repress[ ri-pres ]SEE DEFINITION OF repress
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPRESS
She was quite unable to repress a vulgar interest in the menials that served her.
The older man could not repress a cold smile—it had had more effect than he had hoped.
At the sight of it Frank could not repress an exclamation of astonishment.
She was unable to repress a glance of admiration at me as she moved off.
Struggling to repress my tears, I said no more, but passed out, cut to the heart.
I hid my face in my handkerchief to repress my fast-flowing tears.
But he could not repress a shudder as he felt their eyes examining him.
Further, let there be a general law which will have a tendency to repress impiety.
For all her brave words her heart was breaking, and she was holding her breath to repress a sob.
He could not repress a grin, and the housekeeper noticed it.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR REPRESS
- bottle up
- box up
- choke back
- crack down
- hem in
- keep down
- keep in line
- lock up
- pull back
- sit on
- tie down
- tie up
- defend against
- head off
- hold back
- hold off
- keep lid on
- nip in the bud
- put a stop to
- put an end to
- rule out
- shut out
- stave off
- turn aside
- ward off