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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to overcome with mental or emotional stress
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Present participle for to cause anguish or distress to
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Present participle for to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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Present participle for to treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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Present participle for to deter or cause to feel fear, especially by threats of violence
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Present participle for to overload or overtax
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Present participle for to cause pain through mistreatment
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Present participle for to exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
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Present participle for to do an injustice to
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Present participle for exhaust with too much work
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Present participle for penalize for wrongdoing
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Present participle for make or become angry, unhappy, or gloomy
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Present participle for to work arduously in pursuit of an aim or goal
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Present participle for to exploit someone for one's own benefit, especially in an underhanded way
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Present participle for to verbally criticize harshly, especially with insulting language
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Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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Present participle for to impede the work or progress of
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Present participle for to suppress the noise or speech of
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Present participle for seize, take over
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Present participle for to extort or force something, especially money, from (someone) by putting them under strong pressure
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Extremely serious or urgent
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