stifle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstaɪfəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈstaɪfəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stīfəl)

Inflections of 'stifle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
stifles
v 3rd person singular
stifling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
stifled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
stifled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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stifle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. stifle a [giggle, laugh, chuckle]
  2. [managed, tried] to stifle a [giggle]
  3. stifle the [development, growth] of
  4. [cutbacks, reforms, disagreements] have stifled the [development] (of)
  5. stifled by the [fumes, flames, smog]
  6. the high taxes are stifling [businesses, families]
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