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To deprive (a fire) of the oxygen necessary for combustion.
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  1. To deprive (a fire) of the oxygen necessary for combustion.
  2. To be extinguished.
  3. To suffocate.
To impair the breathing of or cause discomfort to by cutting off the supply of fresh air.
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  1. To impair the breathing of or cause discomfort to by cutting off the supply of fresh air.
  2. To kill or destroy by preventing access of air or oxygen.
  3. To be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
To put an end to or make extinct; destroy:
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  1. To put an end to or make extinct; destroy:
  2. (Psychology) To bring about the extinction of a conditioned response.
  3. To cause a fire or light to stop burning or shining; put out.
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 block off or obstruct (a pipe or valve, for example).
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  1. To block off or obstruct (a pipe or valve, for example).
  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 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:
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 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 end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
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  1. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
  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 suppress:
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  1. To suppress:
  2. To lessen the speed of (an engine, vehicle, etc.) by this or similar means; slow (down)
  3. To stop the utterance or action of; censor or suppress
To deaden, depress, reduce, or lessen
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  1. To deaden, depress, reduce, or lessen
  2. (Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
  3. To deaden, restrain, or depress:
To become as if dead; lose vigor, intensity, etc.
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  1. To become as if dead; lose vigor, intensity, etc.
  2. To render less intense, sensitive, or vigorous:
  3. To lessen the vigor, intensity, or liveliness of; dull
To deaden (a sound):
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  1. To deaden (a sound):
  2. To wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
  3. To prevent the expression of; stifle
To soften the tone, color, shade, or hue of.
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  1. To soften the tone, color, shade, or hue of.
  2. To soften or muffle the sound of (a musical instrument, etc.) as with a mute
To prohibit, as by official order, from doing, using, appearing, happening, etc.; forbid; censor
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  1. To prohibit, as by official order, from doing, using, appearing, happening, etc.; forbid; censor
  2. To prohibit (an action) or forbid the use of (something), especially by official decree:
  3. (South African) Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
To examine and expurgate.
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  1. To examine and expurgate.
  2. To subject (a book, film, writer, etc.) to the close examination of a censor
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 abolish by authority
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  1. To abolish by authority
  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
(Sports) To shorten one's grip on the handle of a bat or racket. Often used with up.
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  1. (Sports) To shorten one's grip on the handle of a bat or racket. Often used with up.
  2. To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.
  3. To prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe; suffocate; smother; stifle; often, specif., to prevent from breathing by squeezing the throat of; strangle
To deprive (a fire) of the oxygen necessary for combustion.
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  1. To deprive (a fire) of the oxygen necessary for combustion.
  2. To overwhelm, dominate, suppress, or impede in a manner regarded as suffocating
  3. To suffocate.
To impair the breathing of or cause discomfort to by cutting off the supply of fresh air.
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  1. To impair the breathing of or cause discomfort to by cutting off the supply of fresh air.
  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
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