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suppress
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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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)
  • By this time the whole church was red-faced and suffocating with suppressed laughter, and the sermon had come to a dead standstill.
    Chapter 5 (92% in)

There are no more uses of "suppress" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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