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Streisand effect - definition and synonyms

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    the phenomenon that trying to suppress information about something only increases people's desire to find out about it; named after the singer Barbra Streisand's attempts to prevent publication of images of her home in Malibu

    β€œIt’s a massive Streisand effect. Now I am fielding calls from European tabloids,” he said.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/04/2016


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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