Đồng nghĩa của clean up

Alternative for clean up

Verb

Make neat, well-groomed
tidy clean smarten blitz sanitise sanitize tidy up spruce up clear up tart up mop up clear away smarten up put in order neaten improve do up fix up groom spruce redecorate revamp straighten up primp doll up gussy up spiff up straighten make neat sort out arrange jazz up make neater make tidy put to rights straighten out shape up brush sleek prim trim overhaul restore organize modernize rebuild reconstruct refurbish recondition order pick up organise retread fix make smarter refresh modernise brighten up adjust posh up make shipshape freshen up redd up clear the decks put in good shape whip into shape redd out houseclean dust neaten up vacuum sweep tauten mop dejunk pull together police get act together shake out put in shape frame put in trim trig decorate prettify make up trig up tidy away pack away put away pack up refit renovate remodel redevelop develop re-equip dress rehab rehabilitate upgrade mend repair update renew comb preen reequip rejuvenate make over redo prepare mentor rub down fit prep pretty up get up refine curry slick up nurture do put through grind lay lick into shape put through mill make presentable turn out tend make attractive ready smooth bring up to code set to rights pimp out pimp up bring up to date bring into the twenty-first century dress up beautify regulate patch correct amend sort revise face-lift debug doctor emend fiddle with see to tune up slick titivate wash deck out prink array freshen pretty plume prank adorn classify systematize group spiff range dispose file rank admire class position align systematise methodize line up prink up form make spick and span make a clean sweep flush out clear out shape prune glam up put on best clothes touch up spread out exhibit triage place put together display assemble put out categorise marshal marshall pose set out sequence lay out present codify categorize draw up attire clothe caparison vesture costume toilet suit robe invest apparel gown habit bedeck garment garb enrobe systemize police up rig out overdress embellish fuss put on your gladrags put on your best bib and tucker fuss over fig up get dressed up be in full fig tog out tog up fit out

Verb

To put an end to, especially formally
eradicate eliminate wipe out get rid of do away with obliterate expunge cancel erase efface exterminate annihilate extirpate abolish liquidate blot out rub out stamp out black out snuff out root out sweep away destroy extinguish remove kill delete raze excise decimate take out zap demolish waste quash cross out squash total strike out do in scrub abate score out blank out X-out finish off wreck devastate smash desolate dispatch terminate blue-pencil annul trash cut out put an end to slaughter scratch out squelch ink out trim massacre wipe from the face of the earth scratch knock off cut block out wipe off the map wipe off the face of the earth shoot down off ruin shatter pulverize wrack nuke vaporize cream blow away nullify axe dele drop suppress scrap pull down tear down pulverise vaporise edit withdraw disannul negate nix ax finish undo conceal cover slay wash out put paid to cancel out blue pencil weed out remove all traces of crush torpedo put a line through gut KO strike white out uproot overwhelm benothing beat forget exsect put down put a stop to kayo wipe purge dispose of knock out sink obscure wipe off face of earth blow to bits blow sky-high defeat ravage destroy root and branch level take apart mark out rub off put out of your mind smooth away fade erode cover over rub away wear away unpublish edit out obfuscate cover up shade darken pass out batten smother hold back make dark keel over eclipse cut off stifle elide dust score sterilise rub sanitise exclude bleep snip x out stroke out decontaminate rule out sterilize sanitize Tippex out omit pass up clean redact wipe off censor bowdlerize blank bowdlerise blot scrape off launder bump off execute take the life of send to the gas chambers give someone the works stiff ethnically cleanse ice murder polish off whack send to kingdom come assassinate put to death put to the sword terminate with extreme prejudice cut down blow someone's brains out scrag top do to death mow down butcher croak smoke end the life of end dissolve void repeal overturn invalidate rescind ditch junk revoke stop abrogate shed discard overthrow jettison throw out vitiate retract repudiate countermand discontinue subvert vacate dispense with avoid chop null dump deracinate strike down inhibit supersede disestablish roll back prohibit put kibosh on close down give something the chop bring to an end knock something on the head set aside call off put the kibosh on subdue quell check repress abandon halt overcome conclude cease abort crack down on give up curb break off conquer suspend wind up nip in the bud pull the plug on close overpower clamp down on silence quit put the lid on pack in break interrupt break up recall slap down rout vanquish can quench leave off frustrate thwart lay off clobber call a halt to scotch subjugate declare null and void pass dead-end overrule pack up discharge bring to a halt block elapse expire lapse belay determine banish let up wink out wrap up desist from shut off give over restrain obviate dismiss cut short shut down prevent waive put out recant impede take away complete bring to a close upset arrest go reverse die bring to a stop render null and void wind down overrun call round off bring someone to their knees override control phase out veto reject restrict renounce dismantle hamper cry off lick take back worst get shot of hinder take master trounce declare invalid adjourn best relinquish deaden queer floor upend interfere with bring to a standstill do for stem bring down settle quelch triumph over round out swamp trample bring to ruin put an stop to come to an end sit on strangle postpone neutralize oust refrain from limit constrain bury depose intermit get shut of unseat topple renege retire disclaim turf abjure ignore dethrone neutralise disunite call back cast aside prorogue lift disrupt disallow displace tank stuff scupper gag pause kick bar hammer bust thrash whip stall disconnect forbid sever immobilize supplant crack down down crucify paste pound skunk wallop steamroll drub put a lid on render invalid marmalize deck overbear pommel overmatch cane whitewash get flatten surmount desist close out deny flog rule against wrap ultimate chuck in dish slam shellac edge outplay whomp tan snow under recess give someone a drubbing put the stopper on route bear down refuse outrun prevail over trample on shipwreck take to cleaners take it all blow out walk all over make mincemeat of work over remove from power call it a day give the thumbs down to reduce edge out skin run rings around shush outhit immobilise entrap draw to a close nose out win a victory over blow out of the water sew up bring to naught do down outjump outmaneuver get around wipe the floor with get the better of outmanoeuvre give someone a hiding pip at the post run roughshod over lambaste take to the cleaners throttle pwn flax run rings round outflank plow under own ambush bring to standstill pick apart turn inside out top off call it quits remove from office win against bin rid strip clear forget about declare disband cast out drive out expel withhold remit shelve refute redline get off the hook counterpoise countercheck redress contain split up disorganize loose unmake collapse destruct shoot clamp down bring to screeching halt disturb renege on disaffirm backtrack on dash round up go back on unload dissociate unthrone uncrown cut into say goodbye to break into regulate scrunch squish prostrate overmaster oppress whelm run out bring to a conclusion prorogate bring to an untimely end derail fade out resolve into render void gain control over pour cold water on gain mastery over rein in throw cold water on unhorse render inert wipe slate clean go back on one's word stymie force down grind down bear down on resolve clear away dumb administer the coup de grâce drive to the wall carry off give the coup de grâce put away take someone's life move in for the kill take off relieve make void backpedal disown black counterorder forswear dull clam be the end of counteract keep down close up say nothing choke off sunder back out of X out raise vote down cow crown consummate pull the plug get done pack it in switch off end up nip something in the bud wind something up run down call a halt put lid on bottle dominate keep inside clamp hold in keep in spike drive underground hold down beat down obstruct shutdown inter lay in the grave put to rest kill off hold a funeral inhume entomb put six feet under stay still crash render powerless catch hobble leave out disregard forgo staunch freeze hesitate falter waver put out of business put out of action cripple teeter dither balance stagger vacillate wobble scruple wabble limp stumble whiffle come to a stop come to a halt be suspended hold up put a sock in pull up be over draw up be broken off shilly-shally be abandoned wiggle-waggle come to a close blow the whistle on draw to a stand hang back stand still come to a standstill hold at bay put a cork in stem the flow come to rest bring up fetch up pass over brush aside lay off of defenestrate surcease disjoin dissever intervene separate interpose part ban stamp something out abstain from shake off do without give something a miss render needless pocket submerge muffle swallow knock down tip knock over bring about the downfall of tumble bring low bag it blow off negative interdict mute proscribe outlaw embargo turn down garrote choke back garrotte damp down blackball preclude boycott give thumbs down thumbs down pass on place an embargo on decline disapprove discountenance censure burn pass by dissent not go for give the red light to throw away refuse permission to lay to rest keep under control come down hard on keep in check release fire pink-slip sack bounce cashier turn off cut back hatchet cleaver slim down tomahawk scale down downsize give the sack let go muster out poll

Verb

To edit out rude, incorrect, offensive, useless, or otherwise undesirable information from a book, CD or other publication
expurgate bowdlerise bowdlerize censor purge cut purify sanitise sanitize blue-pencil edit launder redact red-pencil bleep blip cleanse decontaminate emasculate lustrate screen scrub squash sterilise sterilize bleep out blue pencil make acceptable make palatable make presentable water down clean wash amend abridge delete parts of disinfect rinse make cuts to make deletions in bathe deterge scour clarify refine depurgate GI restore turn out rinse out make clean examine inspect delete dry-clean unpublish fumigate depurate tub oversee review bleach narrow conceal squelch excise restrict revile blacklist suppress criticize withhold cork criticise restrain exscind gag remove repress stifle control disinfest antiseptize neutralize valet make cuts in make changes to deodorise deodorize make safe neutralise make sterile strike out prevent publication supervise communications scissor out refuse transmission black out wash and press do the washing do the laundry wash and iron put the lid on drop the iron curtain clear depollute filter antisepticize rarefy distil distill pasteurize autoclave freshen sublimate pasteurise treat elutriate fine garble process rectify ventilate fan aerate sift strain oxygenate detoxify cauterize clean out cauterise vaporize make pure vaporise make sanitary concentrate clean thoroughly get rid of impurities reclaim detoxicate air uphold bath sanctify cool refresh redeem sanitate deliver free unburden relieve circulate delouse smoke render incapacitate change desexualize melt make germ-free melt down make clear smoke out air out remove impurities from get rid of impurities from boil down trim get to the meat press evaporate press out volatilize cook infuse express condense cut to the bone extract squeeze out precipitate steam cut down sieve boil liquate filtrate aerify exculpate remit edulcorate chasten absolve expiate atone exonerate rarify

Verb

To achieve, especially by succeeding in a competition or contest
win attain accomplish achieve acquire collect earn gain obtain secure get garner land score bag capture clinch draw hook net procure reap snag bring in pull off reach realise realize wrap up chalk up clock up notch up rack up bring to fruition bring about make pocket clear profit fetch derive produce pick up take home accumulate pull in be paid yield pull hustle come by pull down gather bring home gross receive cash in on amass take in make a profit of rake in raise justify merit deserve warrant glean profit with realize a profit of find establish carry consummate knock down be deserving of turn cop effect wrangle perform sock come to have have a right to bear scare up be entitled to be worthy of scrape together make fast buck pay one's dues be gainfully employed make it big give bring home the groceries be in line for bring home the bacon pay eke out pay off make a killing pay out pay dividend return show profit repay get paid take harvest have get hold of grab nab be given hit wangle log ring up scoop buy carry off collar swing purchase arrive at seize record be awarded come into grasp inherit walk off with access walk away with come into possession of annex fulfil annexe fulfill take possession of get one's hands on appropriate register come away with manage get one's mitts on strike get hands on corral latch onto lay hold of accept encounter build up bring come in for snap up take receipt of catch possess oneself of nail snare wrest complete lock up be presented with do experience effectuate compass conquer have conferred on one haul in bank get your hands on arouse contract incur get possession of knock up turn in invite succeed in bring off pot assume cost induce meet with accrue retrieve reify recover bring upon oneself bring upon yourself expose oneself to command lay yourself open to be subjected to meet snatch blag fix be provided with perpetrate tally engineer win possession of carry out get done carry through make it get there gather in adopt rake something in steal captivate cull understand claim ingather know walk away notch something up feel hold sense draw in trap glom suffer sustain possess retain enjoy own get in get as a result provoke advance enlist ameliorate make a profit polish off glom onto come through succeed in making mark up hoard schlenter salvage occupy save maneuver manoeuvre work notch make it to be in receipt of cinch come across come upon happen upon luck into fall upon stumble upon get a hold of be one's lot fall to the lot succeed take over guarantee ice ensure assure guaranty insure solicit be appointed to drum up scrape up get at lay up gobble up recoup sell actualize wind up make use of attract run up cause accept delivery of take into one's possession agree to receive lay one's hands on accede to be elevated to beg borrow or steal tie up arrange occasion clock be worth make sure make sure of give security buy out latch on to lay hands on manage to get prevail upon buy up make a haul bring around bring on fix up sort out give rise to lay oneself open to scrape scrimp knock off welcome execute be subject to expose yourself to be liable to bring down on endure finish scratch conclude negotiate commit honour honor conduct discharge prosecute perfect satisfy run do justice to keep faith with sew up put the tin lid on deliver on make good on take care of do a bang-up job pull something off get someplace live up to nail it fulfill one's potential make hay follow through on put it over do one proud put through be true to do the trick bring to completion follow through with sell for scratch out go for come to be priced at patronize redeem amount to patronise pay for be sold for set one back knock someone back make a purchase of splash out on deal in make a buy trade for invest in contract for go shopping for get in exchange make the purchase of take up make a purchase put money into sign for shop for

Verb

To fix, correct, revise or improve
correct rectify remedy amend emend right cure improve redress ameliorate better reform alter edit put right repair revise set right square adjust debug redraft rescript reword rework rewrite make good regulate sort out change doctor help mend modify polish reclaim reconstruct remodel reorganise reorganize retouch review scrub upgrade clear up deal with iron out patch up red-pencil do over fiddle with fix up go over make over make right pay dues pick up set straight shape up straighten out touch up turn around clean up act get with it put in order set the record straight recalibrate fix revamp copy-edit rephrase resolve retrieve launder overhaul put to rights make up for adapt perfect refine settle finish cut solve update tighten blue-pencil rehash restore dial back brush up set to rights make better harmonize heal harmonise recast mitigate renew aid avenge straighten straighten up redo patch recompense balance recondition reward pay one's dues turn things around attend to vary refashion remake square up clean up one's act take care of rebrand do justice make amends for go straight compensate for restyle compare scan scrutinize develop reexamine scrutinise redraw go through look over bone up enhance hone embellish consummate finalize complete cultivate transform overturn rejig finalise sleek practice practise slick mature round check rejigger restructure finish off rethink condense make improvement work on improve performance censor make a clean sweep shake up clear out clean out break with past change drastically turn upside down cause revolution put the finishing touches to put the final touches to redact assemble annotate shorten abridge approve prepare analyse trim draft compile fine-tune splice publish assign discard draught compose analyze style excise amplify feature report butcher massage prescribe proofread delete fly speck write over strike out boil down set up check over tidy up make up prepare for publication reconcile rebuild renovate rehabilitate find a solution to rearrange work out tune find an answer to service meliorate reconstitute calibrate raise tweak smooth over refurbish boost unravel elevate convert redeem rejuvenate reshape readjust redevelop counteract tailor compensate enrich refit regenerate revitalize lift clarify advance atone for revitalise make reparation for find the solution to get to the bottom of offset disentangle do up neutralize untangle emendate annul ease customize negate negative revolutionize remediate sort reorient expiate restitute modernize remould redesign reorientate customise modernise permute fashion revivify revolutionise remold cancel neutralise progress balance out even out make amends make restitution for thrash out hammer out increase make alterations to make adjustments to make redress for augment sharpen answer relieve fathom crack turn the corner alleviate mellow attune smarten up change for the better counterpoise unscramble atone benefit uplift countervail reinstate troubleshoot promote counterbalance appease recover shape permutate reinforce reestablish coordinate set arrange remaster countercheck order pay for strengthen nullify cancel out figure out resurrect replace see to rehab assuage furbish reenforce make restitution make reparation align reorder morph revive suss out equilibrize counterweigh maintain work through reshuffle retool mold translate reanimate do penance for tune up turn over new leaf modulate bring into line bring back temper affect diversify reconfigure make recompense for reach an agreement about put an end to fortify mould make innovations moderate beef up warp re-establish bring up to date freshen up make good for commute re-create tamper with realign manipulate put something to rights reacclimate methodize rise heighten square away subedit conciliate regularize purify recuperate qualify expurgate bowdlerize unsnarl bowdlerise make perfect make strides perk up take off regularise make recompense reinstall alternate remix shuffle become different tamper make different bring to an end diagnose delouse facilitate bolster bring around reinvigorate fettle explain build on equalize retread get working face-lift put on the right track forgive absolve excuse purge optimise optimize end transcend excel improve on redecorate become better make improvements to step up undo save fine vitalize stimulate sustain transmute metamorphose transfigure remove eliminate put back together restore to working order synchronize appreciate smarten further spruce up bring something up to code brighten up re-equip make fit for use bring into the twenty-first century make as good as new gauge measure standardize requite sew up frustrate vindicate remove errors tip the scales equiponderate equalise outweigh set off counterweight mutate recompense for even up throw light on forward square things do penance work the bugs out of level out restore the balance doctor up rescue refresh salvage spruce transmogrify evolve do away with be the answer to be the solution to allay contain relax control quell extinguish synchronise programme collimate program transubstantiate diverge transpose alchemize vamp up standardise gage decipher get into shape breathe new life into give a new look to metamorphosize shift palliate mollify extenuate calm cool accommodate conform break turn the tables turn denature stir up change completely sing different tune switch over switch interchange shift gears cook transfer soften decode fit normalize condition jigger put organize unriddle invalidate smooth normalise twiddle quadrate focus grade organise suit brainstorm divine lick unlock puzzle out realise realize get tailor-make think out dope out find the answer to riddle out put in working order make conform clean up your act pull your socks up get your act together turn over a new leaf get it together get right make out determine a solution to pan out make a dent decide on find the key to get around find out get to the bottom hit upon obviate contravene halt counter reduce go against stabilize cross respond lessen stabilise counterwork buck bring up to code

Verb

To make (something that was previously illegal) permissible by law
legalise legalize permit allow approve authorise authorize legitimate licence license sanction decriminalise decriminalize validate accept admit legitimise legitimize ratify warrant countenance legitimatise legitimatize normalise normalize OK regularise regularize regulate codify constitute decree enact formulate launder legislate make legal ordain pronounce lawful give the go-ahead to say the word give the OK to give the thumbs up to give the green light to give the stamp of approval to vindicate justify endorse condone support sustain declare legal grant enable empower pass agree to assent to consent to okay clear approve of accede to consent charter humor acquiesce concede humour have bless buy sign accede abet sanctify indulge give something the nod give leave give permission let pass give the green light thumbs up go for shake on say yes give the go-ahead sign off on take kindly to second greenlight homologate accredit confirm finalize approbate formalize give something the thumbs up finalise give your blessing to give something the green light say yes to give something the go-ahead give the thumbs up concur with go along with rubber-stamp favour formalise give your consent to favor let entitle suffer tolerate qualify give someone leave endure brook give someone authorization acquiesce in cause grant someone the right agree boost concur privilege franchise leave green-light admit of facilitate give the nod give your blessing give carte blanche wink at blink at acquiesce to

Verb

To finish or conclude
wind up cease dead-end die discontinue elapse expire go lapse pass quit stop break off break up close close out complete conclude determine do end finalise finalize finish halt leave off let up liquidate settle terminate wink out close down end up finish up shut down wrap up be through with round off round out bring to a close bring to an end come to the end tie up loose ends come to an end drop pack in suspend finish off knock off put a stop to put an end to desist consummate sew up cut off dissolve give up can desist from draw to a close lay off pack up call a halt to be over give over cut out bring to a halt call it a day break culminate run down cut short pull the plug on interrupt achieve accomplish belay bring to a conclusion polish off shut off axe ultimate fulfill set the seal on top off cancel abolish abandon cap pause clinch crown wind down ax adjourn peter out carry out put to bed run out fulfil call it quits withdraw refrain from polish phase out bring to a stop give something the chop perfect nip in the bud surcease knock something on the head scrub wrap come to a halt come to a close come to a standstill disappear abort fade away vanish put the kibosh on pack it in scrap nail cut intermit realize perform effectuate annul execute ease off actualize come to a stop recess bring to a standstill tie up stay bring to fruition carry off sort out get through lay off of put the lid on die down realise get done die out die away run its course fade melt away call a halt dwindle bite the dust put a period to dispense with do away with get rid of complement deactivate arrest refrain prorogue curb resolve secure add the final touch to make good go whole hog go the limit add the finishing touch to make perfect go through with bring to maturity do thoroughly put the last touches on make up put the finishing touches on call off confirm relinquish establish stem put a lid on kill put paid to come to rest discharge immobilize scratch immobilise disconnect fizzle out seal hold up fold up button down abate become invalid pull the plug evaporate abstain from become void shake hands on wane pass away cut it out blow over evanish forgo become obsolete cease to exist sell out renounce put the finishing touches to ebb bring something to a close abstain fail disband withhold disrupt bring down curtain draw to close cinch depart subdue suppress quell quash sunder wrap-up shut fold hang up shutter come to a conclusion round up carry through wrap something up trail off go by tail off wind something down bring to a end bankrupt back off be at an end be no longer valid dispose of get shut of switch off get shot of nip something in the bud wind something up do for stifle quit cold turkey kick kick the habit quit cold avoid do without not continue get on the wagon hang it up take the cure eschew forbear from kick over climax guarantee stamp ensure assure make certain put lid on put finishing touch on put the finishing touch to mop up take care of lead up to call a day top it off put into effect put the tin lid on build up to put away reach a finale come to a head result turn out to be turn out be brought to an end pull out of get out of throw in the towel forlet throw in the sponge get off stop trying forsake disjoin dissever intervene separate interpose disunite part put the stopper on put into liquidation bag it blow off check close the door on terminate the account close the books stop dead draw to a halt slip away transpire be no more fly by block turn back clear impede cool it collapse stop in one's tracks reach a standstill obstruct withdraw gradually remove gradually replace gradually eliminate gradually stop using frustrate stall prorogate eliminate extinguish bar hold stand hamper be be placed reach come in come out take time out take ten take a breather take a break have a break ease up have a breather rest take time off still catch hobble staunch freeze bring to an untimely end be put to bed cut loose button up hesitate falter waver teeter be suspended dither put a sock in pull up draw up balance stagger vacillate be broken off shilly-shally wobble stumble be abandoned wiggle-waggle blow the whistle on scruple draw to a stand hang back wabble stand still hold at bay whiffle hold back put a cork in stem the flow bring to standstill bring up limp fetch up retrograde run low molder fade out slacken decline recede wear away decay lessen moderate deteriorate dilapidate fall away crumble evanesce sink decrease bate weaken droop wither go down grow less subside go dead degenerate go downhill moulder wilt diminish decide place shut up phase something out work out broker agree negotiate put the icing on the cake shake hands thrash out hammer out reach an agreement reach terms on come to terms on firm up agree on complete the arrangements for get rid of by stages prevent thwart restrain hinder inhibit foil restrict retard forestall baulk balk stymie prohibit repress delay slow interfere with curtail derail slow down limit avert fetter circumvent preclude neutralize forbid cramp scotch counteract debar head off shelve deter defeat neutralise shut out counter nullify baffle obviate ward off ruin stave off stonewall hold off dam hamstring intercept stand in the way of oppose contain control interdict put a brake on trammel forfend reduce bridle encumber cripple postpone brake clog resist choke dash squash destroy shackle scupper beat crimp rule out squelch outlaw constrain turn off crush exclude put off discourage checkmate enjoin park crack down on rein in remit fend off proscribe rescind repeal revoke cool ban pull in veto defer forbear disallow handcuff stamp out keep spoil shun disappoint cumber cry off snooker turn aside discomfit embargo pass up put back hog-tie steer clear of swear off criminalize hold in taboo plug put down put out make illegal have done with arrive clamp down on criminalise keep off set back stanch handicap sabotage disable bork close off repulse manacle occlude embarrass congest interfere regulate smother take five skip stuff decelerate overturn jam shake defend against divert silence dodge crab negate stop up short-circuit contravene hold down hold over ditch withhold from close up remove ward outwit lay aside dissuade spike put a spoke in someone's wheel jack in get in the way of put on ice plug up choke off slap down snuff out slow up foul up put in cold storage place an embargo on screw up throw a spanner in the works of wait call recall shorten stop work unplug fence pull over draw in sever estop save forego ignore evade bottleneck rein abbreviate abridge detain invalidate screen offset disengage repel sidestep clip pigeonhole obscure fix skirt refuse sandbag bottle up help conquer shrink put out of action clot restrain from abjure leave throttle deflect reject keep in check table parry pass on stop short stay away from keep back keep under control smash shy from pre-empt bung mothball block out fill up clog up fill stem the flow of lower go without waive set aside keep from censor nobble chill jam up bung up muzzle protract disconcert duck hold in abeyance relax put on hold get in the way bury rattle skip out on not touch nix taper off queer bottle dull cross faze stump bog down leave alone stopper bring to naught overcome lay on the table cramp one's style throw monkey wrench in take a rain check on keep at bay lock up put on the back burner give a rest keep in box in put the brakes on withdraw from pour cold water on put the mockers on beat down declare illegal upset the apple cart bilk finish with mess up throw a monkey wrench in the works of throw a spanner in the works keep lid on bring to screeching halt throw up retire from not do be a hindrance to wipe out gum up cork throw cold water on buck louse up eradicate strangle at birth put a stop to something clobber bring to end withstand sidetrack brace kill off flick off stop working bring disturb abrogate close shop finish work finish working clock off surrender despair lose heart capitulate admit defeat be beaten give in concede defeat deny yourself jack it in censure yield resign circumnavigate succeed retardate shutdown douse leave out back out of leave work wreck shatter withcall bit render powerless crash land confront power down stave anticipate pick off down tools confine prolong take a breather from put on a back burner ease call a stop to put on brakes put an stop to forswear say goodbye to lose speed cut into slam on the brakes break into crool banjax burden stop midstream simmer down compose collect detach log off put the brakes on take out of play dish give up hope abandon hope stop doing lie by spell back out renege render null and void give the run around dash one's hope lick upset the applecart overpower take down hold off on make late stop oneself reschedule put a stopper in put half nelson on put chill on put a lock on zing gridlock extirpate snub exsect marginalize oust carve isolate usurp delete extract overlook excise shirk retreat be the end of drop out knock it off elude bypass barricade caulk black decommission give notice throw a spoke in the wheel of back off from break the habit of shrink from check out from root traverse relent drop off put aside fight shy of resist the temptation to take the pledge give a wide berth to go on the wagon avoid doing sit out be temperate have nothing to do with banish boycott blockade kibosh surcease from escape from call it quits on constrict scuttle hit the switch halt in its tracks give the slip shake off give the run-around buffalo promote shuffle off juke run circles around run rings around bollix throw a monkey wrench in the works damp vanquish overthrow push back procrastinate inactivate hang fire omit put on back burner count out put in abeyance file pink-slip keep in abeyance lay over put on the shelf look away turn turn from veer shunt shove aside confound upset blackball disqualify complicate cut dead take out marginalise take away choke up pack block up throw a curve obturate quench cow put out of business switch something off get there haul up bring someone to their knees let taper de-escalate pall drop away fall finish the working day forfeit undo bulwark defend guard declare ineligible pass by illegalize ice out curse officially forbid divorce sacrifice jilt triumph over block off continue respite put over suspend proceedings blank counterplot attenuate dampen disadvise scare stunt dam up gibbet gunge up wring noose squeeze drown silt up escape deprive deny overwhelm dominate annihilate clamp shush trample pull off the road muffle swallow slack phase down coast cool off drain away become weaker chill out unlax ratchet down gag unaccustom take a recess break short stop cold cover fend keep inside put kibosh on drive underground trample on sit on weigh down declare taboo take wind out of sails get the better of upset one's apple cart cause setback put end to leave unfinished stop in full flow govern fight back monkey with resign from eighty-six dust off part from forget about turn your back on part with break with write off tame rebuff choke back give the thumbs down to put the chill on give the red light to say no take a rain check deliberate dock languish flag talk out of keep from happening safeguard against secure against protect against shield against put a damper on act like a wet blanket keep a lid on slacken pace bite back stand up for guard against skirt round defend oneself against fight off keep at arm's length wean cut back mark time linger sideline take a breath reflect tarry lag emaciate tire shrivel sag truncate retrench stop briefly play for time counterbalance think twice call time minimize totter faint lose spirit impoverish debase minimise give way depress grow dim waste away wear off grow faint thin out fall off relapse vitiate lose tremble grow weaker pare down elide cut down lop trim syncopate chop break it up come to standstill catch one's breath minify tighten up crop slim down downsize contract slash stand off not move deaden counterpoise negative countervail cancel out stop what you're doing dumb clam correct remedy compensate for boil down rein back get to meat put in nutshell roll back put a restriction on put a limit on keep down say nothing prevent oneself from cease to indulge in restrain oneself from prevent yourself from not give in to stop oneself from equilibrize make up for counterweigh balance out even out countercheck respond rectify stabilise redress right go against stabilize counterwork

Verb

Explain
clear up answer arrange cypher cipher clarify clear decipher dissolve elucidate explain illuminate illustrate resolve settle solve straighten tidy unfold unravel figure out make plausible make reasonable put away puzzle out sort out straighten out tidy up get to the bottom of work out find an answer to find a solution to rectify disentangle untangle set right put right iron out patch up fix fathom crack find the solution to deal with put to rights remedy reconcile interpret unriddle suss out make head or tail of decode break piece together dope out smooth over set to rights hammer out thrash out understand regulate expound compose work find the answer to reason find the key to riddle out make out make sense of put an end to unscramble decrypt translate work through put in order figure reach an agreement about square regularize repair sew up sort throw light on get the answer to cryptanalyze get answer discover meaning unsnarl take care of regularise construe enlighten reveal penetrate suss put two and two together disclose break down come to a conclusion about find the answer think through find the solution make clear get straight organize estimate calculate compute count reckon order systematise get in order adjust organise systematize mediate arbitrate in umpire mend comprehend absorb discern see grasp get cotton on to get your head round cognize pick up catch on to register get the drift of discover make heads or tails of deduce identify follow apprehend release liberate extricate free disengage disembarrass simplify make simpler make plainer dispel make easier to understand make more comprehensible make more intelligible remove remove the complexities from allay dissipate banish bring to an end

Verb

To give new life to, or to restore to a healthy condition
freshen refresh restore revitalise revitalize revive enliven rouse envigorate invigorate reinvigorate brace energise energize fortify reanimate recharge recreate refreshen regenerate rejuvenate renew repair resuscitate revivify stimulate inspirit titivate activate clean dust neaten sweeten tidy wake up buck up freshen up liven up pep up air out blow away the cobwebs spruce up renovate breathe new life into rekindle exhilarate resurrect rewake rewaken kick-start reawaken strengthen modernize vivify cool quicken update modernise improve animate recondition cool down awaken rally arouse enkindle encourage reinforce bounce back replenish regain uplift recover cool off bring around cheer touch up give a shot in the arm to refurbish overhaul reconstruct prompt prod brush up revamp reactivate redevelop brighten relieve give new strength to restart reestablish re-establish do up make whole bring back to life heal cure rehabilitate perk up amend remodel rescue galvanize reproduce vitalize reorganize boost rehab recall change trigger stir retread spruce reorganise excite galvanise bring back build up give a boost to bring to put new heart into give a new lease of life to come to life give new life to put new life into put some spark into chill top up reenergize unwind stir up comfort reinstitute relaunch refrigerate turn cold produce change radically overcome solace please rediscover gladden bring round recuperate console do restitute reclaim make healthy give a shot in the arm raise from the dead give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation give the kiss of life to perform CPR make younger make young again add some zest to make someone feel young again restore vitality to give face lift to spring up snap out of it breathe life into bolster help motivate electrify jog re-energize hearten fire spike jump-start nerve fillip make cold refit zap harden rebuild give a new lease on life get going again prop up juice up ginger up jazz up amp up zip up redecorate transform turn on snap up put new strength in put new heart in pick up put new life in retouch mend re-equip refurnish polish enhance repaint make over modify perfect rework gloss reinstate reintroduce gentrify fix up tart up bring up to date vamp up bring something up to code make good go over give something a facelift make improvements patch up round off give a face-lift finish off put finishing touches on smarten up fix redo patch upgrade remake revise service refashion develop reform reconstitute rectify doctor confirm buoy up brighten up streamline bring into the twenty-first century contemporize inspire rebrand innovate support furbish fire up re-create alter revolutionize technologize resume recast repeat reinstall cheer up adjust spark reopen replace better redesign correct save reindustrialize dynamize sustain reaffirm embolden rationalize consolidate revolutionise restate fuel remaster face-lift re-activate reassemble intensify steel stiffen extend increase rationalise substantiate re-form corroborate redeem return to tune piece together light a fire under set up work up brace up gee up summon up bring up to code get into shape set to rights give a lift set right straighten out give a new look to re-embody relight reincarnate reinvent reassure maintain adapt salvage start redevise copy convert reequip vary get the latest version of make confident give courage to lighten make lively waken up pimp up pimp out gussy up make fit for use punch up awake wake waken vivificate buoy give life to spice liven divert entertain pour it on inject new life into continue restore to life make more lively make more exciting recommence make happy gain strength take heart look up make brighter spur put pep into let sunshine in conjure up reexperience become cheerful take a turn for the better clear up raise someone's spirits call up accelerate promote emend relive do over prolong uphold emendate recollect recapture revisit vamp impel kindle speed fan foster right lead into the twenty-first century drag into the twenty-first century march into the twenty-first century recycle remember authenticate augment fettle rewrite reenforce redraw redraft refind replay proceed with redress beet tinker condition botch clout burgeon back gird commove sting start again glue cobble spetch ranter ready spur on toughen lend more weight to make more forceful psych up give weight to bear out prosper back up enhearten find again go through again summon back experience again discover again bring to mind dig up live through again go back to continue with take up again pick up again come back to begin again carry on fiddle with put back together work on make well whip up rev up key up carry on with get one started act as a impetus to act as a incentive to build a fire under act as a fillip to speed up act as a spur to act as a stimulus to get one going steam up doctor up magnify deepen redouble heighten amplify establish accentuate cement inure reorient nourish buttress indurate mount harshen justify season restructure enlarge multiply sinew empower reshuffle give strength to tone add to beef up add fuel to fire make firm wax give new energy to step up tone up add fuel to make stronger retool remold remould

Verb

To render comprehensible or understandable
simplify clarify elucidate explain interpret construe demonstrate demystify explicate expound illuminate illustrate unriddle clear up spell out get across abridge analyse analyze chasten decipher disinvolve facilitate order reduce shorten unscramble boil down break down cut down lay out make clear make easier make easy make plain make straightforward break it down clean it up cut the frills draw a picture let daylight in let sunlight in make perfectly clear put one straight get down to basics get to the meat hit the high spots put in a nutshell reduce to the bare bones unfold describe unravel define decode untangle reveal translate gloss enlighten throw light on point out show annotate delineate disclose comment on tell shed light on put in plain English go into detail put across resolve render develop expand enucleate clear exemplify specify characterize detail explain in detail make explicit educate sort out diagram uncover characterise expose straighten out give the details of draw a picture of flesh out run over make obvious streamline make simpler discourse comment set forth summarize expand on talk about give a commentary on explain in simple terms justify clue in draw a map of fill someone in throw light upon emphasize paraphrase reword summarise proclaim allegorize emphasise mark edify rephrase dilate amplify criticize appraise expatiate bring home sum up lay bare exhibit guide put into words disentangle defog express in words paint a picture report discuss communicate declare put in plain words give an explanation of spell it out brief shed light teach set the scene enunciate make intelligible get over show and tell point up illumine rationalize work out criticise convert inform instruct express rationalise settle restate recast cast light on give insight put in the picture give insight into formulate run down enlarge upon tell why explicitize give the big picture put into plain English explicitise highlight metaphrase transpose prove shed make simple clear the air about get something straight clear the air state in layman's language do into straighten up make see daylight expound on

Verb

To complete or fulfil
consummate complete finish achieve conclude accomplish crown effectuate perform discharge execute fulfill fulfil finalise finalize perfect cap clinch close end polish can ultimate wrap carry out sew up wind up wrap up knock off mop up polish off put away put into effect take care of top it off button down put finishing touch on put the finishing touch to put the tin lid on put to bed set the seal on call a day fold up put lid on round off terminate finish off top off round out settle bring to an end realize close out nail realise bring to fruition stop halt bring to a conclusion call it a day add the finishing touch to cease discontinue culminate do lapse actualize complement expire elapse quit break off establish secure dead-end carry off sort out get through break up let up leave off wink out add the final touch to seal dissolve pass come to an end bring to a close call a halt to make good go whole hog go the limit put the last touches on make perfect make up put the finishing touches on go through with bring to maturity do thoroughly ensure guarantee decide confirm cinch assure carry through resolve tie up determine get done shut down pack in shake hands on call off be over wind down put the lid on draw to a close win seize insure desist suspend climax adjourn die recess reach bring down curtain draw to close put a period to ice guaranty prorogue clear make cut loose button up be put to bed put a lid on engineer cap off nail down walk off with come away with walk away with be the climax be the climax of be a fitting climax to add the finishing touches to be the culmination of stamp drop work out broker agree negotiate axe agree on make certain reach terms on shake hands thrash out hammer out cancel abort abolish scrap break annul desist from pull the plug ax relinquish give up give something the chop knock something on the head end up sunder get shot of put paid to shut off cut short nip something in the bud put a stop to dispose of belay put an end to get shut of cut out wind something up nip in the bud pack it in lay off interrupt cut off switch off pull the plug on give over pack up put the icing on the cake come to terms on firm up complete the arrangements for put the finishing touches to reach an agreement shutter scratch fold scrub chalk up bring about pull off rack up log notch up ring up hit clock up bring off come to a close come to a conclusion round up hang up abandon go disappear fade vanish peter out withdraw call a halt check bring to a halt pause dwindle close down forgo refrain from quash fizzle out run out die out fade away renounce kick call it quits stay diminish eliminate prevent ruin destroy lessen cut dispense with curb wane melt away surcease arrest evaporate abate block bring to a standstill nullify run down pass away frustrate obstruct lay off of ebb decrease put the kibosh on hold up quell recede avoid die down die away disrupt get rid of wreck cease to exist demolish do away with repeal be no more undo rescind postpone shatter shelve stem bring to a stop eradicate sever ditch freeze eschew ease off hold back wear off kill come to a halt scotch annihilate hamper forsake remit spoil become obsolete remove delay hinder refrain stall mar do without dash thwart abstain from abstain crush intermit devastate impede come to a stop stymie suppress curtail dump disperse subside revoke vacate sabotage evanish leave come to a standstill pull up restrain slacken run its course interfere with mess up stop dead screw up sink nix cease to be weaken dissipate tail off blow over have done with cry off withdraw from retire from get out of phase out damage discard hold stop trying fail ease defer deactivate dispatch forbear invalidate immobilize go away still impair void collapse catch extinguish inhibit immobilise decimate disunite negate abrogate intervene slow shorten withhold ignore drop off recall decline shake disannul prorogate exit depart null put off drop away obliterate blight come to rest evanesce put back queer banjax dish scupper suspend proceedings crool shrink cool it become invalid draw up leave unfinished delete cruel euchre do in disconnect moderate become extinct bring up foul up become void fetch up make a mess of louse up cool off strike down roll back decay dry up play havoc with bite the dust blow off throw in the towel throw in the sponge subdue grow less bring to an untimely end take a break be suspended fade out put on ice cut it out take five take a breather liquidate dispel stop short make a hash of not continue put in cold storage bring to naught blow a hole in forbear from escape from finish with quit cold say goodbye to give a rest fall away throw a spanner in the works of kick the habit throw a monkey wrench in the works of cast aside throw up wipe out disappear from the face of the earth kick over run your term close off kill off bin keep turn back junk call bring top bring to end transpire clear up blow yield resign wrap-up back off settle down disturb lift dissociate quit cold turkey surrender despair lose heart capitulate admit defeat be beaten give in concede defeat be at an end be put on hold succeed draw to a halt wrap something up truncate not do fly by do for stifle disjoin interpose part dissever separate stop midstream limit perish stop in one's tracks reach a standstill lay aside relieve forlet result slip away be gone be no longer valid bag it stand call a stop to rise down tools head off stop work knock it off die off restrict be forgotten get on the wagon hang it up take the cure deal with cut into break into retard tie up loose ends come to the end be through with finish up raise put the stopper on cripple reverse extirpate snub exsect marginalize oust carve isolate exclude usurp extract overlook excise turn out give up hope abandon hope shut back out renege baulk abbreviate clip abridge pull out of get off go cold turkey sink into oblivion disappear slowly stop doing lie by rest leave alone spell retreat drop out pigeonhole undermine smash take a breather from sidetrack fix balk brace cut something short wither wilt give notice hold over attack subvert turn out to be countermand dismiss slow down mothball table cut dead take out marginalise take away put on a back burner remove gradually withdraw gradually replace gradually eliminate gradually stop using incapacitate ravage foil melt continue respite put over hold in abeyance be brought to an end put a brake on retract go by degenerate wither away dematerialize relent disable threaten upset deteriorate droop retrograde crumble bate bring to a premature end set aside declare invalid obviate declare take a recess disband relax break short stop cold stop in full flow trail off molder dilapidate moulder cease to be known come to naught go south be done for leave no trace pass into oblivion lay on the table hold off efface render null and void blot out declare null and void expunge get off the hook vitiate erase vaporize taper de-escalate taper off pall lower fall disestablish sell out harm bollix be exhausted be consumed flag take a rain check shun run low go downhill wear away go down go dead fly flee attenuate have an abortion take a rain check on put on the back burner overthrow forfeit divorce sacrifice jilt close the door on terminate the account close the books break down decelerate slack phase down dull coast drain away become weaker chill out unlax ratchet down cool dismantle contract fight intrude on muck up concentrate vaporise parch oppose split up loose wrack shoot disorganize unmake destruct scar become smaller become less grow smaller disfigure stain give out phase something out be depleted be used up withstand resist counter defy afflict taint disappoint trash injure resign from part from part with tackle resolve into render void eighty-six dust off forget about turn your back on break with write off confront refuse oppugn war glitch up bar reject repel put a damper on abjure forego combat buck get rid of by stages hobble staunch hesitate battle against falter waver escape desert dither stagger vacillate wabble teeter balance wobble scruple limp stumble whiffle strive against bail make a stand against bring to an end to cope with struggle against put up a fight against keep from withhold from prevent oneself from cease to indulge in go without swear off restrain oneself from prevent yourself from not give in to stop oneself from keep off be gone from be done with brush off depart from check out from bail from go away from drop out of clear out from bow out of walk out of walk out on disappear from run along from take off from move from abscond from exit from absent oneself from break off with cast off step aside from set out from shilly-shally put a sock in be abandoned blow the whistle on stand still hold at bay put a cork in stem the flow bring to standstill be broken off wiggle-waggle draw to a stand hang back

Verb

To collect, acquire or store an increasing number or quantity of
amass accumulate hoard collect store save gather cache stash reserve garner keep stow treasure stock squirrel away put aside put by put away salt away lay by stash away set aside store up heap up lay in stow away lay up lay away keep in reserve stock up put down scrape together rack up build up run up scare up round up tot up load up on draw together pick up stockpile assemble pile up squirrel deposit pile heap bank lay aside sock away stock up on accrue husband hide stack buy up glean mount up save up preserve hold acquire hive mound load scrounge retain stack up conserve hill scrimp scratch together put to one side put aside for rainy day scrape up put away for a rainy day withhold mass invest spare build up stocks hide away place put harvest cumulate hang on to pack reposit bring together put together put up scratch up pack away put aside for a rainy day save for rainy day put by for a rainy day stock up with buildup add speculate rake together rustle up house aggregate tot reap accrete get hold of keep on hand tuck away rake cull devote defer earmark let settle dedicate secure put in the bank get together keep a place for amound load up amass supplies of obtain a store of allocate economize muster bulk up plant make a heap of make a stack of make a pile of tuck archive economise mothball warehouse park maintain hutch bury gather in pack up add up pull in roll up get in supplies of tidy away put in storage tidy up put in store lock up put into storage lock away possess shelve conceal file repress stifle hold back keep hold of hold fast to retain possession of hold on to keep possession of keep for oneself hold in lay down hang onto hold onto set something by cling to retain in one's possession keep to yourself not part with secrete seal up keep safe lodge shut away keep back bottle regulate posit sustain jam bundle stuff lay cram consecrate entrust consign wedge clear shove ensconce commit keep out set by give up to put in pay in top off pack like sardines injure confine harm hospitalize disable cover ditch duck screen contain skimp hospitalise budget control put in the hole beat up use sparingly economize on be frugal with use economically be careful with manage thriftily keep intact save for a rainy day go easy on