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English definition of “muzzle”


verb [T] (PREVENT EXPRESSION)   /ˈmʌz·əl/
to prevent someone from speaking or expressing his or her thoughts: Frank will continue to muzzle his critics.
(Definition of muzzle verb (PREVENT EXPRESSION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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