One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘people in the streets were stifled by the fumes’
suffocate, choke, asphyxiate
2‘Eleanor stifled a giggle’
suppress, smother, restrain, keep back, hold back, hold in, fight back, choke back, gulp back, withhold, check, keep in check, swallow, muffle, quench, curb, silence, contain, bottle up
bite one's lip, cork up
3‘high taxes were stifling private enterprise’
constrain, hinder, hamper, impede, hold back, curb, check, restrain, prevent, inhibit
put an end to, put an stop to, stop, quash, squash, stamp out, destroy, crush, extinguish, deaden, damp down, subdue, suppress, repress
silence, muffle, mute, gag
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