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    repress - Dictionary definition and meaning for word repress

    Definition
    (verb) put down by force or intimidation
    Synonyms : keep down , quash , reduce , subdue , subjugate
    Example Sentence
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
    Definition
    (verb) conceal or hide
    Synonyms : muffle , smother , stifle , strangle
    Example Sentence
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn
    Definition
    (verb) put out of one's consciousness
    Synonyms : suppress
    Definition
    (verb) block the action of
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re+press..1st thing that cums to mind wen u hear d word press is pressing the boobs of a gal..wen yo u press them 4 d 2nd time(re) she blocks you..hence repress is to block the feelings or control the feelings..

re+PRESS...crush or impell forcibly not to do a thing

repress X express

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