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To stop, or to reduce a sound

block out

to stop light or sound from reaching something

muffle

verb

to make a sound quieter and less easy to hear

mute

verb

to make a sound less loud

deaden

verb

to make a sound less loud

drown

verb

to prevent a sound from being heard by making a louder noise

dull

verb

to make a sound weaker or less clear

cut out

to stop something such as noise or light from reaching a place

quieten

verb

to become less noisy, active, or busy, or to make someone or something less noisy, active, or busy

kimchi

a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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jones

a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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