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To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
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  1. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  2. To hold in restraint; check.
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
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  1. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
  2. To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
  3. To restrain; check; control
To hold back; restrain:
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  1. To hold back; restrain:
  2. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  3. To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
To avoid; disregard:
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  1. To avoid; disregard:
  2. To get rid of quietly; evade or suppress, as a parliamentary bill, discussion, etc.
  3. (Obs.) To murder by suffocating so as to leave the body unmarked and fit to be sold for dissection
To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
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  1. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
  2. (Informal) To be unable to perform efficiently, as in a sporting event, because of tension, strong emotion, etc.
  3. To become strained with emotion
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 repress; stifle.
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  1. To repress; stifle.
  2. To deaden (a sound), as by wrapping
  3. To wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
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 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 hide or suppress by or as by covering; stifle
  3. To conceal, suppress, or hide:
To walk heavily, as through mud, making a sucking sound
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  1. To walk heavily, as through mud, making a sucking sound
  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 suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
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  1. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
  2. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
  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 put down by force; subdue; quell; crush
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  1. To put down by force; subdue; quell; crush
  2. To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or 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
Find another word for repress. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for repress, like: control, curb, check, inhibit, hinder, restrain, suppress, burke, choke, gag and hold back.