"muzzles" in the noun sense
1. gun muzzle, muzzle
the open circular discharging end of a gun
forward projecting part of the head of certain animals includes the jaws and nose
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
4. gag, muzzle
restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
"muzzles" in the verb sense
fit with a muzzle
"muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
2. gag, muzzle
prevent from speaking out
"The press was gagged"
3. gag, muzzle
tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
"The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
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