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stifle

the joint in the hind leg of a horse, dog, etc., between the femur and tibia
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Charlie exploded into a stifled laugh at the new pronunciation of pneumonia, to Phebe's great indignation.
'Journalists and media persons as human rights defenders suffer the most when the freedom of expression is stifled,' he said.
"Until recently, the freedom of expression was stifled secretly like the ban on Geo and Dawn in some areas of the country or by manipulating advertisements to force the media to tow a certain line.
City, who took the lead when Sergio Aguero headed home from an offside position for his 100th Premier League goal after 14 minutes, were largely stifled by a Newcastle side who levelled through Vurnon Anita after 31 minutes.
ON too many occasions during the last four and a half years, the farmers voice has been stifled. This is a major reason why inclusive growth has not been attained.
And dynamic micro firms on the verge of major expansion say their potential is being stifled by banks'' refusal to lend.
"So, if the Press is stifled, then the public are stifled."
But we stifled Liverpool and stifled Tottenham over two games.
LONDON: The worldwide economic crisis has stifled Africa's growth boom and the region faces further threats even as a recovery gets underway in other parts of the world, a top credit rating agency warned on Thursday.
Freedom of speech is being stifled and manipulation and bullying tactics by the whips are being used to get the Bill passed.
Findings show that new business growth in Cheshire and Warrington would be stifled by the lack of an available pool of labour, due to high housing costs; a lack of affordable housing is impacting on employers' ability to recruit for lower paid jobs; increased housing costs could have an inflationary pressure on wages; and businesses may need to look increasingly at attracting employees from outside the area leading to increased commuting and higher carbon emissions.