Đồng nghĩa của cut down

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To kill or take the life of
assassinate clear fell strike down dispatch kill lop massacre slaughter slay murder butcher eliminate execute destroy put to death exterminate liquidate mow down annihilate wipe out terminate do in bump off take out waste smoke blow away ice off whack top stiff knock off do away with eradicate finish off croak do to death shoot down decimate rub out cut to pieces erase polish off take the life of end the life of scrag dispose of neutralize snuff put away neutralise get extirpate make away with cause the death of do for put down put to the sword put to sleep snuff out zap carry off finish put an end to give someone the works terminate with extreme prejudice get rid of send to the gas chambers obliterate down hit claim take someone's life silence abolish mutilate cancel kill off blackball nix guillotine blot out lynch take immolate wax end put end to rub someone out grease knock someone off deep-six wipe off the face of the earth gun down expunge sweep away blow someone's brains out stamp out efface ethnically cleanse extinguish send to kingdom come clean up root out black out remove mass murder depopulate vaporise purge vaporize wipe from the face of the earth hang suffocate garrotte smite sacrifice crucify asphyxiate strangle garrote mangle stick defeat torture overwhelm maim beat vanquish shoot chill dust stretch out dust off take care of cool put paid to nuke ruin delete devastate behead decapitate electrocute euthanize nullify annul put somebody out of their misery put out of its misery stab neck wipe blast cause to die wreck pulverize wrack cream smash desolate shatter raze total demolish quell quash murk do knife smother garotte kill in cold blood carry someone off put a stop to overcome bowstring fry take a life overpower rout gas worst ax abort overturn axe overthrow pull down tear down pulverise best bring to an end wipe off the map send to the chair stone to death send to the gas chamber put before a firing squad send to the gibbet carry out a sentence of death on string up send to the electric chair cost bring down take off administer the coup de grâce give the coup de grâce drive to the wall move in for the kill cause the sacrifice of lead to the end of cause the loss of result in the loss of clear up incapacitate mop up deal with excise account for cross out strike out score out redact blank out put out of action wipe off make an end of blue-pencil censor bowdlerize dele scratch out trim disannul cut negate X-out blank cancel out blue pencil withdraw remove all traces of put a line through gut cut out strike bowdlerise blot scrape off launder

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To shorten in duration or extent
abate contract cut back decrease reduce rein back shorten ease up on cut trim abridge abbreviate condense truncate synopsize curtail precis summarize abstract digest epitomize boil down dock clip prune compress crop summarise epitomise encapsulate put in a nutshell chop snip cut short pare down shrink slash lessen précis syncopate elide outline edit diminish sum up lop pare downsize recap recapitulate lop off reprise brief blue pencil summate sum wrap up restrict retrench telescope minify shear cut off inventory concentrate limit narrow sketch slim down constrict curb give a summary of give an abstract of restrain give a precis of give an outline of put in nutshell give a synopsis of rein in shave bob hold back get to the meat get to meat capsule remove foreshorten slim deliver a blow to dispense with write a summary of compact nutshell cut to bone make a outline of capsulize make a résumé of make shorter abort deflate dwindle round down whittle down get shorter minimise take up minimize excerpt stop short waste away take out cut out hack tighten mark off lower economize mark down check economise make a long story short turn up cut to the bone sever slice detach tighten up cramp inhibit halt control mow hew excise saw review break off chop down roll back put a restriction on put the brakes on put a limit on run through go over give a rundown of run down skim retrograde rehash give main points compile give the main points of give the gist of cypher cipher make a summary of barber plane sliver nip take off decorticate skin make bare peel snip off shingle poll strip whittle tonsure slice thin give a digest of

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To decrease in amount or degree
reduce lessen lower decrease diminish minimise minimize taper deplete ease curtail cut limit moderate lighten mitigate scale down cut back quell abate alleviate curb dial down downscale temper ax axe drop pare roll back slash tone down wind down attenuate bring down clip couch decline decrement de-escalate dent relax restrain taper off wane cast down degrade depress devaluate downgrade drop off dry up dwindle ease off ebb erode extenuate make cutbacks in mark down minify peter out sink slacken slow down tail off take down trim trim back trim down amortise amortize dilute impair make less make smaller qualify step down take the edge off tighten weaken run down pare down prune downsize shrink slim down retrench shave contract cut back on salami-slice depreciate whittle down rationalize knock down rationalise whittle away soften discount abridge shorten make reductions in narrow scale back check blunt subside economize on allay restrict cheapen wear away wear down truncate palliate assuage soothe devalue cut down on eliminate undervalue remove deduct subdue write down phase down write off ease up on slenderize dampen break deaden deflate demote abbreviate confine omit delete mute damp muffle slim whittle constrict scale something down turn down dock ration put down economize undermine sap make fewer halve cushion dull economise disempower reduce greatly cause to fall take the bite out take the sting out ratchet down take off round down damp down stifle retrench on roll down budget cut trim away phase out tune down get rid of do away with tighten up make weaker keep down keep to a minimum keep at a minimum decay drain fade quiet droop settle slump degenerate waste rebate fall off calm down deteriorate evaporate run low crumble let up lose edge narrow down die down modify wither slack off tail away shrivel relieve lower in price cut in price make lighter lower the price of undersell make cheaper rein in put on sale calm subtract render worthless offer at a giveaway price reduce the price of peter shift disburden free disencumber empty mollify jettison levitate thin take eradicate upraise unload uplight change comfort unburden facilitate ameliorate disgrade demerit drive down put off throw out reduce weight pour out take a load off still pacify cool tranquilize lull tranquillize appease help quieten placate sweeten lenify compose remit smother pour oil on suppress smooth soft-pedal let up on relent quench anaesthetize salve anesthetize make nice loosen fall recede slake numb commute plummet grow less pall cripple grow smaller adjust gentle blur dispel improve fall away becalm lullaby dissipate buffer drain away kill cure satisfy become smaller untrouble balm mellow aid assist die out die away put an end to play up to smooth down cool out cool off dulcify square patch things up take the sting out of control address paralyse tame silence mask benumb excuse paralyze fix up take sting out take it easy fill surfeit plunge gruntle obtund modulate hush reduce the force of ease up sate put a stop to dismiss banish reduce punishment admix heal ally repress destroy make less strict make less formal transmogrify switch revamp conciliate rachet down go easy become less contain reduce something drive away chase away put to rest drive off release make less intense put damper on put the lid on put a damper on propitiate take pressure off slack enfeeble make peace with quieten down butter up lessen the impact of stroke soften the impact of reduce the impact of settle down win over make up chill out fine tune monkey around with take the bite out of make reasonable stabilize overcome lay off loose extinguish adulterate rarefy disable vitiate offset debilitate enervate resolve pad demilitarise save neutralise rescue recover stabilise neutralize defuse demilitarize get less drop away flag desist die off run interference for clear the way cheer nurse forward disengage speed up doctor simplify meliorate promote make easier speed untighten expedite attend to lift open the door further brighten nosedive waste away come down go down water down counteract amputate close crop punctuate succor succour console vary solace smooth out clear the air take the heat stop liss interrupt slack up prevent break up bring respite to bring an end to bring aid to make bearable make something bearable bring aid take load off

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To trim by cutting off

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To practice being economical (by using things sparingly or in moderation, and by avoiding waste or extravagance)
economise economize save scrimp retrench be sparing cut back be frugal budget save money be economical cut costs make economies scrimp and save cut expenditure make cutbacks make cuts pinch skimp spare be thrifty buy cheaply conserve decrease wastage manage reduce wastage shepherd stint use less be more economical buy more cheaply cut corners pinch pennies tighten your belt be careful be prudent count the pennies count your pennies husband your resources rein in scrimp and scrape watch the pennies watch your pennies be on a shoestring draw in your horns keep within means make ends meet meet a budget pay one's way pinch the pennies pinch your pennies rake and scrape run tight ship stretch a dollar tighten one's belt curtail reduce trim husband husband one's resources reduce expenditure make savings scant economize on stint on scrimp on be economical with save for a rainy day use sparingly be mingy with be frugal with be parsimonious with run a tight ship use economically be tight with be sparing with go easy on be stingy with be careful with be mean with manage thriftily be cheap cut down on limit withhold scrape be stingy be mingy hold back on restrict restrain skimp on squirrel stash hold back be mean penny-pinch be tight-fisted with roll back earmark ration nurse scamp screw slight cut back on be tight be tight-fisted be close draw in one's horns cut one's coat according to one's cloth watch one's pennies pull in your horns go easy look after the pence begrudge grudge confine define spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar save for rainy day sock away tighten belt be parsimonious

Verb

(slang) To negatively criticize
harsh criticise criticize bash disparage diss knock slam blast castigate chastise chide crucify denigrate denunciate deprecate flame malign pan reprimand rip savage scathe clobber hammer lambaste pillory rap roast skewer slag slate sledge slug zap bag rubbish find fault have a go at jump on pick to pieces nag at attack trash vilify excoriate besmirch fault slur dis inveigh against pick at find fault with run down take down fulminate against rail against come down on give a bad press to pull to pieces dress down pour scorn on nit-pick slag off bad-mouth pull apart put down cast aspersions on nitpick about tear into lace into pick holes in lay into nitpick judge nitpick over do down scoff at get at tear to shreds throw shade find lacking throw shade at censure condemn denounce arraign maul reprehend fustigate pummel carp reprobate monster lash decry dispraise blame objurgate rate reprove slash scorch derogate asperse complain about give some stick to trim pummelled disapprove of bag on skin throw brickbats at animadvert on skin alive cut to bits hit give bad press cut up hit out at fluff carp at slog blister give flak to do a number on vituperate against cavil at pass strictures upon pass judgment berate rebuke scold upbraid reproach admonish carpet take to task bawl out chew out lecture haul over the coals abuse revile tell off flay ream out vituperate lambast pitch into rag tear off a strip read the riot act remonstrate with keelhaul give someone a roasting call down tick off give someone a rocket give someone a dressing-down bollock give someone a rollicking give a talking-to give someone hell rant at rail at give someone a bollocking let someone have it give someone a telling-off pull up rap over the knuckles baste tongue-lash give someone an earful give someone what for belittle jaw wig assail give someone a mouthful give someone a wigging give someone a rating impugn score row defame give someone a caning give someone a row take to pieces slap down discredit belabor harangue depreciate give someone some stick belabour blow up diminish vilipend deride send someone away with a flea in their ear cane insult ridicule minimize scorn dismiss potshot rake over the coals slight discount dump on slander rail put on the mat do a hatchet job on trash-talk minimise ream play down talk down smear nag chasten cry down traduce tear a strip off poor-mouth execrate take apart speak ill of write off kiss off give a rocket shoot down calumniate light into stigmatize drag through the mud deplore detract from undervalue rollick underrate give someone a bad press mock detract stigmatise disapprove blow up at jump down one's throat anathematize libel object to discipline underestimate trivialize slap on the wrist cavil yell at downgrade contemn tear down speak badly of marginalize call on the carpet slap someone's wrist deflate torment pooh-pooh marginalise blacken the name of oppose take someone to task throw mud at animadvert sneer at trivialise speak evil of rip into take exception to rap someone over the knuckles fulminate demean punish accuse go on at take down a peg exprobate opprobriate call to account pick on needle check come down hard on be against contradict bully treat lightly tear to pieces disdain disgrace deliver judgment adjudicate take issue with minify misprize lash out at sail into criticize severely hold cheap curse lay down the law proscribe thunder give a piece of one's mind reject take to the woodshed scourge rave at declaim inveigh degrade harass correct give opinion downplay whip caution lower lesson go for the jugular expostulate impeach monish jeer at tear apart mudsling bother object slap give something a battering argue with give something a bad press rage dispute talk to be critical of kick up a stink about throw the book at taunt express disapproval of make light of bring someone to book victimize controvert chew someone out lean on make fun of climb all over argue against let fly spread lies about slap someone on the wrist persecute tyrannize cut down to size lampoon brand bring into disrepute gainsay badmouth blacken the reputation of sully the reputation of tease frown on intimidate despise gripe about conduct a smear campaign against question give a bad name protest against be hostile to look askance at discriminate against remonstrate ostracise ostracize badger rant get angry with speak out goad protest charge beat call over the coals bait shellac jeer incriminate fume whine about carp about shout at indict tyrannise victimise moan about grouse about grouch about quibble about oppugn make a stand zing negate ride provoke rake demonize understate visit challenge prosecute bellyache about whinge about beef about get after demonise discommend offend jawbone complain dishonour discountenance blacken outrage sound off about laugh at laugh off mouth off about lash into downcry be down on criticize strongly vociferate go on about let have it expostulate about tax dishonor mortify take somebody to task humiliate sneer declaim against trounce kick up a fuss about dig sell short objurate strongly criticize call into question preach draw the line poor mouth speak to take a swipe at rag on slap on wrist rap on knuckles give a going over pooh pooh have a down on have it in for tell a thing or two come down on like a ton of bricks swipe at backstab assault jump all over make a fuss about cast a slur on affront give a hard time stick it to reprimand severely round on be malicious about be spiteful towards be unkind about abhor speak of with disfavour blacken the character of refute lash out detest bring under fire sling mud at hit out assault verbally satirize disagree with rebut be anti find unacceptable pile in satirise review unfavorably have a pop at start on start in backbite rebuff exprobrate take on make mincemeat of make short work of rip to shreds take give a tongue-lashing read out look askance pick apart heap cudgel smother strike threap squash squelch snap someone's head off jump on one's case bite someone's head off destroy rap someone's knuckles recriminate misrepresent devalue snipe at warn bring to book debase fry counsel adjure advise hold forth against sully recompense jump down someone's throat chew lessen devaluate cheapen compromise forewarn growl ding notice glue hoist spank skelp ferule mistreat caluminate voodoo cuss jinx mark down take away crush make little of frown rake over coals blacken someone's reputation show someone up slang pronounce name adjudge frame sour grapes speak back-bite gossip about take a dim view of snipe have words give tongue-lashing give somebody a piece of one's mind be in opposition to quarrel with take swipe at throw stones at humble clamor against spurn look down on think little of have words with weigh into severely reprimand give someone bondi rap across the knuckles shame snub comment negatively tear someone a new one give someone a dressing down give someone a telling off jack up sit on sound off carp on go after get on burn one's ears explode lay on give comeuppance shoot full of holes cut to the quick criticize harshly keep after have someone on the carpet send up put away criticize hatefully cuss out give someone a carpeting eat out give a wigging give one hell have your knife in harry grumble at bedevil mete out punishment to make an example of rip up call to task point the finger at rank on moralise give going-over give piece of mind moralize run something down show up charge with point finger at hang something on blow whistle on thumbs down on pin it on take dim view of not go for burst out teach someone a lesson be hard on lower the boom send someone away with a flea in his give the dickens talk something down think wrong not support frown upon give a black eye put a whammy on expose to ridicule give the devil send up the river lay at one's door take a dig at to denigrate put hooks in give someone stick hold up to shame dig into tuck into keep nothing back erupt with anger single out discourse orate perorate express strong disapproval of not believe in think badly of express disapprobation of express disapprobation let fly at lam into set upon disfavour disfavor remonstrate against express a poor opinion of disesteem be hostile towards protest strongly thunder against rage against storm raise an query protest strongly at remonstrate about rant about make a protest mouth off penalize hold someone to blame complain to spout bluster huff rave flog thrash scarify drub penalise lose one's temper with give vent to one's emotions give free rein to one's emotions hold someone responsible hold accountable pass on make a stand against raise objections to kick make a protest against complain vociferously about oppose strongly complain bitterly about speak out against kick up disagree violently with put up a fight against kick against take a stand against take great exception to contravene traverse doubt negative resist disaffirm break contest cross disavow deny tar take a stand menace criminate animadvert upon vociferate about heckle hassle chaff swear at debate argue hold at fault lay charges against try have the law on bring to trial bring charges against bring a charge against bring a case against prefer charges against inculpate put on trial take to court rib guy haze rant and rave gibe gibe at twit rap someone the knuckles drag over the coals lay out domineer pester hector cast doubt upon cut to shreds cast aspersions upon throw doubt on pin on thumb nose at make sport of scout poke fun at flout jab quiz tantalise twitter rally tantalize lout take the piss out of niggle hound dog irritate browbeat fuss bug declare unsafe declare unfit be on at punish repeatedly and unfairly henpeck peck at wound pique vex displease take issue irk hurt disrespect gall anger disgruntle annoy rankle scandalize disgust distress put put out upset give a zinger confront ruffle someone's feathers scandalise hit where one lives give the cold shoulder make someone's hackles rise put someone's back up raise someone's hackles

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To reduce to dishonour or disgrace
degrade demean cheapen debase disgrace humble humiliate shame abase corrupt discredit injure prostitute devalue dishonour mortify pervert reduce bastardise bastardize canker chasten damage debauch demoralise demoralize deprave deteriorate dishonor foul harm lessen lower mar poison profane sink smirch subvert vitiate warp brutalise brutalize dehumanise dehumanize desensitise desensitize spoil undermine weaken belittle bemean decry derogate destroy detract diminish disparage mudsling pan slam take down bring shame to cast down lower the status of put down run down shoot down tear down cut down to size take down a peg defile sully taint denigrate smear stain tarnish defame besmirch blot blacken drag through the mud slur slander malign pollute stigmatize embarrass downgrade depreciate vilify soil bring into disrepute befoul stigmatise libel calumniate bestialize deride asperse abuse contaminate knock rubbish besmear drag through the mire bad-mouth bring shame on censure minimize slag off crush traduce ruin reproach bring discredit to deflate spot give a bad name rip do a hatchet job on abash give a black eye reflect badly on blemish minimise scandalize blotch disrespect speak ill of bring down attack scandalise impair bring shame upon break drag down trash infect subdue undervalue desecrate bring low breathe on demote discount squash ridicule tar and feather deprecate assail rip up and down do a number on sling mud at muckrake animalize dismiss show up adulterate discomfit mock make someone eat crow take down a peg or two own revile put someone in their place cast a slur on spread scandal about fling mud at run smear campaign lead astray blister cast aspersions on trivialize distort detract from dump on violate play down dilute deface put to shame downplay show in a bad light scorn make someone eat humble pie quash minify chagrin snub diss dis vilipend insult trivialise put in a bad light blight trash-talk poor-mouth cripple roast betray stoop dirty cry down make a fool of write off give a bad name to hurt descend blacken the name of devaluate make degenerate embitter depress prejudice underrate waste discolor despoil criticize discolour marginalize outrage blaspheme slate confound flatten scorch pooh-pooh tar criticise marginalise impugn pull down bring dishonour to pour scorn on sneer at cause to lose face mark down pull apart influence mess up take to pieces kiss off talk down have a go at treat with disrespect cut to the quick make ashamed settle someone's hash cow misuse disfigure decrease sell out underestimate bust be untrue to oneself expose vanquish compromise condemn disfavor attenuate overcome understate manipulate disfavour tame alloy squelch treat lightly annoy disrate dispraise bash affront ravage upset laugh off laugh at attaint slight misprize vandalize scoff at reduce the status of discountenance do down confuse maculate disoblige hold cheap hit out at pick holes in treat sacrilegiously flame vandalise commit sacrilege muck up make light of disconcert reflect negatively curse vituperate speak badly of pull to pieces have the last laugh on cast in a bad light make lose face damage the reputation of harm the reputation of get the better of muddy the reputation of take the wind out of someone's sails blacken the reputation of seduce condescend deign twist crawl flaw unsettle mongrelize misemploy debilitate bend skew misapply colour subjugate denature brand bias wreck endamage squander sell sacrifice turn badmouth subordinate jaundice worsen reduce in value bloody crab speckle disconsider devalorize sour lower in rank rot demolish cast a slur disdain color lower someone's status lower someone's dignity lower in status reduce in quality blackguard harden blast touch curb go bad inflict consume rust criticize unfairly go to hell relegate beat down live in the gutter rap sneer deform undercut sabotage destabilize abandon one's principles cross up disregard toughen drag through mud drag someone's name through the mud sling mud soften discipline restrain let down take apart corrode envenom spread lies about silence make uncomfortable make someone feel ashamed declass afflict check repress strike dumb put away blacken the character of bad mouth give black eye sully the reputation of throw mud at rip up lose face put hooks in tear into cut pop one's balloon put one away make eat dirt offend ulcer sore scourge take to bits bump set back revert provoke case-harden inure make one feel small bring down a peg set a bad example destabilise succumb nose dive aggravate drop reduce to the ranks kick downstairs force to eat humble pie hoodoo swear vice cuss voodoo darn wound dispirit defeat coarsen put in your place waste away axe slash taunt overwhelm smash enfeeble overpower ax dip slow make callous make unfeeling slap alter do wrong be evil talk dirty commit sin disappoint tease incapacitate suppress sap devastate depredate sack pillage devour desolate spoliate lower oneself debase oneself debase yourself demean yourself lower yourself be reduced demean oneself keep down put double whammy on lace falsify automate robotize mechanize mechanise imbrute automatize barbarize be reduced to impoverish extinguish blaspheme against write down faze fluster rattle displease nonplus vex irritate begrime grime muddy doctor putrefy cook horrify appal rout enervate sledge smudge miscall scuzz up slang gird jeer scoff appall put someone to shame lay waste to get one's comeuppance take the wind out harass commit sacrilege against worry make foul wither be rude to give offence to call names step on one's toes cause offence to cut dead hurt someone's feelings treat disrespectfully throw shade call someone names interfere with splash get dirty spatter bring to ruin cause instability tinker with fiddle with make impure tamper with muck gaum mire splatter distain bemire daub poor mouth pooh pooh sour grapes bring someone to their knees make filthy make dirty get filthy cause to feel small crumb bedraggle mess muss make mucky muss up put out of countenance take a swipe at shoot full of holes disesteem ruin the reputation of bring into disfavour blacken someone's name damage someone's reputation destroy someone's credibility lambaste denounce hammer pillory savage find fault with castigate lay into excoriate bag skewer monster pummel reprehend rail against crucify berate pummelled inveigh against reprobate reprove blame reprimand chastise objurgate throw brickbats at contemn jump on scathe rate fault carp at arraign cut up rebuke despise give a bad press to fulminate against speak evil of flay chide lace into cavil at slag maul vituperate against nitpick about lambast dress down disapprove of admonish take to task animadvert on lampoon give some stick to give flak to potshot spurn belabor pick to pieces look down on haul over the coals upbraid scold carpet backbite make fun of belabour sell short find fault bawl out come down on chew out carp tear off a strip flout gibe lecture denunciate sniff at caricature burlesque treat with contempt jeer at remonstrate with tear to shreds opprobriate underemphasize de-emphasize poke fun at ream out give someone a bad press give someone a roasting misrepresent give someone a rocket give someone a rollicking gloss over reject cane ream twit rag bollock disapprove judge bag on satirize set little store by find lacking nag at nit-pick cavil tell lies about nitpick over satirise call down give a talking-to give someone hell hold in contempt deplore tongue-lash read the riot act rap over the knuckles brush aside tear a strip off give someone a bollocking conduct a smear campaign against demonize demonise backstab hit shrug off tear apart tear to pieces harangue skin scout expostulate sneeze at set no store by rollick belie animadvert abhor rally trim travesty rag on pass strictures upon sail into run a smear campaign against pick at look down upon hold up to ridicule jest give a rocket rake over the coals sully someone's reputation rate too low make little of tell off do an injustice to give something a battering lay down the law look down one's nose at not do justice to criticize severely downcry think little of shun back-bite execrate frown on nag anathematize nitpick ignore object discommend clobber complain about slug zap villainize fustigate lash refute rail defy heap scorn on laugh object to repudiate zing jibe at regard with contempt high-hat snoot baste rebuff keelhaul wig score row jaw get at fleer swipe dump grin crack leer take exception to be contemptuous about cock a snook at skin alive snigger hate send up remonstrate take the piss out of brush off be wrong about write false reports about give something a bad press pull up spread tales about show contempt for mark wrong rail at tick off drag name through mud turn up one's nose slap someone's wrist give someone a mouthful give someone a telling-off give someone what for give someone a dressing-down pitch into give someone some stick give someone an earful give Bronx cheer turn your nose up at think too little of give someone a row give someone a rating give someone a wigging give comeuppance drag someone's name through the mire quip at rant at rank out be critical of be malicious about be spiteful towards be unkind about hoot speak of with disfavour get angry with gossip lie spite gossip about animadvert upon have a pop at clamor against comment negatively tone down make nothing of underplay soft-pedal question harsh frown disvalue mistreat caluminate dig jinx poormouth mistrust lie about persecute oppress snipe at complain ride hose hold forth against talk trash misjudge take away not go for cast slur on put zingers on slog fluff argue with assault verbally snipe take swipe at throw stones at blow off cuss out swear at shout at disagree with take dim view of pass judgment hold in disdain moan about grouse about whine about grouch about quibble about carp about pile in weigh into give someone bondi blacken someone's reputation rake start on start in miscalculate to denigrate put a whammy on accuse lesson jawbone review unfavorably criticize strongly bring under fire knock off high horse take on knock off exprobate incriminate slap on the wrist read out ostracise look askance get after pick apart ostracize cut to bits bellyache about gripe about whinge about beef about take a dig at not do justice miscarry jive knock down snicker smile cock a snook give bad press call to task point the finger at express disapproval of lay on give the devil rap someone over the knuckles jump down one's throat snap someone's head off jump on one's case bite someone's head off go for the jugular think wrong be against not support look down at pronounce punish proscribe name adjudge frame make cutting remarks about say contemptuously gibe at be contemptuous of turn up your nose curl one's lip at misbid misrespect chaff play something down shock disgust chill abominate look down nose at be allergic to look down your nose at turn up one's nose at sound off about look askance at not believe in be hostile to argue against take issue with jibe torment throw shade at point finger at let have it hang something on blow whistle on thumbs down on pin it on rib banter quiz razz jolly kid lout talk something down remonstrate against express a poor opinion of oppose negate be hostile towards label send up the river lay at one's door underprice underprize treat contemptuously make jokes about raise an sicken nauseate repel revolt disobey fail make sport of flout at poke mullock at turn one's nose up at fail to appreciate set too little store by pass on thumb one's nose disown discard disclaim mark injure the reputation of cast aspersion blacken someone's character tarnish someone's name taint someone's name stain someone's good name accuse falsely sully someone's name soil someone's name blackball cause a few raised eyebrows amongst raise eyebrows amongst cause raised eyebrows dismay take the mickey out of characterize designate classify class stamp tag curl one's lip tell someone to get lost have no use for have contempt for refuse to acknowledge characterise mark out look right through give the cold shoulder to sweep aside give someone the brush-off cold-shoulder cast aside mimic be above be scornful about threap caution spit on refuse piss over renounce confute avoid piss on recriminate strumpet plaster imitate blow raspberries at laugh out of court objurate spoof do preach consider beneath you turn down cast a slur upon ape copy consider beneath one give the Bronx cheer to spit in the face of turn back on curl your lip at spit in the eye of turn up your nose at turn nose up at give someone a caning send someone away with a flea in their ear go on at put on the mat take someone to task take to the woodshed slap down keep after yell at bring someone to book have someone on the carpet let someone have it blow up light into take off put on impersonate parody sheik mime do a takeoff of joke take the mickey sheikh do an impression of exaggerate blacken name defame someone's character lash into

Verb

To completely destroy or devastate
decimate destroy devastate annihilate cream demolish desolate eradicate extinguish nuke pulverise pulverize ravage raze ruin shatter smash total vaporise vaporize waste wrack wreck butcher do in execute exterminate massacre obliterate pull down rub out slaughter tear down commit genocide kill off put paid to stamp out wipe out wreak havoc on lay waste cut a swath through trash crush level torpedo abolish break spoil erase extirpate liquidate remove eliminate kill flatten desecrate expunge dismantle defeat efface quash cancel take out undo despoil snuff out blot out overthrow bring down break up dash mar wipe off the map impair sabotage zap root out terminate dilapidate do away with knock down finish off mess up bulldoze unbuild leave in ruins damage wipe off the face of the earth raze to the ground blight crash scupper sink black out topple sweep away destruct clean up nix overturn abate end bring to ruin blow to bits wipe from the face of the earth take apart delete undermine scotch upset blast ruinate spoliate finish devour break down reduce blow up dispatch leave desolate blow to pieces put an end to lay waste to disrupt cripple subvert nullify overwhelm sack blow annul pillage dynamite bust botch depredate ravish fell scourge excise bomb gut injure squash axe screw up ax bring to an end make a mess of foul up write off get rid of blow a hole in bring to naught lay in ruins do for put the kibosh on louse up bankrupt hamper hinder thwart blow away quell foil suppress frustrate stymie disable explode harm crack impoverish beat obscure obstruct abort disassemble burn mangle plunder deface banjax raid put a stop to reduce to ruins dish smite trounce muck up maim mutilate scratch scrub off batter take down cruel queer vitiate deplete unmake knock to pieces blow sky-high throw down wipe off map wash out X-out strike out damage beyond repair put out of commission reduce to rubble clean out shoot down tear up wrack up wipe dispose of dust lower cool depopulate avenge torment purge ransack prang incinerate strike consume rip down empty make desolate mess let down slay tumble take rape bring about the downfall of chasten chastise burn away overcome maraud vandalize uproot check put out of action weed out do one in wolf wax lay low shipwreck burn out put down put the lid on take away vandalise smash up pauperize tear to pieces put in toilet gobble up capsize spill scatter dash to pieces run onto the rocks pile up crack up neutralize squelch mow down scratch out blow down cast down put at risk cancel out burst render ineffective play havoc with interrupt implode make destitute drain bleed dry diminish skin crimp have throw a monkey wrench in the works of neutralise craze balls up overreach outmaneuver rain on someone's parade outmanoeuvre outfox work against throw a spanner in the works of cramp outsmart make waves offset shiver splinter attack benothing split fracture fragment incapacitate cover cut prevent disintegrate threaten ink out knock out cross out blank out wipe off face of earth blue pencil KO mark out score out knock off block out remove all traces of destroy root and branch rub off splinterize fragmentalize exhaust blow out fragmentize scrunch smash to smithereens smatter crunch rive rend snap block bollix break into pieces crush to smithereens blow apart interfere with dismiss intrude on suspend disband discontinue disfigure muller euchre defile bodge poison adjourn disestablish cease disannul rescind avoid void null repeal negate vacate abrogate conclude prorogue invalidate scrap wind up disunite reduce to nothing bring to nothing wreak havoc upon strike down split up close close down fade out discharge disorganize loose dissolve resolve into postpone collapse render void sever shoot roll back wind down hurt blemish weaken compromise tarnish flaw endamage crab destabilize cross up bloody wound destabilise taint bruise sully distort deform disfeature corrupt sap scar corrode dent depress scathe debase stain pop scorch mangulate wrench unsettle blot debilitate prostrate impede separate shock wreak havoc contort shake up cause detriment to loot jeopardize maul tear apart harry curb lacerate abuse rob tear inhibit discolour discolor lessen bust up restrain besmirch jeopardise dirty enfeeble twist subdue undercut smirch conquer touch rough up pollute floor crool prejudice shake overpower overmaster oppress swamp whelm detract disempower repress play merry hell with demoralise snow under demoralize do mischief to put a damper on bump bash violate traumatize molest rifle degrade reave scuttle traumatise annoy soil befoul wreak havoc with rattle nick uglify pervert blotch speckle clobber be a blot on the landscape deteriorate tag supplant ding bend warp tweak pull apart pull to pieces cost handle roughly spray paint take care of bring to nought afflict devitalize enervate depose unseat dethrone oust havoc misshape inconvenience wither dump on strip prey wrest trample foray pirate seize capture overrun forage minimize belittle minimise demean cause the loss of cause the sacrifice of result in harm to knacker create chaos play mischief with dislocate take to bits pull to bits take to pieces detonate detract from pique aggrieve foul grieve torture pain distress sting result in damage to lead to the end of spend chip away supersede invert rebel reverse be detrimental to do harm to discredit strike at the foundations knock off balance dampen bombard engulf draw blood cut up hack up hack refute disprove throw a monkey wrench into shell deflate take something apart smother stifle absorb envelop expend cannonade prove wrong strafe torch pound ignite assault overshadow chop crumple shoot full of holes give the lie to crack down on bring a note of sadness to cast gloom over cast a gloom upon draw down use up play out blitzkrieg kablooey bang barrage vanquish drive a coach and horses through blow out of the water combust scald hit subjugate carve cut about hash slit mash slice flay slash go through cremate carbonise carbonize silence set off harsh forestall eat away whittle away chop up circumvent drag through the mud emasculate clip one's wings mine dig out chip away at dig soften tunnel knock the bottom out of queer the pitch of blunt sandbag poke full of holes attenuate hollow out wear challenge quelch ice strangle burn to the ground burn down destroy by fire burn up reduce to ashes burn to a crisp counter oppose derail target affect stun disturb dumbfound stir move force down grind down bring someone to their knees bear down on clamp down on slap down blitz stagger impress get out of daze dazzle spellbind prohibit escape bypass evade maltreat infect rot knock gnaw wrong rust bleach contaminate fade stab stave off baulk circumnavigate stand in the way of counteract bowl over make emotional wear away cause injury bang up tamper with do damage to defend against steer clear of sidestep ward off deflect restrict skirt limit head off retard interdict hold back run circles around hit for six steamroller downgrade knock sideways puzzle get to confound leave speechless sweep someone off their feet surprise take aback render speechless grind subordinate confuse knock for six take someone's breath away bewilder bar put the stopper on stop stump ditch take wind out of avert stall shut out stonewall outwit balk keep lid on trammel hold off juke drive a nail into the coffin of

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 clean up 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 verbally criticize harshly, especially with insulting language
abuse insult castigate denigrate disparage excoriate vituperate berate lambast lambaste trash assail belittle blast curse malign rebuke reproach savage scathe slight taunt vilify attack bash belabour belabor nag offend potshot revile scold slam decry defame discount diss impugn libel minimise minimize slander slate slur smear upbraid derogate oppress persecute reprove backbite calumniate flame hose injure knock miscall ride slang traduce zing bad-mouth inveigh against jump on put down be rude to blow off call names cuss out cut to the quick do a number on shout at slag off swear at vituperate against dump on call someone names cast aspersions on trash-talk give a black eye criticize censure criticise condemn rubbish pan have a go at tear into hammer roast denounce run down lay into pummel asperse pummelled reprimand monster pull apart flay rail against chastise bag deprecate find fault with blame pillory rate chew out reprehend bawl out carpet crucify dis admonish take to pieces vilipend chide discredit skewer objurgate pull to pieces do a hatchet job on tongue-lash dress down reprobate hit out at lecture blister depreciate fulminate against pour scorn on take to task scorn slash lash diminish speak ill of pick holes in tear off a strip rap drag through the mud cut up ream out haul over the coals throw brickbats at ridicule give someone a roasting give someone a rocket cry down deride talk down remonstrate with read the riot act dismiss mock rail jaw speak badly of scorch tell off give someone hell poor-mouth give someone a rollicking call down contemn baste play down detract from write off kiss off sail into rag keelhaul score besmirch cane dispraise rap over the knuckles bollock shoot down tear a strip off throw mud at rant at give a talking-to tear down rail at undervalue ream underrate give someone a bad press harangue blacken the name of light into carp at stigmatize give someone a bollocking detract pitch into take apart lace into scoff at sneer at give someone a dressing-down let someone have it rake over the coals give a rocket underestimate sledge fulminate stigmatise carp maul degrade downgrade marginalize cavil wig row disapprove of trim laugh at do down cavil at pooh-pooh marginalise pull up speak evil of pick to pieces tick off spread lies about rollick come down on jump down one's throat criticize severely give someone a telling-off give someone an earful sully the reputation of give a bad press to give someone a mouthful give someone a wigging give someone what for give someone some stick give someone a row give someone a rating trivialize give a bad name scandalize discipline sling mud at fault scourge drub beat slap treat lightly tease accuse scandalise lower minify deflate lash out at complain whip misprize go for the jugular hurl insults at jeer at animadvert on make light of tear to pieces trivialise disgrace hold cheap rip into slap down give someone a caning put on the mat bring into disrepute lay down the law send someone away with a flea in their ear blacken the reputation of conduct a smear campaign against blacken the character of assault outrage provoke lampoon blacken slag exprobate wound annoy remonstrate hurt turn on arraign affront demean animadvert growl chasten mortify storm execrate disrespect downplay thrash upset debase devalue mudsling laugh off humiliate scarify weigh into recriminate dishonor opprobriate tie into disdain slap on the wrist tear apart object protest expostulate beat up on rip up dishonour nitpick about rant objurate yell at find fault cheapen give flak to lash into bag on kick inveigh give some stick to take down a peg take a swipe at cut down to size give comeuppance slap someone's wrist give something a battering kick up a fuss about kick up a stink about lay out express disapproval of rib bait be critical of be spiteful towards be unkind about be malicious about brand refute speak of with disfavour backstab gossip lie spite badmouth take criticize unfairly fustigate nag at argue with assault verbally check satirize judge rebuff incriminate disapprove ostracise ostracize disagree with hurl insults give offense pile in despise satirise pass strictures upon have a pop at start on start in read out look askance get after pick apart shellac take on threap caution mistreat dig demonize cuss caluminate voodoo jinx deplore jump on one's case bite someone's head off snap someone's head off anathematize sneer devaluate lessen compromise demonise give a tongue-lashing bad mouth jump down someone's throat destroy preach rake call on the carpet put hooks in sell short skin alive rag on snipe at hit lesson jawbone poormouth put away knock off high horse give black eye give something a bad press give someone bondi blacken someone's reputation cast a slur on humble look down on discountenance clamor against spurn hold forth against tear to shreds set about set upon fall on mark down take away lay on put someone on the hot seat crawl all over put someone on the griddle burn someone's ears pin someone's ears back call to task point the finger at give the devil rap someone over the knuckles denunciate put a whammy on bring someone to book go on at have someone on the carpet blow up take someone to task take to the woodshed keep after take swipe at throw stones at skin paste batter fly at thump explode rip understate squelch squash aggravate burst out strike out at let fly at round on poor mouth pooh pooh take down sour grapes let fly keep nothing back erupt with anger attack somebody's dignity talk something down nit-pick shoot full of holes give vent to one's emotions lose one's temper with give free rein to one's emotions irritate disoblige abase thunder against rage against gird jeer scoff charge bushwhack beset tackle sic sick strike raid rush give offence to pique vex rile expostulate about protest strongly at declaim against remonstrate about challenge cause offence to displease set on dive into cut dead treat disrespectfully irk hurt someone's feelings step on one's toes throw shade thunder make a fuss about make a stand against take issue with object to raise objections to vociferate make a protest against fume complain vociferously about disagree violently with oppose strongly put up a fight against kick against complain bitterly about take a stand against speak out against kick up take great exception to anger disgruntle needle bother rankle disgust distress gall punish correct put out put go in on penalize flog give a zinger confront make someone's hackles rise put someone's back up ruffle someone's feathers hit where one lives raise someone's hackles give the cold shoulder penalise declaim bark at grumble moan whine grouch gripe fuss grizzle whinge descend on wade into descend upon wade in pounce on pounce upon beef grouse crab wail caterwaul cry grump scream repine bellyache bleat keen holler mutter kvetch squeal yammer squawk whimper murmur rage croak yawp maunder blow up at rap someone the knuckles drag over the coals lean on yowl yelp yap bawl yaup grouch about have at kick up a fuss bellyache about take exception sound off work over crack down on complain vehemently about beef about go after sound off about let have it sully shame smirch tarnish stain taint drag through the mire reduce besmear damage defile fling mud at blot soil bring discredit to bring shame upon muckrake spread scandal about spoil spot befoul reflect badly on bring shame on blotch breathe on snub disregard make fun of run smear campaign rip up and down tar and feather flout sink gibe foul sniff at caricature burlesque treat with contempt pervert embarrass poison underemphasize de-emphasize poke fun at misrepresent gloss over reject twit set little store by find lacking disfavor disesteem disfavour tell lies about nitpick over undermine hold in contempt brush aside shrug off scout sneeze at set no store by belie abhor prostitute demoralize rally travesty demoralise run a smear campaign against pick at look down upon hold up to ridicule jest blacken someone's name sully someone's reputation rate too low cast down make little of do an injustice to drag someone's name through the mud look down one's nose at not do justice to downcry think little of shun back-bite frown on nitpick ignore discommend clobber complain about slug zap villainize defy heap scorn on laugh corrupt repudiate jibe at regard with contempt prejudice bastardize deteriorate warp canker subvert debauch deprave profane vitiate high-hat snoot blemish get at fleer swipe dump grin crack leer take exception to be contemptuous about cock a snook at snigger sling mud hate put in a bad light bastardise send up show up take the piss out of brush off blackguard be wrong about bring down write false reports about spread tales about show contempt for mark wrong drag name through mud turn up one's nose give Bronx cheer turn your nose up at think too little of drag someone's name through the mire quip at rank out hoot get angry with gossip about animadvert upon crush comment negatively tone down make nothing of underplay soft-pedal question harsh frown disvalue condescend mistrust lie about deign talk trash misjudge ruin not go for cast slur on put zingers on slog fluff snipe take dim view of pass judgment hold in disdain moan about grouse about whine about quibble about carp about drag through mud miscalculate to denigrate review unfavorably criticize strongly bring under fire knock off write down cut to bits desecrate attaint own gripe about whinge about betray take a dig at not do justice miscarry jive knock down snicker smile cock a snook give bad press harm mar think wrong be against not support look down at pronounce proscribe name adjudge frame give a bad name to make someone eat crow cause to lose face lose face put someone in their place take down a peg or two make cutting remarks about say contemptuously gibe at be contemptuous of turn up your nose curl one's lip at misbid misrespect chaff brutalize dehumanize desensitize weaken play something down shock drag down chill abominate look down nose at be allergic to look down your nose at turn up one's nose at look askance at not believe in sell out be hostile to argue against jibe torment bemean brutalise dehumanise desensitise lower the status of bring shame to throw shade at be untrue to oneself beat down horrify appal abandon one's principles point finger at hang something on blow whistle on thumbs down on pin it on banter quiz razz jolly kid lout remonstrate against express a poor opinion of oppose negate be hostile towards label send up the river lay at one's door underprice underprize treat contemptuously make jokes about raise an sicken nauseate repel revolt disobey fail make sport of flout at poke mullock at turn one's nose up at fail to appreciate set too little store by pass on appall thumb one's nose demote disown discard disclaim mark depress injure the reputation of cast aspersion blacken someone's character tarnish someone's name taint someone's name stain someone's good name accuse falsely sully someone's name soil someone's name blackball cause a few raised eyebrows amongst raise eyebrows amongst cause raised eyebrows dismay take the mickey out of characterize designate classify class stamp tag curl one's lip tell someone to get lost have no use for have contempt for refuse to acknowledge crawl expose characterise mark out look right through give the cold shoulder to sweep aside give someone the brush-off cold-shoulder cast aside subjugate mimic be above be scornful about spit on refuse piss over renounce confute avoid piss on strumpet blaspheme plaster imitate blow raspberries at laugh out of court bring low spoof do consider beneath you turn down cast a slur upon ape copy consider beneath one give the Bronx cheer to spit in the face of turn back on curl your lip at spit in the eye of show in a bad light ruin the reputation of bring into disfavour turn up your nose at turn nose up at damage someone's reputation destroy someone's credibility take off put on impersonate parody twist sheik mime distort do a takeoff of joke take the mickey sheikh do an impression of exaggerate blacken name defame someone's character

Verb

To cause to proceed or move at a slower pace
slow retard delay restrict check detain hinder curb handicap decelerate impede restrain stunt temper curtail hold back hold up inhibit limit obstruct reduce set back slacken stall abate decrease diminish hamper keep back lag lessen mire moderate regulate retardate stay choke embog loiter postpone procrastinate qualify quiet reef interfere with rein in anchor it back-water bog down cut back keep waiting lose speed lose steam put the brakes on slow down wind down hit the brakes let down flaps get in the way of block encumber stop trammel cramp hamstring arrest stymie halt thwart shackle fetter clog hobble bar slow up cumber brake handcuff prevent frustrate dam interrupt bridle put a brake on baulk constrain tie stem balk hog-tie confine control manacle hang up embarrass derail stonewall short-circuit cut off tie up shut down stand in the way of suppress foil deter shelve repress suspend defer cripple contain close off shut off staunch put back put off throw a spanner in the works of stanch prohibit bork freeze disrupt hold off remit prorogue choke off protract crimp hold over prolong get in the way hold off on throw a monkey wrench in the works of forestall still stifle catch circumscribe barricade jam constrict close stuff hold occlude adjourn scupper clog up blockade block up sabotage oppose interfere forbid pause sandbag stop up bung up faze congest draw up withhold bring up pull up interdict fetch up baffle bring to a standstill table plug up put an end to mothball nip in the bud let up pigeonhole reschedule hold in hold down put over respite weigh down intermit carry over put on hold extend bring to screeching halt lay on the table put on back burner put in cold storage take a rain check on back off set aside put on ice take down saddle with lay over give rain check put on the back burner hang fire hold in abeyance tie someone down straitjacket straiten end withstand resist cap clot delimit inconvenience preclude discontinue dissuade from gum up overload step down tie down discomfit rattle fix scrub sidetrack drop brace can disadvantage incommode bind entangle chain disconcert contravene counteract stave off make late cramp someone's style oppress bother charge discommode ease up discourage not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of down hesitate loaf falter dawdle flag poke bog knock off foul up screw up set limits on impose limits on cramp one's style give a hard time make difficult slam on the brakes bring to an end dissuade smother quash debar ward avert taboo bit outlaw enjoin slack stand fence keep in put on brakes put an stop to stem the flow of plug caulk seal not move stand still come to a standstill stand off peter out become slower close out block out close up fill up fill pack jam up intercept choke up get slower continue block off shut out bung lengthen waive make slower reduce in speed bottle stopper muzzle gag crab throttle obscure screen complicate monkey with keep subdue bottle up silence put a stop to keep in check muffle ban choke back disallow proscribe squash swallow kill strangle circumvent govern squelch keep under control exclude ward off rule out defeat fight back cork tame ruin dampen spoil nullify keep the lid on avoid obviate overcome stamp out crush extinguish veto bite back head off forfend counter conceal throw cold water on hem in pour cold water on deny scotch measure rule embargo pull in quell cool criminalize sink deaden submerge put the kibosh on make illegal damp down pocket overpower criminalise keep within bounds crack down on cork up clamp down on impair button up keep lid on dull hide neutralize rein shush abstain cease conquer fend off neutralise refrain stump forbear defend against talk out of spike put down put a damper on lock up keep a lid on shut in steer clear of stop oneself keep a tight rein on quench damp warn peg snooker dash censor desist destroy divert terminate forgo disadvise burden beat eschew put paid to cut short leash refuse overturn evade be a hindrance to chill abjure estop cancel turn aside quit turn off box in put the lid on rein back hold in check do for snuff out slap down break off give up keep down sit on deflate place an embargo on mute depress frighten retain quelch stultify bottleneck wreck master deprecate shorten checkmate entrammel scare scare off demarcate circumnavigate bound deprive forswear escape upset quieten set reject sidestep skirt blackball