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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·press /rɪˈprɛs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·press /rɪˈprɛs/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·press v. t.  To press again.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·press v. t.
 1. To press back or down effectually; to crush down or out; to quell; to subdue; to supress; as, to repress sedition or rebellion; to repress the first risings of discontent.
 2. Hence, to check; to restrain; to keep back.
 Desire of wine and all delicious drinks, . . .
 Thou couldst repress.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To crush; overpower; subdue; suppress; restrain; quell; curb; check.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·press, n. The act of repressing. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes
           any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her
           dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners
           subjugated the peasants working the land" [syn: quash,
            keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce]
      2: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger";
         "strangle a yawn" [syn: smother, stifle, strangle, muffle]
      3: put out of one's consciousness [syn: suppress]