EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEAFEN
It was useless to struggle against it, and deafen my ears to the cry.
"He yells loud enough to deafen a chanter," continued Gauchre.
The eternal drumming in the streets is enough to deafen one for life.
It is to deafen, to keep down in some measure, the clamors of his bad conscience.
At dark, swarms fill our room, deafen our ears, and irritate our skin.
The noise of the discharge is an evil, it ought to be made to do work, not deafen.
So as to deafen myself a little I do this: I drum on my ears.
The roar of the surf, which had troubled him ever since his adventure, threatened to deafen him.
The whistles of the police leaped through the air, but did not deafen the shouts.
Will you give me my cue—it is of no use to ask him when we are to deafen you.