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English noun: muffle

1. muffle (artifact) a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature

Broader (hypernym)kiln

English verb: muffle

1. muffle (contact) conceal or hide

SamplesSmother a yawn.
Muffle one's anger.
Strangle a yawn.

Synonymsrepress, smother, stifle, strangle

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

Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress

2. muffle (perception) deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Synonymsdamp, dampen, dull, mute, tone down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)soften

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