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To stop, control or not show emotions



to deal successfully with an emotion or feeling so that it does not cause a problem



to stop yourself feeling an emotion

deal with

to accept and control a difficult emotional situation so that you can start to live a normal life again despite it



to manage to control something such as an emotion

hold in

to not allow your feelings to show



to prevent someone from seeing or knowing your feelings

bottle up

to stop yourself from showing negative emotions like anger and disappointment, especially over a long period, so that these feelings develop in a harmful way



to prevent yourself from showing a feeling



to refuse to admit that you have a particular feeling, need, or memory, so that it remains hidden in your mind

keep back

to not tell someone something, or to not show how you feel

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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