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Definition of muzzle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    muzzle

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈmʌzl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they muzzle
     
    he / she / it muzzles
     
    past simple muzzled
     
    -ing form muzzling
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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