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suffer
  • v  undergo or be subjected to
    He suffered the penalty
    Many saints suffered martyrdom
  • v  undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    She suffered a fracture in the accident
  • v  experience (emotional) pain
    Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers
  • v  put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • v  get worse
    His grades suffered
  • v  feel pain or be in pain
  • v  feel physical pain
  • v  feel unwell or uncomfortable
    She is suffering from the hot weather
  • v  be given to
    She suffers from a tendency to talk too much
  • v  undergo or suffer
    suffer a terrible fate
  • v  be set at a disadvantage
    This author really suffers in translation
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suffice
  • v  be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school
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suffocate
  • v  deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor
  • v  impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
  • v  become stultified, suppressed, or stifled
  • v  suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of
    His job suffocated him
  • v  be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
    The child suffocated under the pillow
  • v  feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air
  • v  struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
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suffuse
  • v  cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    The sky was suffused with a warm pink color
  • v  to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light
    His whole frame suffused with a cold dew
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sugarcoat
  • v  coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
  • v  cause to appear more pleasant or appealing
    The mayor did not sugarcoat the reality of the tax cuts
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suggest
  • v  make a proposal, declare a plan for something
  • v  drop a hint; intimate by a hint
  • v  imply as a possibility
    The evidence suggests a need for more clarification
  • v  suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine
  • v  call to mind
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sum_up
  • v  give a summary (of)
  • v  be a summary of
  • v  determine the sum of
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summarise
  • v  be a summary of
  • v  give a summary (of)
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summarize
  • v  give a summary (of)
    I will now summarize
  • v  be a summary of
    The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper
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summate
  • v  determine the sum of
  • v  form or constitute a cumulative effect
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summerize
  • v  prepare for summer
    summerize your car
    summerize a house
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summon
  • v  call in an official matter, such as to attend court
  • v  ask to come
    summon a lawyer
  • v  gather or bring together
  • v  make ready for action or use
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superannuate
  • v  retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
  • v  declare to be obsolete
  • v  become obsolete
  • v  retire or become ineligible because of old age or infirmity
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supercharge
  • v  increase or raise
  • v  increase the pressure on a gas or liquid
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