Synonyms for stifle
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joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repressverb
conceal or hide
"smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
keep down, cramp, muffle, surround, quash, halter, suppress, asphyxiate, subjugate, gag, mute, strangulate, throttle, reduce, hamper, repress, put out, damp, suffocate, dull, smother, choke, dampen, tone down, strangle, subdue
smother or suppress
"Stifle your curiosity"
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, chokeverb
impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
"The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, dampen, go, pass, choke off, die, smother, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, muffle
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiateverb
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
"The child suffocated under the pillow"
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My staff is always on the lookout for cases where big business uses big government to stifle competition and that is exactly what the Egg Board did here, but the real story is that programs like this shouldn’t exist in the first place. If egg producers want to get together voluntarily and promote eggs, that’s great. But they shouldn’t need the federal government to run the program for them.
I believe this will send a concerning signal to infrastructure developers that resonates far beyond our project and will stifle innovation for a practical transition towards sustainable energy.
Inside the kingdom, the social and economic reforms that are strongly popular with the next generation of Saudis continue to move forward in important ways, and the old ways of thinking grounded in a conservative interpretation of Islam are being pushed further to the sidelines, nevertheless, Saudi Arabia remains an absolute monarchy intolerant of a diversity of views, and it still takes troubling measures to stifle dissent. It has a lot of work to do in respecting basic human rights and freedoms including religious freedom.
They want peace, they talk of humanity. If you strike them with stones, they don't strike back. They try to reach you with flowers, so, if you want to sow fear and stifle progressive thought, they are easy to pick on.
Free speech on campus is not limited to a 'free speech zone' or any other narrowly defined area, those disagreeing with the students' message have a right to their own speech, but they do not have the right to erase or stifle someone else's speech under the guise of their own right to free speech.
Translations for stifle
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- dusit, udusit, udusit se, potlačitCzech
- unterdrücken, ersticken, unterbrechen, erdrückenGerman
- sofocar, reprimirSpanish
- tukahduttaa, vaimentaa, katkaista, tukehduttaa, tukahtua, keskeyttää, takapolvi, polvi, tukehtuaFinnish
- interrompre, réprimer, couperFrench
- elfojt, megfulladHungarian
- soffocare, trattenere, affogare, interrompere, celare, boccheggiare, tagliare, reprimere, ricoprire, asfissiare, grassellaItalian
- 噛み殺す, 抑える, 消す, 静める, 遮る, 窒息, 抑圧, もみ消すJapanese
- បង្អាក់, រារាំងKhmer
- whakakōmau, nati, nanatiMāori
- onderdrukken, afbreken, stikken, onderbrekenDutch
- душить, прервать, задыхаться, подавить, задохнуться, прерывать, подавлять, задушитьRussian
- tutmak, bastırmak, boğulmakTurkish
- chết ngộpVietnamese
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