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To put down or control by cruelty or force
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“He uses stealthy means to savagely oppress the common people.”
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Cause distress or anxiety to
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“On the way, London's ancient, massive buildings, black statues and dirt surround me, oppress and burden me.”
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To overcome with mental or emotional stress
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To cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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To treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
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To overload or overtax
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Penalize for wrongdoing
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To oppressively cause someone or something to do too much work
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Make or become angry, unhappy, or gloomy
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To work arduously in pursuit of an aim or goal
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To verbally criticize harshly, especially with insulting language
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To refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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To impede the work or progress of
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Seize, take over
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To extort something, especially money, from someone by putting them under strong pressure
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To cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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