stifle

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stifle /ˈstaɪfəl/ verb
stifles; stifled; stifling
stifle
/ˈstaɪfəl/
verb
stifles; stifled; stifling
Learner's definition of STIFLE
[+ object]
: to not allow yourself to do or express (something)
: to stop (someone) from doing or expressing something
[+ object] : to make (something) difficult or impossible
[no object] : to be unable to breathe easily
[+ object] : to make (someone) unable to breathe or unable to breathe easily
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