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To stop talking, or to not say anything

fall silent

to stop talking or making a noise

hush

verb

to stop talking, crying, or making a noise, or to make someone do this

dry up

to stop talking because you do not know what to say

falter

verb

to stop speaking, or to speak with pauses between the words, because you are nervous or upset

clam up

to suddenly stop talking or explaining something, because you are embarrassed, unhappy, or want to keep a secret

shut up

to stop talking or making a noise

hold your tongue

to say nothing, although you want to speak

keep your mouth shut

to not say anything

bite your tongue/lip

to stop yourself from saying something that might upset or annoy someone

let something drop/rest

to stop talking about something

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation

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