Translation of "stifle" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈstaɪ·fl/ us /ˈstɑɪ·fəl/

to stop something from happening or continuing

ahogar, sofocar
to stifle a sneeze/yawn

(Translation of “stifle” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈstaifl/

to prevent, or be prevented, from breathing (easily) eg because of bad air, an obstruction over the mouth and nose etc; to suffocate

ahogar, sofocar
He was stifled to death when smoke filled his bedroom
I’m stifling in this heat!

to extinguish or put out (flames).


to suppress (a yawn, a laugh etc)

She tried in vain to stifle a yawn.
stifling adjective

very hot, stuffy etc

stifling heat
It’s stifling in here.

(Translation of “stifle” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)