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defang

(dē-făng′)
tr.v. de·fanged, de·fanging, de·fangs
To remove the fangs of (a snake, for example).
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There will be no second thought and all such are just speculations, baseless and rumors that POA has taken any such step of making FOA as ineffectual or defang, he said.
The four suspects are Yang Defang, 38, his Japanese wife Keiko Sonoda, 36, in Tokyo's Adachi Ward, and Yang's 34-year-old brother and 32-year-old sister living in Ueda, Nagano Prefecture.
That she is regarded negatively by the Pacifica brass reflects a specific political bias and a determination to defang and depoliticize the network in accordance with the ideologies of its top management and its constituency, which (unlike its local roots) now features Washington power brokers, officials of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and elites in the Democratic Party.
Because some providers attempted to defang surveys' impact on civil lawsuits, inadvertently arousing the viper that's biting them.
It's practically a survival issue that he or she get rid of you or at minimum defang you.
They use that projection to defang the "dread aged-dependency ratio" so beloved by the system's critics.
Taming the Electronic Beast uses a combination of simple common sense, a little basic knowledge, a little psychology and a lot of humor to defang computers, and make them accessible to just about anyone.
Greens MP Giorgos Perdikis warned that the understandable controversy over the assets and income declarations might be used as a pretext by some to tinker with the relevant law again, and defang it even further.
Michel Temer should allow the corruption investigations to continue and reject legislative initiatives meant to defang prosecutors.
The bill was slammed by the Joint Arab List as a law that permits invasive and cruel intervention in the body of another human and that is intended to defang their [the detainees] legitimate struggle under the guise of preventing the damage caused by hunger strikes.
Summary: Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years.
Yingluck's battered government has failed to defang the protests despite dissolving parliament and holding the election at the start of the month.