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1. (to deaden the sound of)
a. amortiguar
Angela put a towel under the door to muffle the noise from her neighbors.Ángela puso una toalla bajo la puerta para amortiguar el ruido de sus vecinos.
2. (to wrap up)
a. abrigar
Cristina muffled her kids before going out to play in the snow.Cristina abrigó a sus hijos antes de salir para jugar en la nieve.
b. envolver
She came into the restaurant all muffled up in a fur coat.Entró en el restaurante envuelta en un abrigo de piel.
c. tapar
She muffled her shoulders with a blanket.Se tapó los hombros con una manta.
d. embozar
The soldier muffled his face to protect himself from the wind.El soldado se embozó la cara para protegerse contra el viento.
3. (to wrap up to deaden the sound of)
a. enfundar
Caleb muffles his drum set after practicing.Caleb enfunda su batería después de practicar.
4. (to suppress)
a. sofocar
I tried to muffle my anger when I heard the court's decision.Intenté sofocar mi ira cuando me enteré del veredicto de la corte.
b. sofocar
We believe that children shouldn't be forced to muffle their emotions.Creemos que no se debería obligar a los niños a reprimir sus emociones.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (deaden sound of)
a. amortiguar
to muffle oneself upabrigarse bien
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muffle [ˈmʌfl]
transitive verb
1 (deaden) [+sound] amortiguar
2 (wrap warmly) (also muffle up) abrigar
to muffle o.s. (up) abrigarse
3 (cover) [+oars, drum, hooves] enfundar para amortiguar el ruido; (para amortiguar el ruido)
he muffled the receiver (Telec) tapó el auricular con la mano
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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