joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress(verb)
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, choke(verb)
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, asphyxiate(verb)
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
"The child suffocated under the pillow"
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How to use stifle in a sentence?
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.
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
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.
We are very concerned that these apparently trumped-up charges may constitute a renewed attempt to stifle dissent.
Overly prescriptive regulation and onerous compliance obligations... would act as market barriers and stifle growth and competitiveness.
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- udusit, udusit se, potlačit, dusitCzech
- ersticken, unterbrechen, unterdrücken, erdrückenGerman
- sofocar, reprimirSpanish
- takapolvi, katkaista, tukahtua, keskeyttää, tukehtua, tukahduttaa, vaimentaa, tukehduttaa, polviFinnish
- couper, réprimer, interrompreFrench
- elfojt, megfulladHungarian
- grassella, asfissiare, reprimere, tagliare, trattenere, celare, affogare, soffocare, interrompere, boccheggiare, ricoprireItalian
- 窒息, もみ消す, 抑圧, 遮る, 静める, 噛み殺す, 消す, 抑えるJapanese
- បង្អាក់, រារាំងKhmer
- nanati, nati, whakakōmauMāori
- onderdrukken, stikken, onderbreken, afbrekenDutch
- задыхаться, душить, задохнуться, прерывать, задушить, подавлять, подавить, прерватьRussian
- tutmak, boğulmak, bastırmakTurkish
- chết ngộpVietnamese
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