Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
stifle /'staifl/
  • ngoại động từ & nội động từ
    • (như) smother
    • danh từ
      • khuỷu chân sau (của ngựa) ((cũng) stifle joint)
      • bệnh đau khuỷu chân sau (ngựa)
    Concise Dictionary
    +joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
    +conceal or hide
    +smother or suppress
    +impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
    +be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

    Advanced English Dictionary
    + verb
    1 [VN] to prevent sth from happening; to prevent a feeling from being expressed: She managed to stifle a yawn. + to stifle a cry / giggle + They hope the new rules will not stifle creativity. + The government failed to stifle the unrest.
    2 to feel unable to breathe, or to make sb unable to breathe, because it is too hot and/or there is no fresh air: [V] I felt I was stifling in the airless room. + [VN] Most of the victims were stifled by the fumes.
    stifling adjective: a stifling smell / room + 'It's stifling in here-can we open a window?' + At 25, she found family life stifling.
    stiflingly adverb: The room was stiflingly hot.

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