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muzzled

[ muhz-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF muzzled

Synonyms for muzzled

  • gagged
  • quieted
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It would be well for the people if their advisers were muzzled too.

Talk about Winston if you like, but, after all, he has only muzzled the German fleet.

You ought to be ashamed of myself, and you should be muzzled.

Instead, it sat on its haunches close to the mountaineer, and muzzled his hand.

I've to be tied to the stake at ten, chained and muzzled—a leetle-a dawg!

I was in a hurry to get out of town, for my dogs were not muzzled.

He had been muzzled, and muzzled, when all was said, by his paltry salary as an exciseman; alas!

A lean boy is brought in, muzzled; he is followed by a ragged woman.

There they are muzzled and are not expected to attack people.

They were the uninteresting ones, because they were muzzled.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "device put over an animal's mouth to stop it from biting, eating, or rooting," from Old French musel "muzzle," also "snout, nose" (12c., Modern French museau), from muse "muzzle," from Gallo-Romance *musa "snout" (cf. Provençal mus, Old Spanish mus, Italian muso), of unknown origin, possibly related to Latin morsus "bite" (but OED finds "serious difficulties" with this). Meaning "projecting part of the head of an animal" is from early 15c. in English; sense of "open end of a firearm" first recorded 1560s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MUZZLED

tame

adjectivedomesticated, compliant
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