muzzle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"muzzle" in British English

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muzzlenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmʌz.l̩/

muzzle noun [C] (ANIMAL)

the ​mouth and ​nose of an ​animal, ​especially a ​dog, or a ​covering put over this in ​order to ​prevent the ​animal from ​biting

muzzle noun [C] (GUN)

the end of a ​gun barrel, where the ​bullets come out

muzzleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈmʌz.l̩/

muzzle verb [T] (ANIMAL)

to put a muzzle on an ​animal: Dangerous ​dogs should be muzzled.

muzzle verb [T] (STOP OPINIONS)

to ​stop a ​person or ​organization from ​expressingindependentopinions: The new Secrecy Act will muzzle the ​media and the ​opposition.
(Definition of muzzle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"muzzle" in American English

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muzzlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmʌz·əl/

muzzle noun [C] (ANIMAL NOSE)

the ​mouth and ​nose of an ​animal, esp. a ​dog or a ​horse, or a ​covering put over this in ​order to ​prevent the ​animal from ​biting

muzzle noun [C] (GUN PART)

the end of a ​gun barrel (= the ​cylindricalpart of a ​gun), where the ​bullets come out

muzzleverb [T]

 us   /ˈmʌz·əl/

muzzle verb [T] (PREVENT EXPRESSION)

to ​prevent someone from ​speaking or ​expressing his or her ​thoughts: Frank will ​continue to muzzle his ​critics.

muzzle verb [T] (ANIMAL NOSE)

to put a ​covering over the ​mouth and ​nose of an ​animal, esp. a ​dog or a ​horse, in ​order to ​prevent the ​animal from ​biting: Dangerous ​dogs should be muzzled.
(Definition of muzzle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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