muzzle - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈmʌz(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theymuzzle
he/she/itmuzzles
present participlemuzzling
past tensemuzzled
past participlemuzzled
  1. 1
    to prevent a person, group, newspaper etc from expressing their opinions or ideas publicly

    The President has been accused of trying to muzzle the press.

  2. 2
    to put a muzzle on a dog to prevent it from biting people