We felt like the nation was being stifled in every way by senators from Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina. Just as goals galore determined this World Cup in Brazil, so did the men whose job it is to stifle and stop those goals. He is turning Medicare into a coupon program, a position he was forced to stifle in 2012 because Romney disagreed. The verb derives from the late Middle English stuflen («to have difficulty breathing because of the heat, to suffocate; suffocation by drowning, drowning») [and other forms]; [1] Another uncertain etymology, perhaps from stuffen («to kill by suffocation; suffocating from heat; remove, suppress (body heat, breath, humor, etc.); deprive a plant of the conditions necessary for growth») + -el- (derived infix in verbs, which often denotes decreasing, intense or repetitive actions or events). [2] Stuffen derives from the Old French estofer, estouffer («to suffocate, strangle, suffocate; (figuratively) inhibit, prevent») [and other forms] (modern French éthuner),[3][4] a variant of estoper, estuper («block, sabotage, stop; pour stiffir, thicken») (modern French étouper («seal»)), influenced by Estofer («paddling, truc; to uppolster») (modern French expand). Estoper is derived from the Vulgar Latin *stuppāre, from the Latin stuppa («coarse flax, tugman») (as filling; from the Ancient Greek στύπη (stúpē), στύππη (stúppē) (cf. στυππεῖον (stuppeîon)); probably from pre-Greek) + -āre. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a derivation of Old Norse stífla («barrer; choking, stopping») «appears untenable both in form and meaning.» When the Packers drafted Adams, he assumed that their nearly 10-year age difference would stifle their relationship.[4] suffocating (third person singular simple present muffled, present participle suffocating, past simple and participle past muffled) At the top of the stairs pulled a flaming well swinging; The smoke that had risen to the dome began to flow and suffocate. Edith Bunker did as she was told, suffocating when asked. It has become clear that the power to determine truth and falsehood gives any arbitrator, especially the government, the power to suppress the truth by other means. But the House approved a measure last month to stifle the proposed expansion. In the beginning, it is as difficult to suppress resentment over an injustice done to us as it is to preserve it after many years.

Good technology tends to prevail over time, despite all the attempts of the old guard to stifle it. Businesses are stifled by many new regulations. «I regret it, I regret it, I regret it,» she now says of her decision to stifle her voice. Choking means cutting, holding or choking. You can choke your cough if you don`t want to interrupt a class, or you can stifle competition if you`re afraid of losing. And the carpets seem to choke me, even if you don`t believe it,» Sarah explained. But you won`t know until Christmas night; So stifle your curiosity. The governor of New York has unleashed a right-wing storm and is accused of wanting to stifle free speech and political pluralism. It is enough to open one`s eyes to see the unworthy means employed by priestly politics to stifle people`s incipient reason. 1513, in the definite transitive sense meaning 2b The name is derived from the Middle English stifle («joint between the femur and shin of a four-legged friend») [and other forms]; later etymology uncertain, probably derived from the Anglo-Norman estive («leg») and the Old French estif («leg») (cf.

Old Français estival («boot, shoe»)). [6] The verb choking means «to suffocate, to suffocate, to drown.» He may describe a feeling of claustrophobic, such as being choked by his great-aunt`s kisses. In extreme cases, suffocation means killing by cutting off breathing. The metaphorical feeling of suffocation did not develop until long after the word was first recorded as a verb: «I can always say «but never continue for fear of harming his ego» that my friend tries to stifle tears during the cheesy parts of the movies; His eyes are high in the corners and he sniffs uncontrollably, pretending to have allergies.