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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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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.

    Fire Dancer

  • 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.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • 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.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding


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