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  • 1 reprimir

    v.
    1 to suppress (llanto, risa).
    2 to repress.
    Pedro ahogó un quejido Peter choked back a groan.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to repress, suppress
    2 (pasión) to repress; (llanto, risa, etc) to suppress, hold back
    1 to control oneself
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    verb
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    1. VT
    1) [+ deseos, impulsos] to repress
    2) [+ rebelión] to suppress
    3) [+ bostezo] to suppress; [+ risa] to hold in, hold back
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) < rebelión> to suppress, crush
    2) <risa/llanto/bostezo> to suppress, stifle
    3) (Psic) to repress
    2.
    reprimirse v pron (refl) to control oneself
    * * *
    = take + Nombre + to task, throttle, dam (up), smother, repress, quash, stifle, bottle up.
    Ex. I am frequently taken to task as someone who would try to destroy the integrity of certain catalogs on the West Coast.
    Ex. The reference librarian must always resist an impulse to be glib; he must scourge and throttle his vanity; he must reach a conclusion rather than begin with it.
    Ex. But to prevent any meandering at all, or to dam the flow of talk too soon and too often by intruding, generally only frustrates spontaneity = Aunque evitar cualquier divagación o cortar el flujo de la conversación demasiado pronto y con demasiada frecuencia con interrupciones generalmente sólo coarta la espontaneidad.
    Ex. Smothering an excusable curse, Modjeski asked: 'How much longer is Wade likely to be out?'.
    Ex. Friends of Cuban Libraries draw attention to the extent to which intellectual freedom is being repressed in Cuba.
    Ex. The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex. Excessive emphasis on the need to exact payment will stifle the flow of information.
    Ex. Instead of showing her anger towards her parents, Jamie continued to keep her feelings bottled up inside of her.
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    * reprimir enérgicamente = crack down on.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) < rebelión> to suppress, crush
    2) <risa/llanto/bostezo> to suppress, stifle
    3) (Psic) to repress
    2.
    reprimirse v pron (refl) to control oneself
    * * *
    = take + Nombre + to task, throttle, dam (up), smother, repress, quash, stifle, bottle up.

    Ex: I am frequently taken to task as someone who would try to destroy the integrity of certain catalogs on the West Coast.

    Ex: The reference librarian must always resist an impulse to be glib; he must scourge and throttle his vanity; he must reach a conclusion rather than begin with it.
    Ex: But to prevent any meandering at all, or to dam the flow of talk too soon and too often by intruding, generally only frustrates spontaneity = Aunque evitar cualquier divagación o cortar el flujo de la conversación demasiado pronto y con demasiada frecuencia con interrupciones generalmente sólo coarta la espontaneidad.
    Ex: Smothering an excusable curse, Modjeski asked: 'How much longer is Wade likely to be out?'.
    Ex: Friends of Cuban Libraries draw attention to the extent to which intellectual freedom is being repressed in Cuba.
    Ex: The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex: Excessive emphasis on the need to exact payment will stifle the flow of information.
    Ex: Instead of showing her anger towards her parents, Jamie continued to keep her feelings bottled up inside of her.
    * reprimir enérgicamente = crack down on.

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    reprimir [I1 ]
    vt
    A ‹rebelión› to suppress, crush
    B ‹risa/llanto/bostezo› to suppress, stifle
    tuvo que reprimir la ira que sentía he had to choke back o control the anger he felt
    C ( Psic) to repress
    reprimir los impulsos sexuales to repress one's sexual urges
    ( refl) to control oneself
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    reprimir ( conjugate reprimir) verbo transitivo

    b)risa/llanto/bostezo to suppress, stifle

    c) (Psic) to repress

    reprimirse verbo pronominal ( refl) to control oneself
    reprimir verbo transitivo
    1 (un impulso) to suppress: reprimió un bostezo, she stifled a yawn
    2 (un sentimiento) to repress: no pudo reprimir su desilusión, he couldn't choke back his disappointment
    3 (una rebelión, protesta) to put down, suppress
    ' reprimir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aguantar
    English:
    bottle up
    - curb
    - fight back
    - fight down
    - force back
    - hold back
    - repress
    - smother
    - stifle
    - bottle
    - fight
    - suppress
    * * *
    vt
    1. [llanto, risa] to suppress
    2. [minorías, disidentes] to repress
    * * *
    v/t tb PSI repress
    * * *
    1) : to repress
    2) : to suppress, to stifle

    Spanish-English dictionary > reprimir

  • 2 babada

    • kneecap
    • stifle

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > babada

  • 3 babilla

    • kneecap
    • stifle

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > babilla

См. также в других словарях:

  • Stifle — Sti fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stifled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stifling}.] [Freq. of OE. stif stiff; cf. Icel. st[=i]fla to dam up.] 1. To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stifle — can mean: * To suffocate * To prevent from speaking or to prevent a view being heard. See free speech, gag and gagging.A stifle is also the name for an animal s knee joint. See stifle joint.* Stifle yourself, or simply Stifle! was a frequent… …   Wikipedia

  • Stifle — Sti fle, n. [From {Stiff}.] (Far.) The joint next above the hock, and near the flank, in the hind leg of the horse and allied animals; the joint corresponding to the knee in man; called also {stifle joint}. See Illust. under {Horse}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stifle bone — Stifle Sti fle, n. [From {Stiff}.] (Far.) The joint next above the hock, and near the flank, in the hind leg of the horse and allied animals; the joint corresponding to the knee in man; called also {stifle joint}. See Illust. under {Horse}. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stifle joint — Stifle Sti fle, n. [From {Stiff}.] (Far.) The joint next above the hock, and near the flank, in the hind leg of the horse and allied animals; the joint corresponding to the knee in man; called also {stifle joint}. See Illust. under {Horse}. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stifle — stifle1 [stī′fəl] vt. stifled, stifling [altered (prob. infl. by ON stīfla, to stop up: for IE base see STIFF) < ME stuflen, freq. formation < MFr estouffer, to smother < VL * stuppare, to stuff up (see STOP), infl. by * extufare, to… …   English World dictionary

  • Stifle — Sti fle, v. i. To die by reason of obstruction of the breath, or because some noxious substance prevents respiration. [1913 Webster] You shall stifle in your own report. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stifle — (v.) late 14c., to choke, suffocate, drown, of uncertain origin, possibly an alteration of O.Fr. estouffer to stifle, smother, which may be from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. stopfon to plug up, stuff ). Metaphoric sense is from 1570s. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • štifle — štìfle ž mn <G mn štíflā/ ī> DEFINICIJA reg. zast. čizme [obuti/izuti štifle] ETIMOLOGIJA njem. Stiefel …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • stifle — ► VERB 1) prevent from breathing freely; suffocate. 2) smother or suppress. 3) prevent or constrain (an activity or idea). ORIGIN perhaps from Old French estouffer smother, stifle …   English terms dictionary

  • stifle — I verb annihilate, arrest, balk, bar, block, check, choke, conceal, constrain, contain, control, crush, damp, deaden, destroy, drown, dull, extinguish, frustrate, gag, hush, inhibit, kill, mask, muffle, mute, muzzle, obstruct, opprimere, prevent …   Law dictionary

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