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English noun: muzzle

1. muzzle (artifact) the open circular discharging end of a gun


Synonymsgun muzzle


Broader (hypernym)opening


Narrower (hyponym)gunpoint, point


Part meronymgun

2. muzzle (animal) forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose


Broader (hypernym)face


Part holonymneb, snout


Part meronymcaput, head

3. muzzle (artifact) a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal's snout (especially a dog's nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting


Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint

4. muzzle (artifact) restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting


Synonymsgag


Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint


English verb: muzzle

1. muzzle (possession) fit with a muzzle


SamplesMuzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit


Antonymsunmuzzle

2. muzzle (perception) prevent from speaking out


SamplesThe press was gagged.


ExamplesThey want to muzzle the prisoners


Synonymsgag


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence, still

3. muzzle (contact) tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them


SamplesThe burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair.


Synonymsgag


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bind, tie









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