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verb [transitive] suppress pronunciation in American English /səˈpres/
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present tense
present participlesuppressing
past tensesuppressed
past participlesuppressed
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  1. 3
    to stop yourself from feeling an emotion

    It’s bad to suppress your feelings.

    1. a.
      to stop yourself from showing an emotion, especially one that might offend someone
      suppress an urge/impulse:

      I kept my voice level and suppressed the urge to hit him.

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