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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The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.
These worrying trends illustrate how excessive tightening of Internet controls can choke business growth and stifle investment in technology and research and development, it is therefore hugely dispiriting to see numerous member companies actively scaling back investment and expansion, and diverting their spending to other markets.
We are educated in the grossest ignorance, and no art omitted to stifle our natural reason; if some few get above their nurses instructions, our knowledge must rest concealed and be as useless to the world as gold in the mine.
At every aviation conference, everyone agrees market access controls and ownership restrictions are a bad idea and should be done away with and' let's go to global open skies', but it doesn't happen, and I can only think that is because... governments stifle it. That for all their high intentions, governments quite like it the way it is or at least can't think of a system they'd prefer to have.
The fear is that price controls stifle innovation. It hasn't happened yet, they'll have to sharpen their pencils and recalculate what their outlook is for new drugs and whether they're worth still developing.
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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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