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Definition 1: forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose - [noun denoting animal]

(muzzle is a kind of ...) the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

(muzzle is a part of ...) a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose

(... is part of muzzle) the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains

"he stuck his head out the window"

Definition 2: restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for muzzle in the sense of this definition

(muzzle is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

Definition 3: the open circular discharging end of a gun - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for muzzle in the sense of this definition

(muzzle is a kind of ...) a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

"they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

(... is a kind of muzzle ) the gun muzzle's direction

"he held me up at the point of a gun"

(... is part of muzzle) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

Definition 4: a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal's snout (especially a dog's nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting - [noun denoting artifact]

(muzzle is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

Definition 5: tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them - [verb of contact]

Samples where muzzle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair

Synonyms for muzzle in the sense of this definition

(muzzle is a kind of ...) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

Definition 6: prevent from speaking out - [verb of perception]

Samples where muzzle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The press was gagged

Synonyms for muzzle in the sense of this definition

(muzzle is a kind of ...) cause to be quiet or not talk

"Please silence the children in the church!"

Definition 7: fit with a muzzle - [verb of possession]

Samples where muzzle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers

(muzzle is a kind of ...) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

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