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To die or cause to die from a lack of air, or an inability to breathe
“The peasants imagined that someday the fumes would stifle them in their beds.”
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To refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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“Victor heard her stifle a cry as he held a small mirror for her.”
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To deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of
“I thought I might stifle the noise by burying my head in the blankets, but I was too wide awake for that.”
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To impede or prevent the progress of
“These individuals were placed into all phases of our operation and we attempted not to stifle their ability to be creative.”
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To put an end to something, typically by the use of force
“Ramsey appointed Sibley to assemble troops at the fort and to prepare to head out to the frontier to help stifle the uprising.”
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To make less strong or intense
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To hide or refuse to disclose information
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To impede the work or progress of
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To remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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To hold or maintain
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To become inactive or unchanging
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To render physically powerless, injured or unable to move
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To be detrimental to
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