
  3. All that is needed to satisfy
An electrical connector, as with projecting prongs, designed to be fitted into an outlet, etc., thus making contact or closing a circuit
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  1. An electrical connector, as with projecting prongs, designed to be fitted into an outlet, etc., thus making contact or closing a circuit
  2. An object used to stop up a hole, gap, outlet, etc.
  3. A usually cylindrical or conic piece cut from something larger, often as a sample.
(Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
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  1. (Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
  2. A place at which someone or something stops:
  3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
A person or thing that stops or causes a stoppage
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  1. A person or thing that stops or causes a stoppage
  2. One that causes something to stop:
  3. (Baseball) That starting pitcher regarded as best able to prevent his or her team from having a long losing streak
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