Gag and Stifle


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Gag verb – To experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe.
Usage example: took a bite that was too large and began to gag

Stifle is a synonym for gag in silence topic. In some cases you can use "Stifle" instead a verb "Gag", when it comes to topics like suppress, stop up, restraint, still. popular alternative
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Stifle verb – To be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air.
Gag is a synonym for stifle in suppress topic. You can use "Gag" instead a verb "Stifle", if it concerns topics such as restraint, prevent, still, silence. popular alternative
Nearby Words: stifled, stifling
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Common collocations

tendencies gag tendencies stifle tendencies

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Down Periscope More comedy as the crew must stifle any urge to shout in disgust, which stretches into an Overly Long Gag.Dodge: Someone find Buckman and launch him out a torpedo tube!
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