- 1 [usually passive] muzzle something to put a muzzle over a dog's nose and mouth to prevent it from biting people Dogs must be kept muzzled.
- 2muzzle somebody/something to prevent someone from expressing their opinions in public as they want to synonym gag They accused the government of muzzling the press.
NAmE//ˈmʌzl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they muzzle
he / she / it muzzles
past simple muzzled
-ing form muzzling