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suppress
used in 1984 by Orwell

3 uses
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Definition
trying to keep under control
The exact meaning of suppress can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "suppressed the revolution" — to stop others from doing something by force
  • "suppressed a smile" — kept something from happening
  • "suppressed the story" — kept news from spreading
  • "suppressed her fear" — controlled an emotion
  • "suppressed the memory" — avoided thinking about (perhaps even removed from conscious memory)
  • But there was another, wilder possibility that kept raising its head, though he tried vainly to suppress it.
    p. 107.6
suppress = keep it under control
  • Tacitly the Party was even inclined to encourage prostitution, as an outlet for instincts which could not be altogether suppressed.
    p. 65.3
  • Some of the drunks were so violent that the other prisoners had to combine to suppress them.
    p. 227.5

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