Translation of "étouffer" to English

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Dictionary translations for "étouffer"

étouffer verb Conjugation Listen
étouffe / étouffai / étouffé
suffocate [ˈsʌfəkeɪt] (médecine) Listen
J'ai pensé que j'allais étouffer dans ce train bondé.
I thought I was going to suffocate on the crowded train.
stifle [ˈstaɪfl] (bâillement) Listen
Une entreprise qui étouffe l'innovation ne peut espérer beaucoup s'agrandir.
A company that stifles innovation can't hope to grow very much.
smother [ˈsmʌðə] (résistance) Listen
L'assassin étouffa sa victime avec un oreiller.
The assassin smothered his victim with a pillow.
choke [tʃəuk] (crime) Listen
scotch [skɔtʃ] (rumeur) Listen
hush up (affaire)
cover up (vérité)
suppress [səˈpres] (sentiments) Listen
feel stifled (se sentir mal à l'aise)
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Phrases with "étouffer" (3)

  1. étouffer dans l'œuf - nip in the bud
  2. étouffer idée dans l'œuf - nip idea in the bud
  3. étouffer adversaire - neutralize opponent

Contexts with "étouffer"

J'ai pensé que j'allais étouffer dans ce train bondé. I thought I was going to suffocate on the crowded train.
Elle l'a étouffé avec un oreiller. She suffocated him with a pillow.
L'assassin étouffa sa victime avec un oreiller. The assassin smothered his victim with a pillow.
Une entreprise qui étouffe l'innovation ne peut espérer beaucoup s'agrandir. A company that stifles innovation can't hope to grow very much.
En libérant la pensée de son objet, Descartes a permis de considérer ce dernier en termes exclusivement mécaniques, réouvrant la voie à la science, étouffée depuis plus de quinze siècles sous l'ineptie religieuse. Through freeing thought from its object, Descartes enabled the viewing of the latter in only mechanical terms, reopening the way to science, suffocated for more than fifteen centuries under religious nonsense.
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