Stifle (verb)  : Make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate. (गला घोंटना)

Synonyms: smother, strangulate, choke, throttle, asphyxiate

Example: John is said to have stifled his victim with some clothes.

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Mr. Khan probably doesn’t realise the consequences of what this means and how being on the same page with dominating and powerful unelected institutions undermines and stifles the agency of elected governments.