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?
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.
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.
One aspect of modern life which has gone far to stifle men is the rapid growth of tremendous corporations. Enormous spiritual sacrifices are made in the transformation of shopkeepers into employees. The disappearance of free enterprise has led to a submergence of the individual in the impersonal corporation in much the same manner as he has been submerged in the state in other lands.
CBA does not believe it is in the best interest of consumers to have a new Director with each change in Administration. This whip-saw effect will stifle innovation and prevent consistent regulations.
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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