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Synonyms of stifle

Noun


1. stifle, knee, joint, articulation, articulatio

usage: joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee

Verb


1. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

usage: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

2. stifle, dampen, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

usage: smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"

3. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up

usage: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

4. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it

usage: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"

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