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suppress

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1 to keep from being publicly known
  • The governor tried to suppress the news.
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2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering
  • He managed to suppress a laugh.
  • suppressed her anger
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3 to hold back the normal growth of
  • Pruning helps suppress buds at the ends of developed branches and encourages new growth elsewhere.
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4 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force
  • Nothing could suppress the rising tide of protest against the dictator's latest injustices.
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sit on

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5 to keep secret or shut off from view
  • The defense attorney is openly accusing the prosecutor of attempting to suppress vital evidence.
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