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(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 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 breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
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  1. To be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
  2. To suppress the development, imagination, or creativity of; stifle:
  3. To be unable to develop properly as because of a repressive or dulling environment
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 undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
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  1. To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
  2. To cause asphyxia in; smother.
  3. To suffocate
To fail to perform effectively because of nervous agitation or tension, especially in an athletic contest:
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  1. To fail to perform effectively because of nervous agitation or tension, especially in an athletic contest:
  2. To prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe; suffocate; smother; stifle; often, specif., to prevent from breathing by squeezing the throat of; strangle
  3. To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
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 become or feel oppressed; be stifled.
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  1. To become or feel oppressed; be stifled.
  2. To be unable to develop properly as because of a repressive or dulling environment
  3. To be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
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. To become strained with emotion
  3. (Informal) To be unable to perform efficiently, as in a sporting event, because of tension, strong emotion, etc.
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
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 deaden (a sound), as by wrapping
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  1. To deaden (a sound), as by wrapping
  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 control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
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  1. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
  2. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
  3. To put down or subdue by force:
(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 kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
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  1. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
  2. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
  3. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
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  1. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
  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 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 smother. In this page you can discover 26 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for smother, like: hold down, stifle, suffocate, suppress, choke, extinguish, asphyxiate, choke, stifle, suffocate and burke.