Translation of stifle in Spanish:

stifle

sofocar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈstaɪfəl//ˈstʌɪf(ə)l/

transitive verb

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    (suffocate)
    (person) sofocar
    • Ryan growled with exasperation and pulled the covers back over him, even though he was stifling hot.
    • I sat up in bed, suddenly aware my room was stifling hot.
    • Last night I went out and two ladies who were sitting at my table were stifling me with their perfume.
    • I dumped my backpack at my feet and took his coat off because the heat was stifling.
    • When Logan got off the plane he was completely stifled by the suffocating heat of Michigan.
    • When the Indians set fire to the main building as well as the sheds, the flames fanned into a sunburst, and their smoke stifled the people of Fort Mims.
    • The ground gave way as the plants pulled him down, knocking the wind out of his chest, and stealing the air he could have breathed by stifling him with their multitude.
    • The heat was stifling, and rose in waves off of the sand.
  • 2

    (suppress)
    (flames) sofocar
    (yawn) contener
    (yawn) reprimir
    (noise) ahogar
    (anger/indignation) contener
    (anger/indignation) dominar
    (freedom of expression) reprimir
    (freedom of expression) ahogar
    • The bureaucracy, hidden taxes and social-security payments burdening German employers are so onerous, they stifle new enterprise.
    • The malfunction of enterprises stifled the growth of innovative designers.
    • I tried as much as possible, but I couldn't stifle the giggles that escaped after that.
    • He stifled a groan and touched her cheek, soft and flushed with sleep.
    • The system is now clearly stifling innovation and competition and needs to be radically changed.
    • I stop trying to stifle it when I realize that about half the people in the audience are chuckling.
    • I quickly stifled my laughter as Hyde began to tickle my palm.
    • It is here that two men stand - the boy recognizes one of them instantly, and has to stifle a surprised cry.
    • I stifle a barely-controlled giggle and pray for our stop.
    • Today's technology also can interfere with forming solid alliances, which can stifle excellent ideas.
    • This will simply stifle business activity and unjustifiably obstruct the free movement of people within the EU.
    • Lex thought for a minute, and then stifled a gasp.
    • A county judge dismissed that case last April under a California law aimed at discouraging lawsuits that stifle constitutionally-protected activities.
    • He almost choked on his meat but managed to stifle his sudden reaction to her statement with a hastily gulp of water.
    • Victor heard her stifle a cry as he held a small mirror for her.
    • I scrunched my brows then stifled my laugh.
    • Gabrielle winced as she saw her Mom stifle a cry.
    • The focus on job creation in the public sector in cities like Bradford is stifling growth in private industry, leading business chiefs have warned.
    • His television networks thrive because private competition is stifled.
    • But there is a danger that these new regulations will stifle innovation, by forcing everybody to comply with blanket standards of accessibility.
    • But this traps them into replacing one orthodoxy with another, stifling rather than expanding debate.
    • Jake shot a look at them and they abruptly stopped, trying to stifle their laughter.
    • Julia stifles a gasp and puts a hand over her mouth, remaining silent.
    • We reject them because they will put still more power to politicians and bureaucrats, because they stifle economic development rather than fostering it.
    • This migration, he added, could be stifled without regulatory restraint.
    • Pundits and fans couldn't stifle their laughter.
    • He stifled his immediate reaction, although he couldn't keep from tightening his jaw.
    • He began to speak, but had to stop again to stifle a giggle.
    • Taxes stifle enterprise only if they increase with enterprise.
    • And by distributing a new pattern of economic activity over a broad rural area, even while stifling growth, prisons create sprawl.
    • Justin then stifled a nervous laugh and muttered something under his breath.
    • The public service in Scotland is stifling private enterprise.
    • John stopped trying to stifle the laughter and glared at her.
    • The wave of mergers and consolidations has certainly not stifled innovation or inhibited the creation of new brands.
    • Ray had to stifle a groan as he made his way to the table.
    • As a result you are going to be stifling the activity of the most grassroots, casual type of political action, rather than that of the big press corporation.
    • And, well, I simply couldn't stifle my giggles.
    • The president, elected last year in a controversial ballot, has stifled dissent.
    • Given the climate and the other equally ridiculous laws being proposed to stifle innovation, my hopes aren't very high.
    • Missive after missive describes the burden of the existing system, and how 20 more years of control will stifle creative work.

intransitive verb

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    (person) ahogarse