Curb and Stifle


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Curb verb – To keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression).
Usage example: try to curb your curiosity when it comes to your neighbors' business

Stifle is a synonym for curb in restrain topic. In some cases you can use "Stifle" instead a verb "Curb", when it comes to topics like confine, inhibit.
Nearby Words: curbed, curbing
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Stifle verb – To refrain from openly showing or uttering.
Usage example: stifled a yawn

Curb is a synonym for stifle in suppress topic. You can use "Curb" instead a verb "Stifle", if it concerns topics such as constrain, confine, inhibit, restrain.
Nearby Words: stifled, stifling
Synonyms for Stifle

Common collocations

desire curb desire stifle desire
development curb development stifle development
emotions curb emotions stifle emotions
tendencies curb tendencies stifle tendencies
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