Sentence Maker: suffocate  

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To suffocate the fire, firemen used a foaming agent
Para sofocar el incendio los bomberos utilizaron un agente espumógeno
Won't she suffocate in the trunk?
¿No se ahogará en la cajuela?
Without their fins, the sharks suffocate to death.
Sin las aletas, los tiburones mueren ahogados.
Yes, we want greater security, but we cannot accept that it should suffocate freedom.
Sí, queremos más seguridad, pero no podemos aceptar que esta ahogue la libertad.
Can we afford, Commissioner, to continue to suffocate ourselves with a dogmatic policy of stability, which is seen as an end in itself?
¿Señor Comisario, podemos acaso permitirnos seguir asfixiándonos con una política dogmática de estabilidad, que se considera como un fin en sí misma?
That is why we are concerned to hear that it has snowballed in such a way as to almost suffocate this newborn agency.
Por eso estamos preocupados al escuchar que se ha agravado tanto hasta casi ahogar esta agencia recién creada.
People are forced to return with no rights, and they are crammed into aeroplanes where they suffocate or die.
Se les impone el regreso sin derechos, amordazados hasta la asfixia o la muerte en aviones.
The tragic events of 11 September 2001 cannot be used to justify excesses or abuses that enable security to suffocate freedom and justice.
Los trágicos acontecimientos del 11 de septiembre de 2001 no pueden utilizarse para justificar excesos o abusos que supongan una amenaza de la libertad y la justicia en aras de la seguridad.
This clarification of the mission of monetary policy is vital if Europe does not want to suffocate in formal stability, which, ultimately, is unproductive.
Esta precisión de la misión de la política monetaria es crucial si no queremos que Europa se ahogue en una estabilidad formal que resulte, a la postre, improductiva.
As a result of the uncontrolled growth in algae, high levels can also ultimately 'suffocate' ecosystems.
A consecuencia del crecimiento incontrolado de algas, los niveles altos pueden acabar «sofocando» los ecosistemas.

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