reduce (someone) to silence
Definition of reduce (someone) to silence
: to cause (someone) to become suddenly silent The crowd was reduced to silence.
Word by Word Definitions
: to draw together or cause to converge : consolidate
: to diminish in size, amount, extent, or number
: to decrease the volume and concentrate the flavor of by boiling
: some person : somebody
: forbearance from speech or noise : muteness
: absence of sound or noise : stillness
: absence of mention:
: to compel or reduce to silence : still
: to cause to cease hostile firing or criticism
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