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stifle

US [ˈstaɪf(ə)l]
UK ['staɪf(ə)l]
  • v.扼杀;抑制;压制;阻止
  • n.(马,狗的)后腿膝关节(病)
  • Web使窒息;闷死;镇压
Simple Present:stifles  Present Participle:stifling  Past Tense:stifled  
stifle
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1.
[t]
~ sth
压制;扼杀;阻止;抑制to prevent sth from happening; to prevent a feeling from being expressed
She managed to stifle a yawn.
她忍住了哈欠。
They hope the new rules will not stifle creativity.
他们希望新规则不会压制创意。
The government failed to stifle the unrest.
政府没有制止住动乱。
2.
[i][t]
(使)窒息,无法自如地呼吸,感觉窒闷to feel unable to breathe, or to make sb unable to breathe, because it is too hot and/or there is no fresh air
I felt I was stifling in the airless room.
在那间闷气的房间里我感觉都快憋死了。
Most of the victims were stifled by the fumes.
多数受害者是因烟雾窒息而死的。

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