1. to kill; to slay; to murder; to slaughter
2. to suppress; to block; to hamper; to destroy (e.g. talent); to eliminate (e.g. an odour); to spoil (e.g. a flavour); to kill (e.g. one's speed)
3. to suppress (a voice, feelings, etc.); to hold back; to stifle (a yawn, laugh, etc.); to hold (one's breath)
4. to put out (a runner)Baseball
5. to pawn; to put in hock
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