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- v. To repress.
- v. To restrain or control (a sound).
- v. To cause not to increase or rise.
- v. Not to vomit.
- v. To lie low. To stay concealed by not standing up
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- v. put down by force or intimidation
- v. place a limit on the number of
- v. manage not to throw up
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Somehow I manage to understand Lon’s high-speed rant, and I have to take a deep breath to keep down the first pangs of the venom jabbing into the back of my skull.
He tried to keep down his fear, but like rez it kept uncurling, testing the edges of his control.
At Kupang no means of refitting the worn-out pump or of pitching the leaky seams in the upper works of the boat were obtainable; and Flinders had to face a run across the Indian Ocean with the prospect of having to keep down the water with an impaired equipment.
How to diminish friction; how to promote ease of intercourse; how to make every part of a man's life contribute to the welfare and satisfaction of those around him; how to keep down offensive pride; how to banish the rasping of selfishness from the intercourse of men; how to move among men inspired by various and conflictive motives, and yet not have collisions -- this is the function of good manners.