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suppress verb

1 stop sth by using force

ADV. bloodily, brutally, ruthlessly, vigorously, violently A pro-democracy uprising was brutally suppressed.

VERB + SUPPRESS attempt to, seek to, try to | use sth to using violence to suppress opposition

PHRASES an attempt to suppress sth

2 stop sth from being seen/known

ADV. completely | effectively The medication effectively suppressed the pain. | deliberately This information had been deliberately suppressed. | systematically

VERB + SUPPRESS attempt to, seek to, try to

PHRASES an attempt to suppress sth

3 stop yourself doing/expressing sth

ADV. firmly | hardly He could hardly suppress his surprise. | instantly The disloyal thought was instantly suppressed. | quickly

VERB + SUPPRESS be unable to, cannot/could not She was unable to suppress a giggle. | try to | manage to | be hard to

PHRASES barely suppressed Her face was charged with barely suppressed anger.