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muffle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmufflemuf‧fle /ˈmʌfΙ™l/ verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 QUIETto make a sound less loud and clear, especially by covering something πŸ”Š The falling snow muffled the sound of our footsteps. πŸ”Š Her voice was muffled by the pillow in which she had hidden her face.2 (also muffle up)DCPUT ON CLOTHES to cover yourself or another person with something thick and warm syn wrap upbe muffled (up) in something πŸ”Š Penelope arrived, muffled up in a thick coat. Grammar Muffle is usually passive in this meaning.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
muffleβ€’ The falling snow muffled all sounds.β€’ John's voice was muffled by the door, and I couldn't tell what he was saying.β€’ He dragged her into the car, putting his hand over her mouth to muffle her screams.β€’ They might muffle his body and cover his face as they would, but they could not hide Harry Talvace from Aelis.β€’ The snow muffled the sound of the traffic.β€’ The children were muffled up in thick coats.muffled the soundβ€’ The volume of the music muffled the sounds of the attack, and no-one heard her screams for help.be muffled (up) in somethingβ€’ The primary school was muffled in a barbed-wire fence.β€’ It was still very cold and everyone was muffled up in coats and scarves and gloves.β€’ The sounds of the storm were muffled in the blue-blackness.
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Verb table
muffle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymuffle
he, she, itmuffles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymuffled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave muffled
he, she, ithas muffled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad muffled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill muffle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have muffled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam muffling
he, she, itis muffling
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you, we, theyare muffling
Past
I, he, she, itwas muffling
you, we, theywere muffling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been muffling
he, she, ithas been muffling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been muffling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be muffling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been muffling
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