reduce (someone) to silence

idiom

: to cause (someone) to become suddenly silent
The crowd was reduced to silence.

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“Reduce (someone) to silence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reduce%20%28someone%29%20to%20silence. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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