Đồng nghĩa của cramp

Alternative for cramp

cramps, cramped, cramping

Đồng nghĩa: box in, confine, limit, pain, restrict, twinge,

Noun

A painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles
spasm twinge pang ache pain stitch crick contraction convulsion kink stiffness twitch tic clonus hyperkinesis shooting pain charley horse muscle contraction muscle spasm muscular spasm muscular contraction throb throe stab prick sting tingle hurt smart discomfort shoot smarting soreness wrench aching paroxysm irritation throbbing gnawing tenderness tweak sharp pain jerking throes tremor strain stinging tightening shiver suffering pinch pounding agony distress twist niggle gripe bite misery lancination stab of pain injury prickle wound malady dart anguish stabbing dull pain jerk rick flash blaze thrill backache stomachache headache jarring tremble shudder start malaise feeling sensation gyp flexing constricting tensing inquietude upset disquiet displeasure annoyance worry aches and pains fit seizure hippus clench myoclonus shaking attack contortion ictus pricking clamour algospasm epilepsy clamor muscular contractions excruciation painful feeling pain sensation hurting painful sensation tingling itch sorrow grief woe heartbreak sadness torture prickling affliction heartache itching tickle burn pins and needles pangs stabbing pain burning scathe sickness nausea gooseflesh tickling goosebumps struggle disorder turmoil goose pimples creeping sensation queasiness smartness burning sensation acute pain torment despair bitterness unhappiness qualm remorse angst sorriness dolor desolation despondency wretchedness dolefulness dejection heartsickness dolour anxiety depression heavy heart broken heart

Noun

Something that encumbers progress or movement
hindrance obstacle impediment obstruction block handicap encumbrance bar hurdle deterrent trammel inhibition fetter stop crimp drag manacle interference chain holdback baulk balk shackles embarrassment clog restriction let stricture circumscription confinement stumbling block barrier restraint limitation check curb snag drawback hitch constraint difficulty disadvantage hazard fly in the ointment catch spanner in the works burden brake problem complication impedance hiccup monkey wrench in the works shackle rein setback inconvenience blockage cumber control ball and chain hampering delay damper barricade millstone limit catch-22 discouragement monkey wrench retardation holdup condition hamper facer prevention stoppage albatross detriment glitch wall road block hang-up blocking arrest weakness interruption issue cumbrance defect blockade curtailment rub bridle straitjacket hardship baggage ceiling gridlock hangup lock prohibition checking disincentive pitfall shortcoming nuisance suppression uphill regulation repression flaw trouble fetters demarcation preventive bottleneck retardment determent circumvention embargo interdict fault roadblock clampdown joker load sticking point hold-up impairment bounds containment jam-up taboo qualification constrainment constriction dead weight excess baggage booby trap string reservation millstone around your neck bond bonds deadweight hobble yoke occlusion congestion bump injury opposition barring choking railing traverse fence dissuasion stumbling stone mountain jam checkmate tie disablement disorder weary load detention captivity mountain to climb psychological baggage millstone round someone's neck blank wall saddle debt duty guilt cross red tape defence defense leash preventative headache stint downside minus liability stone in one's path defensive measures thorn in one's side monkey on one's back bridling curbing sabotage intervention frustration shackling baulking cramping fettering holding back stifling smothering disbenefit injunction inadequacy modification definition circumspection maximum deficiency penalty foot dragging stopping halting thwarting quashing foiling cap lack negative failing debit incommodity strike disability privation affliction imperfection threshold afterdeal con balking sublimation ban hold moderation boycott weak point weak spot bound retardant disqualification putting an end to putting an stop to nipping in the bud extent restrainer border perimeter boundary downfall adversity wet blanket bondage pinions weight decrease rope manacles chains order abridgment instruction abridgement restraining order deprivation deterrence command reduction impasse misfortune upset blow blunder cutoff point margin confine cut-off point upper limit tops line line of demarcation defeat slip stipulation knock bummer mishap reversal inefficacy error rule one in the eye miscalculation body blow piece of bad luck mischance mistake kick in the teeth disappointment stroke of bad luck knock-back bit of trouble reversal of fortune bafflement whammy bitter pill provision proviso rider strings requirement limits contraction no-no fine print custody small difficulty halt forestalling disturbance preclusion safeguard hassle snafu obviation discontinuance bother avoidance disruption annoyance vexation aggravation interception inhibitor dilemma fuss trial concern forestallment deterence closure cutoff pain predicament precaution caution awkwardness unwieldiness unfitness exasperation distress untimeliness unsuitableness cumbersomeness troublesomeness uneasiness stew cross to bear protection rebuff unhandiness bothersomeness gotcha woe gimmick close shutdown anxiety layoff abeyance worry stress land mine security bind precautionary measure discomfort break tie-up obligation reverse remedy snarl-up intimidation warning grief ill snarl logjam preventive measure protective measure incommodiousness struggle cessation lapse clot problems suspension irritation bad news disquiet unease bug pickle agitation unpleasantness puzzler traffic jam puzzle scrape task strain down immobilization sit-down deduction walkout lockout downtime standstill elimination bone of contention commitment misery disgrace anticipation averting precluding slowing complaint wait buttress pale preemption albatross around one's neck evil prophylaxis deadlock exclusion detainment remonstrance expostulation persuasion bad flip side deterring factor handicapping tailback chill quandary immobilisation put down damp holding pattern depressant cloud proscription harness narrowing backup queue tribulation negative aspect gloom pall 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 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 joker in the pack restricted access palladium fail-safe protective shield responsibility charge grievance mental weight blame punishment unwanted responsibility accountability drawing board line of defense spoiling whole new ballgame neutralizer prophylactic irk irritant thorn bugbear peeve harassment botheration pest aggro ruffle arrestment finish discontinuation expiration end surcease closedown stay termination shutoff conclusion cease offset ending nuisance value failure countering irons handcuffs cuffs scotching derailment dashing crushing incommode hair shirt tiresomeness inopportuneness crippling hindering foundering collapse snookering baffling put out consequence bilboes tethers trammels ropes restraints 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 action of confining or state of being confined

Verb

To prohibit movement or expression of
hinder hamper impede inhibit obstruct handicap encumber trammel check fetter shackle stymie curb restrain restrict hobble block hamstring clog retard handcuff manacle thwart embarrass constrain limit slow confine bridle arrest tie circumscribe control regulate constrict moderate interfere with hold back hog-tie hold up short-circuit tie up impose limits on set limits on frustrate cumber baulk foil balk slow down bar delay cripple hang up stop prevent get in the way bork baffle throw a spanner in the works of straiten curtail throw a monkey wrench in the works of get in the way of stall interrupt cramp one's style interfere hold bind set back stand in the way of put a brake on repress halt derail disrupt deter entangle crimp hold down forestall inconvenience stifle prohibit oppose disadvantage scupper stonewall crab burden weigh down cork hold in chain withhold hem in bottle up suppress slow up tie down give a hard time incommode discommode suspend entrap contain sandbag terminate coop up shut in detain remit corner rein in keep back debar intermit brake bound bog down govern faze freeze leash saddle with choke be a hindrance to shelve drag one's feet put at a disadvantage put off place at a disadvantage close off shut off shut down cramp someone's style choke off throw a spanner in the works cut off tie someone down ruin straitjacket inc overload discontinue entrammel tie-up oppress bother charge impair catch debilitate ensnare enmesh net capture make difficult snag postpone bottleneck sideline prevent from making progress tie one's hands stunt muzzle neutralize put a crimp in retardate tether contravene neutralise resist counteract defer pause protract discomfit rattle dam discourage put out of commission give disadvantage take out prorogue disconcert bring to naught keep feeling inside oneself box up cover up enclose trap collar keep secret keep in check left out prolong put straitjacket on hold captive clip someone's wings throw monkey wrench in drag feet snooker foul up screw up box in shut out louse up bring to screeching halt stave off make late put back back off hold off on take down hold over throw a spoke in the wheel of defeat puzzle dissuade smother quash confound stump spoil mystify forbid scotch nonplus demarcate ward avert taboo bit reduce interdict outlaw enjoin flummox delimit cap affect disturb wrong dead-end pigeonhole upset put an end to keep in tamper influence confuse stay jam conflict trouble put on brakes put an stop to nip in the bud stem the flow of put paid to fix peg treat harshly sabotage put on hold throw a monkey wrench into put on back burner give the run around hold off put the kibosh on hang fire treat unfairly be unfair to put in an unfavourable position treat unfavourably do a disservice to tell against inflict a handicap on give a disadvantage to throttle obscure screen complicate set demark specify prescribe girdle delimitate define intern rein measure rule incarcerate tame imprison keep keep within limits place a limit on keep a tight rein on mark off keep within bounds keep the lid on hold in check draw the line on monkey with gaol ban lock in deny pull in concuss fence in jail deprive shotgun disallow close in necessitate immure lock up keep lid on put half nelson on cool off stem end cease avoid put a stop to ward off lessen staunch finish forgo intercept desist forbear refuse head off close still break off bring to a standstill bring to an end quit drop eschew counter divert renounce draw up diminish pull up abstain fetch up plug congest decrease evade let up seal stuff cut out knock off lay off leave off decelerate give up occlude fill keep from stop up stopper bung up clog up plug up confront can circumvent conclude cut short shun refrain bring up fend off immobilize repulse stanch pass immobilise abjure repel kick do without desist from bring to a stop give over pack in clot steer clear of abstain from swear off refrain from jack in put a damper on preclude fill up let bung gum up slacken challenge dampen fight break hesitate falter tackle defy fence deflect mire loiter block up close out abandon belay disadvise scare decline turn aside combat forfend wind up fight back block out withstand pick off take on pre-empt quiet break up stand still block off come to a standstill forego reject defend bring to a halt stop oneself escape buck turn off go without call a halt to leave alone subdue pack up adjourn pull the plug on talk out of come to an end sit out withhold from fight shy of resist the temptation to prevent oneself from struggle against not give in to call it a day stop oneself from give a wide berth to pass up strive against restrain oneself from fight off pour cold water on prevent yourself from keep off put up a fight against put on ice take the cure forbear from throw cold water on dissuade from overturn obturate proscribe dam up glut silt up gunge up clutter up scrub sidetrack brace idle down loaf bog dawdle flag poke estop barricade caulk eliminate blockade close up finish off forswear choke up pack jam up put the brakes on take out of play discountenance dispense with oppugn war bring to a close bring to a screeching halt not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of resolve forsake disfavour shake disfavor warn indispose deprecate frighten turn back bottle gag deactivate retain waive take the pledge be temperate not touch have nothing to do with go on the wagon avoid doing not do check oneself turn down battle against nullify circumnavigate stand make a stand against bring to an end to cope with forbid to sidestep skirt deflate squash recess keep hold of wreck depress mar obviate relinquish fast stay neutral fence-sit have done with starve sit on one's hands give the go by not take sides muffle squelch swallow omit defend against damp dissolve decline to restrain oneself restrain yourself sacrifice go easy not move stand off peter out refuse to pay put on the shelf temper conceal get back at push back reply beat off defend yourself retaliate put up a fight riposte save help rebuff choke back checkmate bulwark dodge guard mothball table prorogate chill cool seize parry put the stopper on stamp out put the lid on clamp down on crack down on do for put a lid on put over continue suspend proceedings respite hold in abeyance shut keep a lid on keep under control slacken pace bite back lag abate lay on the table call a halt take a breather take a rain check on mess up take a rain check take a break put on the back burner put in cold storage take a recess harsh take five take shield against duck safeguard against secure against stand up for defend oneself against keep at bay cover fend guard against protect against keep at arm's length skirt round enfetter gyve pinion enchain qualify procrastinate embog reef rule out commandeer expropriate grab snatch cuff chain up clap secure put a spoke in someone's wheel play for time attack ambush act like a wet blanket cut back back-water hit the brakes lose speed put the brakes on lose steam let down flaps cut down wind down keep waiting anchor it put in irons put in chains clap in irons tie someone's hands appropriate interlope waylay shortstop accost interpose hijack buttonhole pounce on swoop down on cut in take away lock out protest contest dispute make off with reluct battle countervail head off at pass kick the habit quit cold cease to indulge in lay off of kick over call it quits fight against object to set one's face against be hostile to rebel against contend with dig in one's heels baulk at be in defiance of go against take issue with refuse to accept be in opposition to dissent with face down lock horns with take up arms against stand up to kick against be anti take a stand against speak out against elapse lapse determine expire go die waver teeter dither balance stagger vacillate wobble scruple wabble limp stumble whiffle wink out come to a stop come to a halt be suspended close down put a sock in be over be broken off shilly-shally draw to a close be abandoned wiggle-waggle come to a close blow the whistle on draw to a stand hang back hold at bay put a cork in stem the flow bring to standstill come to rest

Verb

To cause to fail
thwart frustrate hinder foil check stop impede block prevent obstruct hamper curb stymie restrain baulk forestall defeat baffle scotch balk derail circumvent scupper oppose trammel ruin beat spoil dash counter discomfit smash snooker disappoint crimp checkmate confuse upset outwit cross crab nobble bilk traverse root snafu skin hold up put a stop to put paid to stand in the way of do for foul up put the kibosh on louse up put the stopper on put the mockers on take down upset the apple cart give the slip upset one's apple cart cook someone's goose play off put a spoke in someone's wheel take wind out of spike someone's guns queer someone's pitch bar nullify inhibit halt counteract cripple stump hamstring quash prohibit fetter stifle stall hobble neutralize head off negate restrict retard ditch juke disrupt cancel arrest neutralise annul disconcert screw up hang up nip in the bud cramp one's style throw monkey wrench in offset buck throw a curve elude queer faze mess up skip promote dodge shake duck rattle buffalo bollix shake off shuffle off give the run-around run rings around run circles around get out of crush halt in its tracks suppress handicap constrain confront escape evade bypass stave off circumnavigate overturn crool banjax throw a spanner in the works overcome lick obviate forbid preclude conquer defend against deflect interfere with steer clear of sidestep interdict hold back skirt limit ward off repress throw a monkey wrench in the works put a brake on put the lid on crash keep lid on wreck shut out avert hold off stonewall avoid unsettle get in the way of slow down dash one's hope upset the applecart give the run around render null and void fend off intercept put an end to destroy confound undo dish deter forfend pre-empt debar turn aside scuttle shatter repel divert parry torpedo anticipate chill interrupt rule out devastate defy extinguish resist clobber withstand blight dampen sink shun preempt repulse help sabotage eschew second-guess save be beyond cease keep bring to an end get ahead of get in before shirk provide against steal a march on put a damper on ward cool get around beat someone to it throw cold water on beat someone to the punch beat someone to the draw pour cold water on keep off keep at bay plug countermove worst finish something finish off throw estop end act against quell demolish interfere make an end of bring to a close attack spike hit blow encumber surpass challenge miss contravene invalidate squash kill stay forefend triumph corner gain vanquish stave cork dam exceed desist discontinue bring an end to damp blank counterplot bury damage let be the end of commandeer cheat injure blast mar disadvise scare put the damper on beggar get the better of keep from happening poison be early turn off talk out of act like a wet blanket beat somebody to it be one step ahead of pick off act in advance of prepare for cut off head off at pass cloud cause setback beat down put end to take wind out of sails nix euchre wreak havoc with cruel wreak havoc on defend guard bulwark fence burst one's bubble shortcut discourage screen blow a hole in bring to naught outflank cover fend outmanoeuvre shield against fight off guard against safeguard against secure against stand up for protect against defend oneself against keep at arm's length skirt round outmaneuver preoccupy forecast delay monopolize project expect foresee envision predict find a way round monopolise get round end-run find a way around get past go around flee lose scape outrun body-swerve stay shy of throw off the scent be beyond someone fly weasel out of run around get away from shy escape from slip away from give the slip to run away from shuffle out of double get away finesse give somebody the slip run from give the runaround slip through the net shuck slip through someone's fingers

Verb

To be detrimental to
cripple spoil impair ruin damage hamstring vitiate crush hamper impede enfeeble harm hurt mar paralyze paralyse sabotage scotch scupper weaken bankrupt blemish bloody compromise flaw restrict endamage injure limit stifle cross up rain on someone's parade undermine wreck destroy quash overturn defeat subvert shatter topple upset annihilate squelch smash devastate neutralize mess up eradicate obliterate thwart put at risk hinder blow foil frustrate put an end to cancel out obstruct botch render ineffective make a mess of play havoc with foul up neutralise wrack decimate offset raze queer abolish skin stymie outmanoeuvre outfox undo abate craze crimp overreach have do for impoverish break louse up outsmart demolish outmaneuver muck up overthrow unbuild balls up put the kibosh on work against blow a hole in make waves screw up bring down bring to naught throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of deface disfigure crab tarnish blight taint blot wound mangle maim debase ravage bruise mutilate stain sully trash total defile rough up disfeature scathe vandalize abuse diminish deteriorate debilitate disrupt enervate wrench disable vandalise devalue discolour discolor incapacitate dismantle corrupt corrode invalidate dirty batter scorch crool gut crack smash up desecrate pollute distort shake up tweak ding scratch dent knock wreak havoc on prejudice despoil make useless be a blot on the landscape put a damper on molest traumatize deform degrade annoy traumatise befoul soil besmirch bend detract warp reduce blotch pervert speckle lessen decrease worsen blunt twist water down touch scar destabilize threaten jeopardize disqualify unfit cheapen devaluate sack pillage disgrace squash desolate waste depredate spoliate plunder afflict devitalize depress lose strength take apart torpedo shock blast inconvenience sap wither interfere with take out jeopardise destabilise detract from be detrimental to cause detriment to do harm to put out of commission throw a monkey wrench into put out of action smirch lacerate maltreat tear gnaw wrong infect split rust rot burn disintegrate bleach fade stab contaminate bang up wear away cause injury tamper with do damage to play merry hell with drive a nail into the coffin of

Verb

To become or make less wide
narrow constrict contract diminish taper choke compact compress condense reduce restrict shrink strangle circumscribe clench collapse confine constringe decrease focus limit pinch restrain straiten strangulate tauten tense tighten astringe tuck get smaller make narrower make smaller become narrower become smaller draw in get narrower get thinner narrow down draw together squeeze telescope capsule capsulize concentrate constrain control crush squash press wedge cram flatten pack tamp stuff jam wad coarctate crowd scrunch squidge coarct shrivel syncopate boil down bind make brief ram densify densen pack together consolidate coagulate dehydrate wrap force into space force push thrust mash pound stick fill press down trample roll sandwich squish shoehorn ball pulverize jam-pack load solidify shove heap brim grasp harden set pulverise tamp down pulp grip round grind nip agglomerate level hammer charge clamp mangle pile stiffen overfill firm tap tread shorten fill to overflowing tweak mill macerate clutch stamp drive plunge smash pack down curtail bang catch scrimp depress clasp brace triturate close grab become tighter beat screw clog thumb smush hold pack in pack it in cling to clinch stamp on push down weigh on trample down hold down weigh upon fill up bear down on concertina sink flex congest crumple dig squelch overcrowd press together pack into mass make tighter roll over bulldoze drive over demolish insert integrate combine crash lower drum mold form mould stamp flat drive into put place sardine pack closely stive firm up ram down cram down downbear smoosh express pack tightly bung up ram in thrust in drive in cram full top off splat plaster move downward exert pressure on seize tramp wear tread on hold tightly lay hands on trample on double up steamroller pack 'em in hang on to fasten one's hand on grapple stow twinge snag fix fasten iron out even out smooth off pad line secure purse overstuff upholster pucker dwindle wring clog up load with choke up wither strengthen squinch enclasp pinion pin lessen deflate wane decline subside recede abate ebb knead become narrow become pinched fill to the brim crumble crunch comminute pestle evaporate weaken waste hitch moor anchor tack move bray screw up become tight powder attach bolt clip pin down mull atomize splinter shatter disintegrate grow smaller hold tight bear heavily force down bear down lean on make fast levigate powderize fall off fall away take in lose ground grow less kibble break bruise contuse contriturate total break up

Verb

To reduce in extent or quantity
curtail dock shorten reduce cut cut back decrease diminish lessen retrench truncate shrink abbreviate abridge chop curb cut down cut short elide limit lop pare down restrict syncopate trim clip contract control crop downsize halt inhibit minify restrain slash slim down tighten up break off rein in boil down hold back rein back roll back get to meat put a limit on put a restriction on put in nutshell put the brakes on lower prune abate minimize ease pare condense minimise moderate drop dwindle de-escalate downscale lighten weaken quell summarize abstract snip synopsize taper precis attenuate depreciate depress temper compress epitomize summarise scale down deplete ebb decrement mitigate wind down digest dent check epitomise edit mark down alleviate tone down make cutbacks in knock down put in a nutshell tail off cut off encapsulate wane soften bring down decline shear narrow remove telescope devaluate précis shave blue pencil blunt sink erode abort subside cut back on dilute impair peter out whittle down axe constrict detach drop off ax modify make less dial down take the edge off lop off ease off step down deaden terminate stop salami-slice degrade dampen allay end dull slacken relax assuage wear away wear down tighten bob shrivel top pollard eliminate let up fall off capsulize capsule mow taper off chop off stop short hack off take off whittle away phase down make reductions in slump fade settle waste dry up slow down sever outline cheapen wither palliate evaporate discount discontinue summate make smaller leave unfinished run low die down narrow down suspend damp finish sum economize downgrade economise nip poll inventory couch cushion stifle mollify devalue sum up mute make shorter undervalue detruncate subdue hew excise take down trim back trim down round down amputate recede skive run down deflate deduct freeze take the bite out take the sting out turn down write down constringe damp down scrimp write off ratchet down cut shorter become smaller stop dead call a halt phase out grow smaller fall away bring to an end put a stop to grow less drain quiet decay droop degenerate rebate ration concentrate minimalize mark off muffle tame hack scale something down undermine sap sketch soothe calm down deteriorate crumble lose edge slack off tail away consolidate conflate slice disempower shelve adjust remit get shorter excerpt take up fall saw relent recap expurgate bowdlerize commute plummet plunge cut down on make fewer recapitulate give an abstract of give a summary of turn up take out cut out break retrench on reprise brief give a precis of give a digest of give a synopsis of give an outline of do away with get rid of bowdlerise decapitate skim cut something short put down reduce greatly shape neaten demote get to the meat make weaker cut to the bone peter die out become less die away slacken off keep down keep to a minimum keep at a minimum tidy up even up ream reduce punishment make a long story short swing shift play stress accent cut in price lower in price delete confine omit cream cause to fall ease up on bring to a premature end undersell lower the price of make cheaper put on sale make a résumé of wrap up make a outline of rationalize offer at a giveaway price reduce the price of subtract render worthless shave off file off scrape off bring to an untimely end rationalise disgrade demerit drive down separate budget cut tune down roll down scale back trim away collapse compact squeeze smother suppress cleave relieve still take in lose ground get smaller tranquilize barber calm cool abscise dissever dismember remove surgically disconnect part placate fleece tranquillize tonsure disengage shear off hew off saw off slice off put the lid on make less intense put a damper on put damper on soft-pedal interrupt cut away quit cut into a bob postpone stop cold break short stop in full flow extenuate amortise cast down qualify amortize

Verb

To cause sudden intense pain in the bowels
gripe annoy bother irritate vex aggravate bug chafe eat exasperate frost gall get grate irk itch nark nettle peeve persecute pique rasp rile ruffle spite ache hurt pain press burn up compress hack off pinch put out squeeze disturb provoke anger needle miff displease upset rankle get to infuriate rub up the wrong way ride harass gravel wind up incense tick off drive up the wall hassle get across give someone the hump madden offend rark hump pester goad get on your nerves exacerbate worry roil trouble enrage inflame bum out hack you off fret plague antagonize make someone see red rub the wrong way antagonise drive mad tease give a hard time affront disgruntle nag outrage abrade frustrate burn make angry drive to distraction drive crazy tee off agitate torment get on one's nerves harry bedevil rattle distress make cross rankle with grate on drive round the twist drive round the bend get one's goat give someone the pip hound badger perturb molest discompose discountenance disgust discomfit niggle dog pick on wear on get on your wick get in your hair make waves get your back up get under one's skin rub you up the wrong way put your back up get under skin get your goat afflict affect bait disconcert fluster disquiet beset devil injure insult embarrass ire enflame mad mither inconvenience heavy wound dissatisfy intimidate discommode pursue sting bully browbeat steam up try T-off excite give someone grief bum get at hack work up get on nerves stick in one's craw try your patience jar on be at eat away at raise someone's hackles get on somebody's nerves set one's teeth on edge be on your back put someone's nose out of joint get under your skin drive bananas distract jar rouse embitter chide confound cheese off brown off steam send into a rage incommode fray tatter erode ruffle one's feathers impose upon harm put your nose out of joint try the patience of acerbate scour wear down thwart foil confuse unsettle eat at try one's patience rub one the wrong way rile up sour mortify unnerve set your teeth on edge rasp one's nerves jar upon grate upon wear upon distemper gnaw begrudge crab grudge put on the spot huff stew snit pet tiff flurry exercise wear out rage wear away wig victimize drive you up the wall wind somebody up get your dander up raise your hackles get your hackles up awake absorb quicken grab ignite goose attract interest motivate prick get on someone get on someone's wick make someone's hackles rise make someone's blood boil get under someone's skin get someone be on the back of try someone's patience ruffle someone's feathers get someone's goat get up someone's nose get someone's back up get on someone's nerves faze stir terrorize upset the apple cart hang up cramp style louse up get even put off throw give the business get a rise out of egg on wear to shreds scrape away bite into shake up discombobulate make nervous get across someone throw off balance expel crucify aggrieve dragoon victimise wrong beat hunt hector exile terrorise gnaw away at stump frill disrupt flummox wear furbelow cow bluster floor fuddle put someone off their stroke get the knife into make things hot for someone make it hot for someone stick the knife into single out be on one's case cause someone to lose their composure rattle one's cage throw into a tizz put into a flap throw into tizzy depress fuss chagrin bite give a bad time turn off be a pain in the neck get in one's hair mix up be a thorn in someone's side grieve chivvy perplex taunt chivy scare nudge tantalize interrupt bore hinder impede cross tantalise intrude upon impose on bend someone's ear breathe down someone's neck carp at make one's hackles rise get on someone's case oppress torture burden harrow agonize beleaguer stress agonise rack dismay haunt strain ail concern sadden besiege curse alarm anguish discomfort gnaw at heckle weigh down excruciate unhinge dishearten tax cause suffering to frighten shake frazzle smite disoblige rag stir up blight discourage ridicule nonplus demoralize puzzle importune bewilder deject lie heavy on keep after dispirit chaff sicken keep on at go on at demoralise daunt cut to the quick crush haze rib assail cast down psych mock make uneasy derail spook hagride traumatize make anxious nauseate abash freak out shock weird out dun nag at get in someone's hair traumatise weigh heavily on panic repel put down alarum break undo attack cause trouble to wring criticize dampen work on gibe horrify hang over addle be a nuisance to throw off weary make miserable bamboozle prey on fire up dumbfound criticise cause anxiety to make uncomfortable chill confront razz appal josh appall banter dump on slight pother devastate guy overwhelm martyr desolate repulse revolt baffle henpeck craze harp on at mystify make wretched cause anguish to disappoint obsess tire muddle interfere dash debilitate preoccupy abase dis quiz put a damper on befuddle cause discomfort to make unhappy possess weigh on daze be a great weight on be a burden to slap weigh face make your blood boil get someone's dander up make fun of poke fun at take the piss out of beat down take aback make sport of put in a spot hit where one lives put someone's back up weigh heavily on someone's mind put to trouble roast stress out despair startle fear test prod grip derange pressurize sweat deride tear buffet flip damage indispose lead on sap scold curdle joke jive visit bring down domineer flip out pressurise kid cavil scorn disaffect fun jeer berate meddle push move scandalize stretch mistreat cause anxiety fester twit rally bemuse pick at scar impose peck at press down on break one's heart punish rag on stupefy revile lower disparage psych out sound cause concern to unman bleed drain intrude enervate infest terrify mess with reproach disrespect diss sledge get someone down be a burden on give offence to hurt someone's feelings scoff at buffalo fox disorient maze lean on jeer at upbraid scandalise shatter surprise weigh heavily on one's mind prey on someone's mind spoof take the mickey out of get down slam jibe at give trouble befog do someone's head in reluct be a thorn in someone's flesh get someone's hackles up dull mess with someone's head rattle someone's cage make it tough pose muddy ask for it disorientate stun make despondent make self-conscious make discontented niggle at make a monkey of swipe at hurt one's feelings make punchy go to one's head knock for six inflict anguish on intoxicate be repugnant to do in blow one's mind cause agony to inebriate ball up pull somebody's leg umbrage make blood boil get up somebody's nose get on the wrong side of fool around bedog excoriate belabour cause disquiet to chevy insist remind carp hurry heat grizzle bustle cause to panic tangle kid around drive nuts tear away at macerate noodge despoil foray bullyrag insist on give someone hell nit-pick strap buttonhole breath down someone's neck cut put somebody's back up belabor bombard get up your nose push one's buttons put on edge be in someone's way drive insane bone sear push button heat up jerk around grind mess exhaust discontent spur irritate greatly get someone's wick roust cut up push buttons be prey to get on the nerves of overcharge empurple arouse anxiety in cause resentment to cause annoyance to be a pest to misplease wing zing cool cap incite amaze arouse astound complicate entangle hamper barrack boo lie heavily on beleague find fault with aggress get in the hair of grill put to some trouble accost encroach obtrude do a number on make it tough for tear to pieces hurt the feelings of be on someone's back turn incapacitate start stroke someone's hair the wrong way eat up resent take over push someon's buttons put through wringer interfere with shout down find fault send into a spin be hurtful to mourn cause anguish cause suffering cause offense lambaste cause sorrow recur cause inconvenience to be the victim of get on someone's back grind at shame prey on your mind question tweak run up the wrong way examine get in the way put the squeeze on consternate key up turn on lay up lead someone a merry dance play cat and mouse rub salt in wound humiliate jump on one's case give one the business hiss astonish dizzy barge in on intrude on play dirty sneer lie heavy on someone's mind weigh heavy on someone's mind come back to stay with be a weight on one's mind be ever present put pressure on be bothered fall upon fall on be disagreeable to push the buttons of rock the boat make a scene bring pressure to bear on make demands on make severe demands on put a strain on tire out start in on put someone out create difficulties for take control of deter be in someone's hair unstring put off his or her stride worst make someone laugh on the other side of their face make someone laugh out of the other side of their mouth set someone back on their heels take the wind out of someone's sails give the needle inflict trauma deeply upset gibe at sneer at prey on one's mind be a weight on someone's mind work into lather set one off set on take a rise out of make fed up horn in on overawe put envenom break in hurt somebody's feelings disdain scout flout jab twitter dig lout thumb nose at scratch around yap at dampen spirits bring one down throw a curve knock props out disadvantage catch somebody off balance catch somebody unawares sweat out make downhearted search high heaven dispraise abuse slander demean shout at knock the wind out of make blue drag down break the heart of put into a funk lose patience dish out dish it out give it to stick it to be on one's back butt in on poison alienate harsh one's mellow drive you crazy have had enough become bored exhaust someone's patience grate at dampen someone's hopes awe droop cause to lose heart repress prostrate deprecate inflict cause pain to lampoon hurt deeply ill-treat butt in shout catcalls at make game of chasten dishonour discredit suppress subjugate subdue stifle drive you out of your mind drive you off your head drive you to distraction make your hackles rise make somebody's blood boil drive you round the twist make you see red drive somebody up the wall make livid drive out of mind drive you round the bend give a zinger give the cold shoulder make awkward make ashamed show up own make someone's stomach rise make someone's gorge rise wreck wreak befall cause someone difficulty discommodate dishonor put out of countenance let down throw into a tizzy put in a hole catch one short devitalize smother diminish weaken squelch be a problem to put someone to trouble catch disillusion be a burden be a nuisance give someone bother override tyrannize humble deaden defeat extinguish overpower curb overcome quell strike take jaundice empoison make resentful make bitter dominate tyrannise enslave bear down on damp down overstretch overtax pressure tense avenge make someone go out of his way worsen cast a pall over drag darken damp descend upon descend on force upon bring down on wilder tyrannize over be autocratic fog flabbergast knock the stuffing out of harsh someone's mellow turn one off give someone the blues make someone fed up make desolate make your heart bleed pour cold water on cast a gloom upon bring tears to someone's eyes run down make gloomy bear down make someone's heart bleed make sad reduce to tears knock sideways bring tears to your eyes keep under dampen someone's spirits dash someone's hopes break someone's spirit throw cold water on break someone's heart live off exploit blackmail plunder take advantage of depredate consume kill raid load extort feed on fleece seize live on devour snow obfuscate acidulate estrange make rancorous bitter venom crunch overextend cause to be at a stand stagger make someone scratch their head set thinking mess with one's head make someone's head spin bring up short be all Greek to set someone thinking stymie fool satirize overdo threaten gross out squick make ill hoodwink trick dupe hoax beguile deceive delude cause to feel emotional strain cause to feel mental strain make tense tense up put in traction push to the limit put on trial chiack abominate cause to feel nauseous make someone want to throw up turn one's stomach be distasteful to pall disenchant make shudder cause aversion make one sick surfeit cloy on offend morals of be repulsive to be repulsive fill with loathing turn your stomach slang disagree jest jape con quip wisecrack yuck yuk jolly gag gull cozen shuck smoke rot adventure risk venture peril jeopard jeopardize imperil compromise endanger hazard make unwell snap satirise laugh at go against the grain be injurious to be sickening be disturbing be distasteful have an adverse effect on be injurious strike down be unsuitable cause illness to cause problems take in flimflam mislead yank somebody's chain send up make jokes about goof on scare hell out of utter threats to bad-eye portend jeopardise gamble with whip around impend push around menace put heat on loom issue threats to be sarcastic about poke mullock at sling off at put on lead somebody on pull someone's leg poke borak at flirt with have on flout at mess around

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To disturb mentally or emotionally
upset distress disturb bother dismay trouble agitate disquiet perturb worry alarm discompose disconcert unsettle fluster ruffle unnerve grieve discountenance displease hassle anger frighten hurt inconvenience offend shake throw annoy bug discomfort fret harass irk irritate pester plague torment vex ail disappoint peeve rattle afflict concern derail discombobulate faze frazzle fuss indispose miff nark psych spook unhinge wound alarum bewilder confound craze debilitate distemper distract flip floor flurry hagride incapacitate pother sadden sicken turn undo egg on fire up flip out freak out get at get to pick on stir up tick off wind up bum out get across get someone hack off key up lay up make waves turn on weird out give someone grief make a scene rock the boat throw off balance give a hard time hurt somebody's feelings get on someone's wick provoke exasperate gall aggravate rile nettle pique needle perplex pain confuse discomfit chafe put out exercise shock depress get mortify persecute infuriate frustrate outrage burn up rankle embarrass ride gravel grate affront oppress rasp dishearten discourage daunt incense rub up the wrong way abash madden disgust disgruntle nonplus aggrieve harry demoralize try spite crush eat put off scare dispirit nag shake up frost chagrin give someone the hump enrage burden demoralise bedevil horrify gripe insult sting puzzle inflame agonize take aback itch startle exacerbate beset roil antagonize drive up the wall appall tease harrow appal make uneasy goad agonise torture devastate hump stress hack you off badger antagonise get on your nerves gnaw at deject traumatize make anxious muddle injure nauseate discommode stun panic repel knock for six weigh down excite cast down surprise dumbfound rark intimidate traumatise cut to the quick affect turn off put someone off their stroke terrify work up knock sideways strain revolt derange disoblige flummox molest rankle with disorder niggle overwhelm chill cow rub the wrong way hound addle baffle dissatisfy make someone see red incommode haunt drive mad psych out grate on desolate cause suffering to disrupt rack terrorize repulse move unman amaze drive crazy astound tee off mix up mystify make nervous fuddle affright beleaguer make miserable petrify daze overcome slight humiliate terrorise gnaw get your goat jolt drive to distraction rouse stir browbeat awe sap get in someone's hair shatter jar put down knock the stuffing out of gross out pursue astonish get on someone's nerves stagger disorient drive round the bend stupefy mither get in your hair befuddle throw off disarrange set someone back on their heels muddy tax make uncomfortable eat at foul up lie heavy on embitter cause offense deter make unhappy shame put into a flap throw into a tizz put your back up bowl over get your back up make angry subdue curse get under one's skin get on your wick get one's goat anguish excruciate ire enflame mad dash scandalize buffalo stew get on one's nerves disorganize be on your back dampen raise someone's hackles get someone's back up be repugnant to ruffle someone's feathers make someone's hackles rise disillusion weary break steam up abrade sour make wretched enervate abase cause anguish to bamboozle consternate be offensive give offence to jumble taunt mess up disenchant scandalise bring down put out of countenance hector make sad scarify fright T-off bustle overpower let down cause someone to lose their composure eat away at get under your skin reluct burn dog put the wind up hang up drive round the twist put someone's nose out of joint put someone's back up make someone scratch their head unbalance besiege make someone's blood boil incite pressurize fear scare to death get under someone's skin get up someone's nose scare the bejesus out of get someone's dander up martyr put on the spot tantalize sear tantalise sweat crucify tire press arouse strike interrupt weaken chivvy get across someone rock disaffect pressurise interfere disrespect diss complicate dis bully bait grind snafu cause anxiety to paralyse jar on flabbergast bemuse get down hurt someone's feelings beat rattle one's cage make cross electrify paralyze fox nag at put someone off their stride turn one off thwart beat down make your heart bleed send into a rage give a bad time cause discomfort to get your dander up drive bananas hang over disorientate get under skin put a damper on muck up give a turn make despondent make gloomy give someone a turn scare stiff weigh heavily on do someone's head in prey on someone's mind give someone the blues make sick hurry get someone down give someone the pip dump on do in cause to be at a stand break someone's heart hit where one lives try someone's patience abuse throw cold water on put in a spot rattle someone's cage pour cold water on scare the living daylights out of turn your stomach test pressure damage fidget make fretful despair disgrace zing hinder heavy alienate cavil drain quicken nudge scar chivy down stimulate preoccupy harm foul bore bite stretch dizzy catch off balance undermine push buttons intrude devil impose on cut prick demean lower enfeeble cause trouble to obsess touch meddle devitalize impede make your blood boil break the heart of stump cause anxiety prostrate reduce to tears slap galvanize dull criticize be at snub squelch possess jangle dampen spirits acerbate breathe down someone's neck maze dumfound make blue drag down be disagreeable to stop someone in their tracks estrange tangle chasten get in one's hair whelm overmaster swamp break one's heart bring one down throw into disorder humble louse up cause concern to raise your hackles thunderstrike discredit galvanise befog own be a great weight on damp screw up try one's patience snarl be a pain in the neck weigh on dishonour make self-conscious be a thorn in someone's side get up your nose try your patience wear on put into a funk cast a gloom upon criticise get your hackles up dishonor be a burden to numb be a nuisance to pose be offensive to keep on at get someone's goat go on at cheese off rub you up the wrong way bring tears to your eyes greatly upset get on somebody's nerves knock over throw into a tizzy put the wind up someone be distasteful to cause offence to stick in one's craw give trouble set one's teeth on edge fog throw a curve mess with someone's head bulldoze make it tough obfuscate snarl up keep after try the patience of make shudder be repulsive to fill with fear hurt one's feelings be on the back of be a thorn in someone's flesh get someone's hackles up get a rise out of deflate blow away snow under scare someone out of their wits make someone want to throw up make someone fed up strike dumb put somebody's nose out of joint turn one's stomach make discontented throw into a panic go to one's head make your hair stand on end strike terror into put the fear of God into make one sick get on nerves blow one's mind scare the pants off dash someone's hopes break someone's spirit put to trouble bring low take someone's breath away throw into a blue funk make someone's gorge rise fill with loathing wrong muddle up outface stare down outstare put off balance heat stand up to unquiet frenzy make restless cause disquiet to put on edge tear apart flutter stress out mistake hustle fester discontent ferment deplore occupy ventilate examine misplease wing curdle cool sound cap be rude to importune psych someone out destabilize furbelow bluster frill wear bruise excoriate nit-pick strap push unstring tear dun be hurtful to bleed mourn cause anguish cause suffering lambaste cause sorrow exhaust send into a spin henpeck bum hack steam drive nuts dement displace rummage disarray make flip work someone up bug up cause resentment to cause annoyance to push the buttons of thrill roust destabilise push one's buttons play dirty balk sweat out throw into tizzy cut up dislocate cast a gloom on motivate absorb grab attract awake goose ignite interest pierce work on push button heat up knock props out foil baulk take by surprise put someone off arouse anxiety in throw into confusion thumb nose at lie heavy on someone's mind weigh heavy on someone's mind get in the way cause to panic mistreat heckle accost encroach obtrude chide ruffle one's feathers mess infest ask for it weigh heavily on one's mind get someone's wick impose upon knock for a loop arouse hostility in do a number on make it tough for grill grind down put to some trouble overcharge occupy someone's thoughts disengage uncouple unfasten separate unhitch disconnect detach start throw into uproar wind somebody up drive you up the wall stroke someone's hair the wrong way prey on press down on resent set someone's teeth on edge snit pet tiff huff weigh heavily on someone's mind niggle at grind at fill with consternation wring mess with push someon's buttons disaccord disharmonize discord begrudge crab grudge eat up give the business alien put upset apple cart worst inflict trauma deeply upset chill off frighten to death frighten the living daylights out of be suppress subjugate stifle rile up make one's heart bleed bring tears to one's eyes dampen someone's spirit make awkward make ashamed show up carp hit hard be on one's case disarm tire out wear out confront dispraise slander catch somebody off balance catch somebody unawares spring something on throw a curveball rub one the wrong way cause to lose your bearings find fault with envenom make turbid suffer be unwell weigh be a burden on knock the stuffing out of someone cross put someone out get even cramp style quibble smother diminish give a zinger give the cold shoulder wilder dash hopes surprize break in put off his or her stride make someone laugh on the other side of their face make someone laugh out of the other side of their mouth take the wind out of someone's sails nitpick disadvantage make demands on make severe demands on put a strain on make fed up make your gorge rise make someone feel nauseous pull the rug from under tear to pieces work into lather set one off dish out dish it out set on give it to stick it to take a rise out of make blood boil upset the apple cart slur be indisposed be crook flap poison drive insane dash the hopes of have had enough become bored exhaust someone's patience grate at lose patience muss snow intrude upon disempower uncalm pull the rug out from under take over drive you crazy hurt the feelings of deaden defeat extinguish curb quell catch one short bend someone's ear muck put out of action hit like a ton of bricks hit bring around set thinking make punchy intoxicate bring up short inebriate stymie be ill be weak be sick feel pain be agitated scare silly make jump carp at umbrage shatter the illusions of burst one's bubble dampen the spirits of blow out unzip send up make a monkey of disparage unglue put in a hole take steam out cripple blow up take apart make one's hackles rise take pains hit a sour note get on someone's case clutter mess with one's head make someone's head spin be all Greek to set someone thinking ball up knock out be in a tizzy be worried squick drive you to distraction make livid cause someone difficulty discommodate labour over take control of threaten menace set back be in a flap be wrong with be in pain feel unwell impress send over the edge raise someone's eyebrows bear down on damp down be in a stew get worked up get in a stew smite make someone's hair stand on end make your hackles rise drive you round the twist drive you round the bend shake out of your complacency hit like ton of bricks take the wind out of your sails completely surprise make someone's blood run cold make a big thing out of make a big thing of be disagreeable be an affront to give offence tread on someone's toes disunify abominate cause to feel nauseous disunite pall divide cause aversion surfeit make someone's stomach rise cloy on offend morals of wean be repulsive be the matter with be a problem to put someone to trouble botch bungle make a meal of make a mountain out of a molehill overstretch overtax tense blight make a thing of drive you off your head make you see red lean on grip dazzle spellbind give someone bother put pressure on be in someone's hair bring pressure to bear on crawl knock the wind out of drive you out of your mind make somebody's blood boil drive out of mind cast a pall over visit take turn someone off be displeasing to victimize tyrannize buffet throw into panic harsh one's mellow jaundice empoison make resentful make bitter make someone feel sick drive somebody up the wall make emotional drive scare witless disburb stiff mau-mau strong-arm coerce drag darken turn stomach make your flesh creep give you the creeps make flesh crawl make someone go out of his way freeze your blood run down crunch overextend tyrannise make things hot for someone inspire panic in strike terror in frighten out of your wits dragoon bludgeon fill with terror make it hot for someone victimise put the frighteners on worsen wreck steamroller destroy kill run circles around hit for six downgrade leave speechless sweep someone off their feet render speechless subordinate turn someone's stomach give someone goose pimples give one the creeps chill to the bone get the wind up throw into a fright scare off make your blood run cold make someone jump out of their skin make blood run cold make one's flesh creep chill someone to the marrow make teeth chatter scare someone half to death give someone the heebie-jeebies scare away curdle the blood invigorate inspire whip up cause to feel emotional strain overdo cause to feel mental strain make tense tense up put in traction push to the limit put on trial make desolate keep under acidulate make rancorous bitter venom make a mess of spur energize pump up degrade harsh someone's mellow debase bring tears to someone's eyes bear down make someone's heart bleed dampen someone's spirits entangle sink juice up enliven inspirit foment energise envigorate trigger animate enthuse liven up activize work jazz up titillate make ill belittle reduce disagree embroil cheapen silence make a fool of pop one's balloon take down bemean make someone eat humble pie pull down make someone eat crow bring down a peg cause to lose face squash cut down to size put to shame take down a peg settle someone's hash tear down make one feel small put one away put someone in their place put away smirch take down a peg or two shoot down make eat dirt force to eat humble pie demote make unwell ravel complexify complex sophisticate be sickening be unsuitable