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To forcibly prevent oneself from uttering a word.

After the comments she made about homosexuals, I wanted to scream at her, but I bit my tongue instead.

Additional definitions for 'bite one's tongue':

bite one's tongueAn admonishment to someone who has said something unfeeling or harsh.
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