Đồng nghĩa của balk

Alternative for balk

balks, balked, balking

Đồng nghĩa: baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment, jib, rafter, resist,

Verb

To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
foil thwart baffle check frustrate bar hinder prevent obstruct beat defeat forestall counteract impede stall stop block checkmate curb discomfit halt disconcert circumvent cramp dash disappoint ruin head off cramp one's style throw a curve throw monkey wrench in upset the apple cart hamper baulk inhibit stymie restrain hold up trammel handicap hold back fetter hamstring encumber interfere with retard scupper cumber delay shackle scotch counter hang up hobble clog snooker outwit derail restrict cripple crimp manacle oppose embarrass handcuff spoil hog-tie slow down short-circuit tie up nip in the bud arrest put the kibosh on foul up stand in the way of upset get in the way constrain throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of nobble crab do for put a stop to put paid to bork set back bilk cross disrupt obviate deter louse up put the mockers on interfere interrupt screw up put a spoke in someone's wheel get in the way of entangle smash undo confound preclude overturn root avert traverse contravene nullify bridle curtail neutralize stonewall put the stopper on take down give the slip rattle upset one's apple cart prohibit neutralise debar be a hindrance to put a brake on bind throw a spanner in the works overcome queer stifle confuse snafu corner conquer negate repel brake suppress anticipate stump resist chill intercept parry slow cook someone's goose play off inconvenience faze take wind out of stave off spike someone's guns mess up forbid queer someone's pitch repress fend off ward off choke off hold off cut off dam choke close off give a hard time shut off shut down drag one's feet shut out chain give the run around countermove deflect divert worst throw triumph gain vanquish sabotage inc bottleneck muzzle burden freeze scuttle invalidate box in throw a spoke in the wheel of saddle with weigh down leash tie tie one's hands debilitate squash avoid put off prevent from making progress repulse elude blank counterplot bury cause setback get the better of put end to beat down take wind out of sails promote dodge ditch duck skip shake juke buffalo bollix pour cold water on put the damper on put a damper on throw cold water on rule out puzzle dish mystify shake off shuffle off blight nonplus keep lid on defend against turn aside stave ward keep off put an end to forfend interdict cool keep at bay cork limit run circles around give the run-around run rings around dampen halt in its tracks throw a monkey wrench in the works flummox cloud crush quash deny dead-end pigeonhole shelve confront wreak havoc with crool banjax burst one's bubble hang fire decelerate cancel lick annul put on hold throw a monkey wrench into put on back burner detain postpone put the lid on upset the applecart dash one's hope defer render null and void slow up put back keep back slacken gainsay negative duel contradict disaffirm withstand dispute contest impugn combat buck fight stay affect disturb remit suspend lessen bring to screeching halt down decrease hesitate let up loaf back off falter bog down mire reduce dawdle flag loiter poke bog retardate tamper influence intermit jam incommode conflict trouble discommode pre-empt second-guess go against help preoccupy forecast monopolize project preempt expect foresee envision predict skin get ahead of monopolise get in before provide against steal a march on beat someone to the punch beat someone to it beat someone to the draw confine impair damage control mar withhold hold close injure hurt keep smother weaken undermine diminish barricade compromise enfeeble harm block off straiten destroy clog up regulate moderate rein in subdue fill catch plug subvert hold down hold in blockade squelch constrict disable vitiate stem contain break wreck gag congest seal stuff block up occlude stopper ban quell cordon off isolate shut in stop up stultify turn off pick off outlaw bung up threaten plug up pause discontinue muffle stamp out disadvantage throttle sandbag sap discourage strangle blemish govern tame bloody flaw obscure endamage guard clot evade choke back entrammel protract hem in put an stop to prolong make late cross up sidestep skirt cut short stem the flow of defend cut out tie down steer clear of gum up hold over proscribe hold off on cramp someone's style still circumscribe sink estop exclude delimit swallow eat away unsettle emasculate shatter stunt staunch deteriorate quelch capture dissuade rein make illegal damp down kill wound deny access destabilize enjoin disallow enervate embargo nix blunt draw up tarnish disqualify commandeer keep waiting taboo measure rule overload circumnavigate pull up disfigure deface prorogue challenge embog fill up fetch up get out of charge corrode debase keep under control adjourn take out bung escape bypass prejudice torpedo make impossible pull in keep in check crash fight back put at a disadvantage bottle up deprive procrastinate block out close up close out destabilise table reschedule disadvise scare rough up quiet be detrimental to place at a disadvantage keep a lid on bite back mothball continue cut back lock up bring to a standstill put out of commission respite put over put the brakes on cool off do harm to extend lose speed talk out of keep within bounds lay on the table put out of action take a rain check on set aside put on the back burner put on ice put in cold storage give rain check head off at pass hold in abeyance close down switch off strangle at birth straitjacket erode consume tie someone down dissuade from use up wear away clobber crack down on tie-up cap finish something finish off act against nip something in the bud offset cause to wait cause to stay net enmesh ensnare oppress bother caulk snag sideline veto entrap whittle silence deaden pocket submerge extinguish constipate screen make difficult tether boycott blacklist complicate wall off choke up pack stanch jam up impose limits on set limits on quench mute overpower give disadvantage put a crimp in forefend temper ostracize make an end of bring to a close get bogged down put the brakes on take out of play jeopardize obturate stand fence drag feet hold captive clip someone's wings criminalize garrote garrotte shush bring an end to worsen bottle terminate stand in the way impoverish ravage dam up glut silt up monkey with slam on the brakes ease up peg discipline beat somebody to it act in advance of prepare for be one step ahead of be early lag abate put straitjacket on discountenance bring up gunge up spike censor afflict incapacitate taint annihilate devitalize depress trash dismantle corrupt not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of temporise temporize dally give a rain check take a raincheck keep in abeyance imprison incarcerate intern rebuff quit cease qualify reef bit ostracise disfavour disfavor warn indispose frighten deprecate hedge declare taboo criminalise clutter up stand still scorch wither batter shock blast put a limit on come to a standstill make it impossible for make it impracticable for stand off peter out not move slacken pace give the thumbs down to declare illegal put the chill on give the red light to say no lock in coop up fence in jail necessitate gaol close in immure concuss shotgun keep in detract from shake up jeopardise smash up muck up wrong back-water cut down lose steam wind down anchor it cool down put on brakes devalue tweak unfit devaluate ding cheapen total be prejudicial to be disadvantageous to button up keep the lid on keep a tight rein on keep tight rein on hit the brakes let down flaps make impracticable cause detriment to wreak havoc on damp be deleterious to play for time treat harshly disarrange disorder disorganize have a negative effect on have a bad effect on hedge out save let make useless lose strength put half nelson on drive a nail into the coffin of do a disservice to tell against treat unfairly give a disadvantage to be unfair to put in an unfavourable position treat unfavourably inflict a handicap on convulse shutdown immobilize derange turn upside-down refrain from cause confusion in throw into disarray cause turmoil in throw into disorder throw into confusion render powerless make a mess of devastate demolish carry over immobilise paralyse do in waive lengthen lay over act like a wet blanket bankrupt cruel make a hash of euchre seize put out of business bring to an end bring to standstill bring someone to their knees bring to naught wipe out bring to a stop pull the plug on load blow a hole in play havoc with take withhold from stay away from refuse make up for deny yourself break the habit of skip out on kick get around steer clear shrink from abstain renounce keep from desist eschew shirk shun desist from stay away forbear give up abstain from restrain from counterbalance do without shy from leave off forgo forbear from paralyze expropriate grab snatch overwhelm saddle attack ambush botch strain shut disempower whittle away appropriate interlope shortstop accost interpose hijack tackle waylay buttonhole laden weight lumber demoralise demoralize attenuate mine dig soften tunnel dent wear rain on someone's parade pounce on take on lade pile freight drag through the mud dig out hollow out clip one's wings chip away at knock the bottom out of queer the pitch of poke full of holes swoop down on cut in take away yoke lock out make off with dump on snow under bear down on snow overburden make heavy

Verb

To pause in indecision before doing something
hesitate waver vacillate dither falter delay stall fluctuate teeter haver stagger pause swither wobble oscillate halt scruple dawdle equivocate temporise temporize dally wabble linger wait hedge alternate shillyshally tergiversate demur dillydally hover seesaw pussyfoot stumble defer deliberate doubt stop boggle flounder debate hang mammer ponder weigh shilly-shally be indecisive dilly-dally hum and haw hang back be unsure be uncertain think twice hold back be doubtful hem and haw be hesitant shy away be reluctant hold off be unwilling pull back think about sit on fence procrastinate play for time prevaricate be evasive palter tarry beat about the bush gain time use delaying tactics put off play a waiting game avoid committing oneself take your time avoid making a decision use Fabian tactics stall for time kick the can down the road baulk blow hot and cold be undecided pussyfoot around be irresolute sit on the fence balance waffle yo-yo sway stonewall lag hang fire chop and change faff about be ambivalent flip-flop drag your feet loiter filibuster run hot and cold be in two minds drag poke mess about waste time quibble be non-committal dodge the issue evade the issue be unable to make up your mind drag one's feet take one's time reel flannel beat around the bush tremble parry questions fudge the issue get cold feet dodge faff around trifle straggle duck the question totter diddle creep crawl lollygag lallygag mope have doubts hang around be unable to decide hang about change one's mind see-saw vary rock lurch change fudge swing postpone idle evade shuffle roll sidestep weasel while away time putter mince words tergiverse be vague shuck keep changing your mind buy time stay put mark time kill time cop out lag behind avoid the issue goof off drag your heels put off doing something pass the buck cop a plea let the grass grow under one's feet drag one's heels beg the question be dilatory go from one extreme to the other wobble about be on the fence will and will not potter tumble fence-straddle straddle whiffle bobble quaver change mind loll slouch mess around move slowly be on the horns of a dilemma duck avoid um and ah have misgivings second-guessing oneself doubt yourself become unsteady doubt oneself flicker adjourn retard prolong protract be long sit around fool around be tardy hedge one's bets be noncommittal mince one's words sidestep the issue shuffle around give the run around goldbrick cool quiver bide trim shudder stay remain refuse shy jib whiffle waffle keep changing one's mind postpone action defer action take a raincheck suspend action let slide express misgivings express reluctance express reservations stay back shrink back stay in the background be reluctant to come forward warm a chair goof around hang round tail hold the phone trail stop over tool lose time get no place fast rest lodge dance around euphemize tapdance be tentative be divided dodder feel uncertain wonder about wait and see be cagey amble plod second-guessing yourself fudge and mudge back and fill think something unlikely be dubious lack conviction be sceptical have reservations about have doubts about harbour suspicions about have hesitations about express suspicions about express reservations about entertain doubts about harbour reservations about have suspicions about fluctuate on have one's doubts about feel uneasy about wait around hang on be slow fall behind shamble toddle careen waddle horse around potter round potter around potter about not keep pace hobble fence trip zigzag topple walk unsteadily slide slip shimmy blunder wheel weave parry distract divert be ambiguous cavil jive escape elude lie falsify eschew con adumbrate double-talk fib shuffle about run around cover up straddle the fence hold over tell white lie cloud the issue duck the issue give run around

Verb

To avoid giving a direct answer to (a question)
evade parry fence fudge hedge avoid bypass circumvent dodge sidestep baulk duck equivocate flannel prevaricate pussyfoot stonewall tergiversate waffle weasel avoid answering fend off skirt round be equivocal about be evasive about quibble about get out of cop out of find a way round not pay not give a straight answer to beat about the bush about beat around bush beg the question quibble vacillate stall beat about the bush shilly-shally be evasive be non-committal parry questions shuffle cavil be vague dodge the issue hum and haw beat around the bush palter falsify temporize temporise evade the issue pussyfoot around cop out fudge the issue sidestep the issue duck the issue duck the question sit on the fence lie misrepresent shift fib be ambiguous hesitate jive con tergiverse mince words shuck flip-flop stall for time hem and haw pass the buck cop a plea blow hot and cold mince one's words skirt gloss over fake shift ground about deceive waver fabricate feint baffle maneuver shirk foil contest outwit manoeuvre invent distort dither misstate exaggerate dissemble garble misspeak belie eschew escape elude adumbrate double-talk shuffle about fight off run around cover up straddle the fence put off phony up put on stretch the truth avoid the issue tell white lie give run around cloud the issue give a false colour to field deflect shun fence off answer evasively steer clear of fight shy of hedge one's bets shuffle around be noncommittal give the run around be indecisive procrastinate delay tarry hang back gain time use delaying tactics play for time hold back hang fire filibuster defer kick the can down the road ramble fluctuate swither falter haver dilly-dally skirt the issue play it close to the vest change yo-yo give nothing away play a waiting game avoid committing oneself play one's cards close to one's chest dodge the question straddle an issue blather blandish blarney beguile use Fabian tactics avoid making a decision take your time change one's mind use flattery talk blarney butter up fast-talk postpone divert distract take one's time hold over drag one's feet buy time

Verb

To disturb the composure of
disconcert rattle confuse disturb upset worry baffle bewilder faze fluster unsettle abash agitate nonplus perplex ruffle trouble unnerve disorient perturb discomfit discompose discountenance embarrass shake unbalance undo dismay flurry put off startle surprise take aback catch off balance confound discombobulate distract flummox mortify shake up throw throw off balance bug demoralise demoralize disarrange frustrate gravel hinder puzzle psych out put someone off take by surprise foul up get to put out of countenance stop someone in their tracks upset apple cart make someone scratch their head put someone off their stride put someone off their stroke cause to be at a stand set someone back on their heels mystify befuddle bemuse stump dumbfound muddle fox get addle fuddle bamboozle beat pose fog maze exercise befog tangle vex beset thicken floor buffalo muddy involve complicate wilder entangle encumber jumble stumble stun astound muck thwart ravel astonish mix up be all Greek to mix you up snarl up muddy the waters baulk stupefy bother daze amaze obfuscate flabbergast stagger alarm disquiet distress shock discomfort unhinge overwhelm bowl over distemper frazzle concern obscure blow one's mind fuss disorientate ail cloud alarum set someone thinking blur knock for six freak out weird out throw off hagride derail annoy make uneasy go to one's head strike dumb derange frighten becloud daunt provoke scare disorder jolt irk leave open-mouthed blow away rock dumfound thunderstrike stymie bring up short afflict awe irritate make anxious knock sideways chagrin make unclear paralyse benumb dazzle paralyze spook stir up surprize elude hassle intimidate disorganize distort discourage disrupt terrify confuscate horrify excite gall leave aghast terrorize dizzy mess with one's head appal boggle mess up panic make nervous petrify psych appall terrorise pother depress consternate foil confusticate convolute deter defeat stick snow destabilize intricate discommode affect harass pique numb shatter intoxicate inebriate make punchy set thinking snafu destabilise hurry boggle the mind bustle dishearten overpower screw up make a mess of put out pain devastate electrify needle affright boggle the mind of pester ball up hit like a ton of bricks work up pull the rug from under throw into disorder gnaw at distract from put into a flap pull the rug out from under throw into a tizz make someone's head spin take someone's breath away make waves muck up muddle up bedevil stick it to dull tie somebody in knots fret mull wonder stir profundicate knock out set one thinking snooker displease nettle metagrobolize exasperate mistake daydream moon outwit shame humiliate dislocate overcome corner aggravate knock the stuffing out of someone put down cow overawe sadden heat stop plague harry dispirit gather wool pipe dream make fretful subdue unman get at throw for loop make uncomfortable make a scene bully browbeat disappoint dash strike touch impress move turn sicken down dement displace rummage disarray fill with wonder fill with amazement be too much for put at a loss chill disillusion flip put on edge craze send into a spin take breath away take someone aback give a shock knock the stuffing out of cause to lose your bearings muss worst disgruntle disenchant preoccupy burden rouse outrage badger grieve arouse intrude tire interfere bring someone up short conquer blind fill with consternation let down put the wind up someone throw into a tizzy louse up give someone a turn throw into confusion clutter make self-conscious make someone laugh out of the other side of their mouth put off his or her stride take the wind out of someone's sails make someone laugh on the other side of their face catch somebody off balance catch somebody unawares cause someone to lose their composure take the wind out of your sails strike with awe take one's breath away throw a curve spring something on cause wonder jar blow someone's mind render speechless bedazzle garble try occupy throw into uproar burn up get in the way knock one's socks off be unbelievable blow one away straiten botch bungle besot knock for a loop put one away boggle someone's mind chafe embroil snarl twist put off one's stroke knock senseless occupy someone's thoughts prey on someone's mind do someone's head in lie heavy on render uncertain mislead misinform obnubilate make difficult make more difficult make complex darken lead astray muddy up scarify fright scare to death scare stiff make your hair stand on end fill with fear scare someone out of their wits put the wind up scare the pants off scare the bejesus out of chill off frighten to death frighten the living daylights out of throw into a panic scare the living daylights out of throw into a blue funk rattle one's cage flutter hustle quicken

Verb

To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to
back down backtrack concede renege submit surrender yield abandon accede acquiesce admit back off back out backpedal cancel climb down concede defeat cop out demur fink out give in recant recoil reconsider resign retreat withdraw accept defeat admit defeat back pedal beg off bow out cave in chicken out give ground give up go back on hold back pull back pull out take back wimp out eat humble pie admit you were wrong have no fight left withdraw from agreement or statement shrink recede retire shy away move away back away draw back go backward baulk capitulate throw in the towel give way succumb retract defer raise the white flag throw in the sponge knuckle under show the white flag relent do an about-turn do a U-turn eat your words quit bow fall budge lay down your arms cede repudiate fold do an about-face welsh unsay recall forswear renege on blink make concessions reverse row back about-face buckle under change your mind renounce abjure disavow revoke weasel out repeal rescind disclaim fall victim relinquish abnegate foreswear be overcome eat crow wave the white flag give up the struggle eat one's words agree worm out wiggle out shy from get cold feet stop call off crumble flip-flop retrocede be beaten be overwhelmed lay down one's arms lay down arms do a volte-face cry uncle go back toss it in sing a different song go under change one's mind have second thoughts change put up white flag pack it in double back withcall rethink concur drop out scratch avoid assent approve lose your nerve wuss out have no stomach for bottle it funk out blow it off disown deny be overcome by be conquered by be overwhelmed by indulge apologise dial back think better of hand over have change of heart back out of change one's tune fall back abrogate shift one's ground go into reverse roll over do a U-turn on let go bend change opinion go down countermand lay down decide against deliver apologize buckle come to terms turn back annul forget it backtrack on resign yourself do an about-turn on comply give yourself up call it a day bottle out give turn yellow think better of something repossess reclaim bow to something bow to someone give away the store crap out pike on accept throw in your hand fall in line be defeated admit that one is wrong retract one's words give oneself over fold up be conquered suffer defeat cry quits break turn over abdicate turn in call it quits kowtow be submissive hoist the white flag bend the knee say uncle resign oneself humble oneself surrender to cave turn the tables amend set aside cop-out back-pedal on alter nullify contradict apostatize call back void worm out of forsake go back on one's word proffer leave off drop lose hand in despair bail out desist cut out tender cease waive present collapse swallow one's words swallow move backward regress back move backwards turn tail back up drive back drive backwards move back change your decision change one's attitude change one's plans retreat from withdraw from default on cry off pull out of fail to honour fall to pieces be overthrown by lie down pass into enemy hands be destroyed by fall victim to be defeated by be a casualty to lose one's position to be smitten by be taken by be overthrown pass into the hands of eat dirt be vanquished by be beaten by nig eliminate reel in retrograde exclude take in rule out row back on suspend chicken out of get cold feet about give oneself up entrust consign leave knuckle forego play dead go along with renig

Verb

Beat a hasty retreat
pull back withdraw disengage flee retire retreat back off baulk draw back fall back give ground give way pull out recoil retract shrink shrink away take flight turn tail beat a retreat beat a hasty retreat back away recede move away leave bolt escape skedaddle shy away vamoose split scram run away drop back take off beat it decamp back out run for it shrink back abandon cower run off scarper fly depart skip off quit peel out cut and run make off hook it leg it clear out go away run evacuate skidoo vacate levant go hightail it show a clean pair of heels head for the hills cut out light out do a runner fly the coop make a break for it move back bug out exit make a quick exit bail out abstract oneself give up draw away do a bunk take a powder do a fade drop out make a run for it bow out absent oneself grovel flinch cringe pull away yield surrender regress distance oneself make yourself scarce move out step back lose ground blench crawfish backpedal quake quail go backward make oneself scarce take a hike adjourn get away betake oneself take leave shut oneself away take oneself move out of draw retreat from seclude oneself absent yourself retire from blow check out repair remove go off clear get lost run along stop participating disengage from recede from resign step down from scratch from secede pack in resign from pull pull out of withdraw from back out of bow out of chuck walk away from forsake stop participating in get out detach yourself detach evade break fold elude go back make one's getaway take to one's heels clear off go through abscond shoot through do a disappearing act scoot make tracks push off shove off make an exit get going set off set out up sticks slope off disappear hightail begone be gone bug off take it on the lam start out vanish move lam get bail buzz off step along walk out get under way break camp flit part book break out of push on dig out get off peel off sally forth step on it desert say one's goodbyes take to your heels pack off pack one's bags sling one's hook hit the road be on one's way make a getaway pike off pack up pike out scat scamper make a move do a moonlight flit skip avoid shun bog off make your escape cut loose head off steal away run out on rack off be off make a break slip away hit the trail make your getaway go out do a moonlight scatter have it away hasten away run from hide move along betake yourself step out have it away on one's toes skip out wend range mosey cruise walk off make for make one's way jump hotfoot advance absent go forth pack your bags blast off move on say goodbye migrate start set forth move off proceed march out emigrate sally take your leave abdicate troop git hit the bricks make quick exit make one's escape step on the gas cop out make a dash for it run like scared rabbit kiss goodbye ditch spring leave holding the bag walk out on leave high and dry opt out leave in the lurch dump leave flat pull stakes turn on a dime run scared make a U-turn desert under fire turn around scurry hustle hasten speed race expedite zip dart spur dash rush whiz hurry bust slip make good one's escape pass take French leave make a escape go on the lam break out emerge sneak away get out of someone's clutches do a vanishing act get free break loose wriggle out take on the lam break free do a Skase burst out double work out of elope play hooky duck out break away from get away with make getaway make go scot-free slip through your fingers make haste hurry up move fast kick rocks make time hamba naff off shoo get along voetsak be on your way hop it be off with you shake a leg go like lightning on your bike avaunt sod off haul off hurry away beat off nick off sling your hook go jump in the lake go and jump in the lake get a move on sell sell out abandon ship sell up

Verb

To complain or raise objections
demur object protest cavil complain dissent remonstrate deprecate disagree dispute except expostulate oppose scruple stickle boggle challenge disapprove fight kick resist combat take exception take issue express doubts raise objections express doubt kick up a fuss kick up a stink raise doubts lodge a protest argue protest against express disagreement with express disagreement take issue with express objections grouse express objections to take exception to mind condemn express disapproval argue against raise objections to lodge a protest against grumble moan remonstrate against gripe quibble be in opposition express disapproval of beef disapprove of spurn have a problem make a fuss quarrel with be in opposition to complain about draw the line have a problem with moan about kvetch take a stand against grouse about cavil at grumble about inveigh rant about beef about criticize discommend criticise discountenance draw the line at gripe about cross disesteem quibble about disavow crab make a fuss about kvetch about beg to differ frown on sound off rail against raise objection be displeased take on make an objection kick up a fuss about tangle with make a stink kick up a stink about go-one-on-one mix it up with differ diverge repudiate nonconcur reject rebel abjure refuse renounce vary decline contradict disaccord discord pettifog wrangle shy buck divide argue with quibble over disagree with not ratify object to be at variance with be at odds with express objection decline to support withhold assent break with say nothing doing fail to agree with put up an argument say not a chance refuse to support fly in the face of say no way put up a fight baulk carp whinge bellyache whine grouch bleat fuss nag mutter growl keen holler squawk grizzle wail grump repine caterwaul scream squeal yammer murmur croak yawp maunder whimper yowl yaup denounce mither groan find fault censure chunter create decry knock nitpick find fault with niggle reproach disparage snivel inveigh against be on at someone speak out against deplore rail be against fulminate chirp crib natter blast dislike take umbrage make a stand blame take a stand contest be put out scold go on nit-pick bicker squabble pick holes in lament mumble take offense take offence cry admonish bemoan twine reprove rant revile upbraid castigate vituperate recriminate berate clash quarrel split hairs gainsay abuse debate hypercriticize disfavor attack conflict pule cry out lay into tongue-lash altercate disfavour contend scrap spat let have it oppose strongly look askance at animadvert discept war kick against plain over run down pan pick at lock horns cross swords complain vociferously about protest about gurn be opposed be an adversary of anathematize execrate curse take something the wrong way go off in a huff take something amiss smart grunt sob niggle about mewl raise Cain blow off sniffle weep blubber pick on be picky be hypercritical reason dissuade object strongly to withstand frown upon rain blub peck bother objurgate pick holes cry softly resent declaim protest to complain to impugn lash lambaste be at each other's throats fall out be at odds go at it bump heads jar fail to agree be at variance argy-bargy be in dispute be offended by take umbrage at raise an objection take offence at demur at think wrong not support rebuke roast trash vilify make a protest to not believe in scorch storm rage denigrate reprehend slam pass on dispraise zing detract negate chastise express a poor opinion of raise an be hostile towards yelp yap bawl grouch about rip into lay out thunder against fulminate against rage against come out against have at work over crack down on go after sound off about revolt expostulate about protest strongly at criticize severely declaim against remonstrate about howl bellyache about jump down one's throat take a dim view complain vehemently about bawl out thunder rate make a stand against jaw vociferate objurate make a protest against fume disagree violently with put up a fight against chew out complain bitterly about whip kick up take great exception to express opposition speak out make a protest discourage say no voice disapproval thumbs down take up the cudgels say no to back-talk be displeased by frown show displeasure not take kindly to take a dim view of row spar feud controvert haggle battle palter brawl skirmish zap grieve have words be at loggerheads set to rip into each other be at sixes and sevens jump on contradict each other go for the jugular bewail charge fret contravene refute defy lay accuse indict impute ascribe go on about put the boot in rail at look askance lodge a complaint carry on make a complaint

Verb

To disregard the rules and refuse to conform
disobey defy flout infringe contravene ignore overstep resist violate transgress disregard go against mock oppose rebel rebel against infract baulk challenge counteract dare decline desert differ disagree evade insurrect misbehave mutiny neglect object recalcitrate revolt revolution revolutionise revolutionize riot shirk strike withstand be remiss break rules fail to comply with fail to observe not heed not listen not mind pay no heed to run riot set aside set at naught break the rules cock a snook at dig your heels in fly in the face of refuse to comply refuse to obey rise in arms fly in face of pay no attention to take law into own hands go counter to break breach offend trespass kick against fracture traduce fight commit a breach of encroach dissent rise up transgress against be insubordinate run amok contradict repudiate remonstrate denounce renounce combat buck come out against exceed go beyond meddle protest intrude demonstrate encroach upon rampage take to the streets take no notice of be in breach of disagree with intrench bypass veto thumb one's nose at renege on agitate fall foul of violate law refuse to accept the authority of kick over the traces be at odds with crash entrench obtrude lift pirate borrow presume steal impose arise campaign take no account of leave out scout ride roughshod over thwart cross rock the boat opt out get out of line upset secede break with make waves drop out overturn turn against stage a rebellion rise up in arms take up arms mount a rebellion hinder refute stir up trouble go on rampage stage mount the barricades rise disaffirm gainsay conflict with interfere with abjure negate spurn interpose exclude impugn traverse reject offend against interfere err sacrilege outrage sin contaminate set one's face against not comply with trample on tamper with disobey authority oppose authority resist authority defy authority go on strike take part in an uprising refuse to obey orders take part in an insurrection kick over rise against invade impinge horn in muscle in entrench on disturb disrupt depart encroach on intrude on deviate butt in muscle in on depart from deviate from make inroads into obtrude into trespass on wander stray fall poach not conform to fall outside of bend the rules cut through thrust oneself in do wrong by chisel in stick nose in nose in enter without permission interlope mix in impinge on lapse displease crash the gates poke penetrate kibitz surpass transcend overpass creep infiltrate outrun outreach inch worm interrupt overrun trench intervene usurp gatecrash overshoot appropriate arrogate overreach elbow in cut in work in horn in on tread on someone's toes barge in step on someone's toes eat into squeeze in make inroads invade someone's space stick nose into impose oneself impose yourself worm in pass step over

Noun

Something that encumbers progress or movement
obstacle hindrance impediment obstruction block bar handicap encumbrance deterrent hurdle trammel stop inhibition fetter drag cramp manacle crimp chain interference holdback shackles embarrassment let clog stumbling block barrier restriction restraint snag check drawback curb limitation difficulty hitch hazard disadvantage fly in the ointment catch spanner in the works monkey wrench in the works cumber problem impedance complication hiccup blockage burden constraint setback shackle barricade facer hampering delay retardation brake hamper catch-22 millstone wall road block discouragement ball and chain monkey wrench blocking holdup inconvenience stoppage cumbrance blockade albatross rub baulk baggage detriment gridlock preventive stricture sticking point checking arrest disincentive rein issue prevention defect weakness interruption straitjacket uphill glitch bottleneck hangup lock joker prohibition load retardment circumvention roadblock hang-up jam-up dead weight booby trap millstone around your neck bond shortcoming fetters bonds pitfall hardship hobble nuisance injury railing traverse fence yoke opposition barring choking bump dissuasion damper pale occlusion congestion hold-up circumscription confinement determent psychological baggage millstone round someone's neck mountain jam trouble checkmate stumbling stone blank wall mountain to climb saddle debt duty guilt cross tie disablement impairment flaw disorder fault defence defense leash preventative bridle limit suppression red tape defensive measures thorn in one's side monkey on one's back bridling curbing repression stone in one's path headache frustration shackling baulking cramping fettering holding back stifling smothering stopping halting thwarting quashing foiling interdict balking embargo sublimation sabotage intervention putting an end to putting an stop to nipping in the bud excess baggage foot dragging downside disbenefit minus deterrence liability control negative incommodity halt debit strike condition forestalling upset disturbance preclusion misfortune safeguard hassle snafu obviation discontinuance bother avoidance disruption annoyance vexation aggravation interception inhibitor dilemma disappointment fuss trial blow concern forestallment deterence closure weak point weak spot cutoff pain predicament precaution caution imperfection deficiency impasse awkwardness unwieldiness unfitness exasperation distress untimeliness unsuitableness cumbersomeness troublesomeness uneasiness stew cross to bear curtailment reversal mishap protection rebuff unhandiness defeat bothersomeness gotcha whammy constriction woe gimmick close shutdown captivity anxiety layoff abeyance worry stress land mine disqualification security ban bind precautionary measure discomfort break tie-up obligation reverse remedy boycott reduction snarl-up intimidation warning grief downfall ill snarl logjam preventive measure protective measure incommodiousness struggle cessation knock manacles chains deadweight detention lapse clampdown clot problems bondage ceiling taboo suspension irritation lack failing disability bad news disquiet bummer restrainer unease weight constrainment bug affliction pickle body blow agitation wet blanket unpleasantness con knock-back puzzler traffic jam puzzle scrape piece of bad luck task one in the eye bit of trouble reversal of fortune kick in the teeth strain down immobilization sit-down deduction walkout lockout downtime standstill elimination bone of contention commitment misery disgrace anticipation averting precluding slowing complaint wait weary load buttress preemption albatross around one's neck evil prophylaxis deadlock exclusion detainment remonstrance expostulation persuasion bad flip side deterring factor handicapping penalty tailback chill quandary immobilisation put down damp holding pattern privation depressant cloud proscription harness afterdeal narrowing backup queue tribulation negative aspect gloom pall stint issues bulwark pinch prob demerit tangle moratorium veto stopping up strife deal-breaker depression trap other side of the coin interdiction encirclement turmoil deep trouble dire straits mess danger torment hot water fix spot cropper knot crunch unseen problem trick inadequacy reservation circumspection injunction modification definition qualification can of worms disputed point row sorrow onus infarct snare embolus cordon infarction rahui conundrum ploy dodge wile regression flip-flop unfortunate development slowdown backset comedown regress bath about-face foil bottom point at issue tight spot the rub cold water cinchers anchor binders retarding device interference with reverse of fortune double whammy adversity joker in the pack restricted access maximum palladium fail-safe protective shield responsibility charge grievance mental weight blame punishment unwanted responsibility accountability blunder drawing board hold moderation cap line of defense slip spoiling whole new ballgame retardant neutralizer prophylactic inefficacy error irk irritant thorn bugbear peeve harassment botheration pest aggro ruffle threshold rope order instruction deprivation pinions decrease string abridgment abridgement command miscalculation mistake mischance bafflement arrestment finish discontinuation expiration end surcease closedown stay termination shutoff conclusion cease offset ending nuisance value failure countering bound regulation demarcation bounds restraining order irons handcuffs cuffs scotching derailment dashing crushing incommode hair shirt tiresomeness inopportuneness bitter pill extent containment border perimeter boundary crippling hindering foundering collapse snookering baffling put out stroke of bad luck consequence bilboes tethers trammels ropes restraints tops line of demarcation cutoff point margin confine cut-off point upper limit line nonfulfillment scuppering nonfulfilment contravention unfulfillment staying restraining stalling anticipatory measure involvement lease chit indebtment loan bite pledge balance arrear possibility due contingency remainder contract damage Achilles heel mortgage jinx tab IOU account nonsuccess lack of success non-success bracelets gyves darbies disaster area interval hiatus interlude millstone round one's neck gap pause leg irons interstice parenthesis interregnum intermission hiccough discontinuity interim intrusion disconnection recess severance rupture quiescence abeyancy division doldrums lacuna break-off rift split latency dormancy disuniting blackout separation dissolution letup breach

Noun

The emotion of not having one's expectations met
letdown anticlimax disappointment disillusionment frustration bringdown bummer comedown disgruntlement dismay dissatisfaction setback washout blow chagrin discouragement failure flop bitter pill damp squib annoyance displeasure vexation irritation spleen embarrassment disquiet discomposure humiliation mortification discomfiture crossness exasperation fretfulness pique umbrage discontent anger indignation resentment wrath fury rage distress shame smarting rankling peevishness aggravation ire ill-humour crushing upset sorrow ill-humor baulk uneasiness perturbation abashment discomfort confusion unease disconcertment agitation grief botheration bother aggro pip fluster discontentment unhappiness awkwardness anxiety nervousness discontentedness flusteredness choler ignominy provocation disgust infuriation worry disconcertion hassle loss of face alarm testiness consternation disturbance indignity disgrace trepidation aversion abasement disaffection disquietude ill humour humbling weariness depression offence disapproval impatience gall disapprobation disfavour disorientation distaste irritability tetchiness offense temper outrage restlessness dislike discombobulation malaise inquietude regret envy affront degradation apprehension self-consciousness stroppiness crabbiness harassment dishonor dishonour shock trouble condescension disfavor disinclination disrelish disliking indisposition resignation horror grievance irascibility put down disenchantment egg on one's face sadness loss of pride animosity antipathy enmity distraction shamefacedness compunction nuisance passion doubt suspicion bedevilment bile exacerbation qualms misgiving dispiritedness bitterness disheartenment disorder plague enragement madness besetment shortness grievances dubiety apprehensiveness snappiness unrest touchiness stress ill temper bad feelings fear gloominess beating ruin defeat righteous anger chip on one's shoulder red face look foolish rancour panic disregard restiveness demoralization undoing nonplus rout overthrow concern dread surprise terror fright Weltschmerz descent demoralisation conquest vanquishment defeasance boredom malcontentment oppression querulousness malcontent heartburn complaint lamentation desolation hopelessness jealousy ennui petulance needling hot temper bad temper downer blues funk dumps incensement pain rancor blue funk the blahs cold feet disesteem opprobrium obloquy insult discredit snub reprobation vitiation submissiveness rebuff submission bring down being rubbed up the wrong way slap in the face blow to one's pride kick in the teeth self-abasement smack in the face mental pain touché brush-off bashfulness edginess shyness sheepishness showing up poverty complexity timidity clumsiness indebtedness hitch indiscretion mistake pinch stew impecuniosity blushing tangle strait destitution snag puzzle hot seat awkward situation faux pas hot water boo boo egg on face

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