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Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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“She in her buttoned-up cheongsams and high heels, he in his sober-toned shantung suits and narrow ties - they repress themselves in the high style of their day and wear their restrictions as badges of honor.”
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Present participle for to press again
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“I think he finished repressing the Irish and was moving on to repress the Scots.”
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Present participle for hence, to check
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Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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Present participle for defeat or overcome with superior strength
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Present participle for try to forget
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Present participle for to make unclear or difficult to understand
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Present participle for to decrease in sensitivity
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Present participle for to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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Present participle for to persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
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Present participle for to punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
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Present participle for to remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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Present participle for to hold or maintain
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Present participle for to punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
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Present participle for retract; declare void
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(in psychoanalytic theory) Present participle for to divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity
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That causes discouragement
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Adjective
That serves to suppress
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