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stifle 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈstīfəl/,
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stifled, past tense; stifled, past participle; stifles, 3rd person singular present; stifling, present participle;
  1. Make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate
    • - those in the streets were stifled by the fumes
  2. Restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion)
    • - she stifled a giggle
    • - she stifled a desire to turn and flee
    • - she gave a stifled cry of disappointment
  3. Prevent or constrain (an activity or idea)
    • - high taxes were stifling private enterprise
Noun
  1. A joint in the legs of horses, dogs, and other animals, equivalent to the knee in humans


  1. joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  2. smother: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
  3. smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
  4. suffocate: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
  5. suffocate: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
  6. (stifled) smothered: held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed laughter"
  7. (stifling) sultry: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
  8. (stifling) suppression: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"
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  10. A hind knee of various mammals, especially horses; A bone disease of this region; To interrupt or cut off; To repress, keep in or hold back; To smother or suffocate; To feel smothered etc; To die of suffocation
  11. (stifled) Of or pertaining to something stifled or suppressed
  12. (stifling) Describing something that stifles
  13. The joint of the hind leg between the thigh and the second thigh. The dog’s knee.
  14. The proper name for the knee of a cat's hind leg.
  15. Large joint above the bock which is made up by the femur, the patella and the tibia.
  16. (vb.): hold back; suppress