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muzzle

muz·zle

muzzle

 
 
pronunciation:
muh zl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the projecting nose, jaws, and mouth of certain animals, such as dogs.
synonyms:
snoot, snout
definition 2: a protective device, often of leather or wire mesh, placed over this part of the head to keep the animal from biting, eating, or barking.
 
similar words:
bridle, constraint, restraint
definition 3: the open end of the barrel of a firearm, from which the ammunition is discharged.
similar words:
barrel
definition 4: a restraint, esp. on freedom of expression.
synonyms:
constraint, fetter, restraint
similar words:
censorship, check, curb, gag, limit
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: muzzled, muzzles, muzzling
definition 1: to cover the jaws and mouth of (an animal) with a muzzle.
similar words:
bridle, constrain, restrain
definition 2: to restrict the freedom of (a person or group), esp. the freedom of speech.
synonyms:
fetter, limit, restrict, suppress, throttle
similar words:
censor, confine, constrain, curb, gag, hinder, hush, inhibit, obstruct, restrain, stifle
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