Đồng nghĩa của divert

Alternative for divert

diverts, diverted, diverting

Đồng nghĩa: amuse, confuse, delight, detract, distract, entertain, tickle,

Verb

To lead or turn to a different direction
redirect deflect avert reroute deviate swing switch turn veer wheel whip channel sidetrack transfer alter change modify offlead pivot sheer swerve turn aside volte-face whirl channel away draw away head off change the course of bend curve diverge twist wind shift detour drift change course change direction turn off zigzag incline meander slew bow curl skew hook lean reorient convert arch tilt direct angle ricochet loop weave snake swivel bear crook depart careen sway digress yaw refract dip stoop buckle droop alter course make a right make a left angle off turn away relay diffuse spread rotate head career tack warp contort slip disperse shy divagate whirl around sheer off turn about turn on your heel turn around deform reverse diffract waver flex incurvate arc control go off course skid branch off be deflected shunt rearrange turnabout crimp verge coil transmute purify refine get around train off go around change around change over angle away spiral chop and change trend sweep bulge undulate round sublimate suppress repress swell slant fall off wreathe incurve gyrate concave convex inflect slope tip list heel cant bank pitch bias put decline roll bend forward sink be slanted be at an angle nod bend over beetle overhang sag move pass cut recoil focus corner rechannel set alternate return backslide retrace revert pass around take a bend hang a right hang a left stray wander vary slide tend evolve vacillate transform slither metamorphose move away progress fluctuate mutate modulate run morph roam go get sidetracked ramble transmogrify part point turn from bear off aquaplane gravitate take a turn leave beaten path differ lead glide fork slue flow coast skim maunder bevel excurse camber train aim level toboggan leave-one-out zag zig break back snap remove proceed derogate jackknife spin aberrate extend make revolve hydroplane straggle be lie twirl abandon desert put at an angle load lurch sidestep err sideslip wander away shelve corkscrew swing over depart from veer off turn sharply swirl get off course convolute screw oscillate grade descend splay lie obliquely beam be askew lither twist and turn wrap around spin out go into skid recline rise fall lay glissade grow develop metastasize metamorphize stream skate sail plane brush whisk breeze cruise bowl transfigure smooth along drive move along scooch move smoothly move over affect amend adapt adjust realign transmutate transit interchange edit distort transition disguise mold revise flip-flop substitute replace swap displace remodel transpose mould

Verb

To entertain or amuse
amuse entertain delight beguile distract regale titillate absorb disport enchant engross fascinate grip interest occupy please recreate rivet solace charm gratify give pleasure to gladden panic relax slay tickle wow bowl over tickle pink fracture one hold the attention of make happy be a hit with break one up get one's jollies knock 'em dead put 'em away enthral enthrall engage captivate involve immerse bewitch enrapture busy entrance preoccupy mesmerize intrigue attract cheer satisfy allure thrill mesmerise grab enwrap bemuse spellbind knock dead excite turn on kill ravish hold transfix arrest enamor pique appeal to employ hypnotize magnetize wile draw send delectate magnetise tantalize cheer up catch up lure hypnotise tantalise content enliven humour humor pleasure indulge elate witch concern bedazzle rejoice crack up tempt ensnare hook carry away tickle to death put under a spell give a buzz go over big hit the spot give someone a kick make laugh entice exhilarate fracture convulse monopolize rapture stimulate win over fulfil dazzle intoxicate suit warm enamour engulf transport groove overjoy arride touch compel monopolise fulfill infatuate glad overwhelm knock out take up make smile seduce hold spellbound keep busy make content please greatly make a hit with arouse pull agree with make someone feel good make roll in the aisles be the ticket tickle someone's fancy be of interest to hold one's attention catch oblige fix fixate fill vamp score glory exult jubilate put away take elevate keep amused bury obsess commit rap throw wrap hold someone's attention make somebody's day be agreeable to make someone glad make someone pleased enlist tickle the fancy of freak out turn someone on sweep off one's feet crack someone up snare lose oneself in absorb yourself in throw yourself into get lost in give someone a charge do one's heart good give great pleasure to give joy to ecstasize inspire comfort inspirit crease up animate fire interest greatly attach appeal invite kindle subdue stir overpower provoke win enslave refresh party nurture be attractive to affect arouse one's curiosity perk up light someone's fire float someone's boat sit up be interesting to matter to catch one's eye engage one's attention whet one's appetite move capture one's imagination arouse the curiosity of tickle your fancy engage someone's attention arouse curiosity arouse someone's curiosity be a source of fascination to tickle one's fancy treat to make merry hearten uplift scratch prickle brush pat kittle irritate itch vellicate tingle caress laugh it up have a get-together toss a party give a party brighten up consume buoy up bring joy to buck up give a lift give someone pleasure do someone's heart good warm the cockles of the heart get one's kicks attend soak make somebody laugh use up hold attention be concerned with tie up be active with own sweep off feet get under someone's skin woo capture persuade hex cast a spell on inveigle influence bedevil coax blow away ensorcell suck in astound hold in awe trick decoy catch the eye of trance stun strike electrify voodoo cajole stupefy lead on betray bait solicit sweep off your feet rope in whet the appetite of induce amaze beckon stir up bring in pull in mislead ensorcel spell overcome impress curse possess control rouse delude inflame entrap endear blind seize gain befool subjugate court hoodoo quicken enthuse send into raptures condemn steer come on draw one's attention catch hold of give the evil eye pick up root to the spot come on to sweep sombeody off his/her feet capture your imagination bewilder be unable to take one's eyes off subject turn one on spark dumbfound agitate tease waken whet stagger confuse awe grab the attention of make hit with fall in love with send into transports take someone's breath away astonish forspeak besot call prompt overawe take someone's fancy whet someone's appetite lead secure get obtain bring forth call forth elicit argue into bring around incline put in a trance put a spell on get going get someone going give someone a thrill do it for someone train rope drag hit on draw in floor give the come-on to put horns on fill with delight put the whammy on put under magic spell daze feast gas exert a pull on exert influence on make a fool of lift catch someone's eye indicate bid sign summon demand ask command sweep you off your feet work up initiate get started show introduce rally charge motivate brighten recompense requite baby make a hit fill the bill favour do the trick coddle do one proud pamper favor make someone's mouth water petrify paralyse fuel galvanize razzle-dazzle mozz accurse flush haunt galvanise juice sweep someone off their feet put the mozz on point the bone at put the evil eye on take somebody's breath away jinx immobilize halt freeze gorgonize fire up key up stop dead paralyze root fire with enthusiasm stop one dead knock one's socks off immobilise pump up palsy rivet the attention of stop someone in their tracks race one's motor stop in one's tracks fool deceive dominate con dupe mollify appease hoodwink madden take in placate convert bamboozle take control of take over have power over drive mad conciliate pacify propitiate sweeten gull double-cross string along cheat sweet-talk sucker soft-soap snooker cast a spell over have mastery over assuage gentle misguide shaft have humbug spoof juggle snow misinform burn buffalo gammon hornswoggle bluff cozen gaff hoax diddle butter up exploit flimflam rook manipulate gyp stick have on scam take advantage of jockey shave play fake out finesse chisel set at ease urge win the affection of put off guard convince unarm disarm undermine someone's resistance eat up impose on put one over on lead up the garden path pull a swifty on pull a fast one on play for a sucker take for a ride

Verb

To avoid, lessen, or guard against
save avoid deflect deter prevent free reprieve spare absolve avert forestall obviate stop dispense exempt preclude block circumvent discharge frustrate stave off halt help head off foil ward off fend off nip in the bud forfend rule out shunt look away veer shove aside turn turn from check hinder curb restrain intercept impede obstruct arrest baulk hamper shut out keep stay counteract turn aside damp thwart inhibit prohibit let pre-empt debar put a stop to chill scare hold back dampen disadvise balk cool talk out of throw cold water on pour cold water on turn off act like a wet blanket put a damper on bar retard restrict stymie slow down hold up fetter interfere with hamstring delay constrain handicap repress encumber trammel shackle interrupt suppress limit cramp slow interdict cripple forbid hobble stall clog withhold handcuff cut off hog-tie put a brake on tie up throw a spanner in the works of stand in the way of bridle anticipate stonewall contravene detain derail crimp interfere preempt muzzle smother stifle oppose manacle cumber hold curtail baffle embarrass ward rein in short-circuit keep back hang up shut off get in the way of set back hold down throw a monkey wrench in the works of control contain disrupt eliminate exclude counter subdue put an end to scotch brake moderate regulate neutralize discourage scupper discomfit freeze parry govern rattle tame bork second-guess faze measure rule neutralise keep under control gag confine bit choke keep in check pick off make late slow up get ahead of get in before choke back put paid to hold in put off box in beat someone to the punch bring to screeching halt foul up close off screw up beat someone to it shut down provide against keep within bounds keep the lid on beat someone to the draw steal a march on get in the way stem the flow of louse up keep in defend against hold off forefend keep waiting commandeer remove postpone bottleneck retardate burden keep from cause to wait cause to stay crab resist be early beat somebody to it be one step ahead of act in advance of prepare for head off at pass defer pause protract intervene interpose foreclose remit shelve prorogue intermit prolong be a hindrance to throw a spoke in the wheel of throw a spanner in the works dissuade quash disqualify put back back off bog down hold off on choke off take down hold over obscure estop get round make unnecessary sandbag taboo reduce outlaw enjoin make impossible make it impossible for make impracticable quit make it impracticable for discontinue cease put on brakes put an stop to get rid of do away with take away preoccupy forecast monopolize project expect foresee envision predict put the brakes on take out of play rein cork monopolise ruin leash harness dissuade from bottle up hold in check straiten scuttle overturn snooker invalidate gaol keep down sit on pull in box up jail put away pin down pull back keep in line tie down stem rein back hem in guide impound circumscribe direct imprison bring under control have on a tight leash kill crack down hogtie lock up delimit confound repel nullify upset squash repulse undo spoil nobble dash checkmate outwit blank defeat do for counterplot disappoint cross bury muffle strangle dam bind entangle chain disconcert discipline peg put the stopper on put a spoke in someone's wheel cause setback get the better of put end to mess up put the mockers on upset one's apple cart put the kibosh on beat down take wind out of sails entrammel discard discount dismiss cramp one's style give a hard time saddle with except put a limit on keep lid on cool down put the brakes on keep a tight rein on fight back button up keep a lid on bite back cut back cool off keep tight rein on cancel proscribe abolish revoke recant suspend reject close out ban freeze out leave out count out bate close one's doors to not consider forget about

Verb

To arrange for something to belong to, or be officially controlled by, somebody else
transfer surrender relinquish refer allocate charge commission designate grant redirect allot channel devolve intrust place task vest appropriate cast leave abdicate alien alienate apportion assign cede change commit confer confide consign convey deed delegate entrust give hand hand over make over pass reassign relegate repose transmit trust turn over pass on sign over give over hand on deliver recommend commend send on hand down bequeath send reach let someone have will demise depute bestow submit invest throw dispatch pass to give to deliver to devise direct forward decentralize buck dump decentralise remit toss foist chuck circulate offload bung lodge dispose of shift offer hand to authorize authorise send to direct to consign to fob off palm off hand out pass on to turn over to get rid of attorn appoint abalienate present confine handball lease shunt parcel out deliver up endow escalate deposit engage hand round send on errand hold responsible for send on mission ordain move send out readdress relay lay employ destine promise exchange provide give the right of give the title of jettison bestow on grant to settle confer on pertain furnish belong entrust to invest in give up leave to give custody of leave with give custody give free rein deposit with tender point patronise advance let patronize aid store loan lend command pass down guide present to transfer to convey to hand over to put in the hands of part with rid unburden divest allow to look after let out put into hands of make trustee put into the hands of let go of be handed down route free from relieve of steer show usher marshal marshall put in touch with

Verb

To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
pervert distort twist warp abuse misuse falsify misinterpret misrepresent bend garble misapply corrupt misconstrue colour color cook deflect fudge misemploy misrelate misstate profane prostitute slant subvert adulterate alloy alter animalize brainwash change cut desecrate doctor fake mistreat outrage ruin salt seduce spike spoil steer veer water doctor up phony up manipulate misreport belie put a spin on tamper with misquote massage bias disguise take out of context quote out of context trump up fiddle confuse tinker with skew interfere with embroider embellish fix exaggerate rig overstate muddle forge mistranslate influence mishandle mangle lie con misrender exploit juggle mislead give a false account of fiddle with prejudice misappropriate obscure conceal spin angle snow promote equivocate palter prevaricate strain fabricate deceive overdraw mismanage cloak mask ill-use miscolor magnify give a false idea of pad airbrush gloss over jumble counterfeit blur slur mutilate mix up invent tamper twist around misarticulate debase put the wrong slant on misattribute quote vitiate mold shape mould train concentrate focus aim direct point patch give a false impression of quote incorrectly contravene four-flush contort traverse gloss deacon fib deprave defile cook up flimflam diddle finagle overdo dramatize enhance varnish dress up fake it frame up hyperbolize taint pollute put words in somebody's mouth poison put on an act cover impair cook the books romanticise dramatise romanticize dissipate embezzle waste squander steal defalcate parody modify transform revamp edit amend revise rework veil occult suppress blanket shroud hide screen enshroud curtain travesty elaborate on take advantage of cheese blarney beard stretch pirate dress puff make bad use of blot out paper over mess about with make changes to make adjustments to make alterations to meddle with blow smoke pass off cover up build up deteriorate wind scam knot crush melt decline whitewash curve writhe slump gnarl sag deviate collapse engineer maneuver manoeuvre gerrymander swindle arrange trick put one on make out like arrange fraudulently ill-treat maltreat mock up manhandle injure molest bully harm brutalize maul hit beat hurt knock around persecute strike wrong knock about handle roughly treat roughly treat badly kick around rough up mess over blow brutalise do over beat up go through cut up shake up run through mess up masquerade dissimulate overemphasize affect amplify inflate overestimate overstress overplay emphasize catastrophize enlarge exalt put on hike boost brag boast heighten expand overemphasise emphasise lay it on thick blow out of proportion make a mountain out of a molehill make too much of blow up out of all proportion tilt tip weight slope misshape weigh trim rearrange shuffle change round throw off balance perform magic overvalue aggrandize touch up varnish over pretend give a false picture of over-elaborate elaborate oversell overpitch add colour lay on lay it on with a shovel pile it on make a federal case of draw the longbow big up up caricature stretch the truth pile it on about shoot a line pyramid lay it on with a trowel romance pretty up make a big thing of lay it on with a trowel about intensify go to extremes blow something out of all proportion make a production out of make a drama out of a crisis lay it on thick about loud talk overexaggerate make a pretense of falsely represent dissemble minimize veneer downplay feign sugarcoat secrete extenuate bluff simulate give a false identity to minimise sham camouflage keep secret emphasize too much make a big thing out of blow up draw the long bow play up put up a smoke screen put on a false front de-emphasize keep quiet about hush up keep a lid on draw a veil over sweep something under the rug put on a front keep dark sweep something under the carpet put up a front be dishonest about soft-pedal

Verb

(fend off) To defend against or keep away
fend prevent block check curb forestall halt oppose repel repulse resist arrest avert bulwark defend deflect dodge fence foil forfend guard intercept stop thwart balk baulk discourage escape evade parry screen cover duck keep ward head off hold off fend off hold back keep off protect against safeguard against secure against shield against stave off ward off defend oneself against fight off guard against skirt round keep at bay turn aside keep at arm's length put a stop to stand up for pre-empt restrain hinder obstruct impede inhibit suppress repress control withhold shake quiet indispose put off throw cold water on pour cold water on turn off keep back put a damper on interfere with protect safeguard secure shield preserve shelter save keep safe look after conserve watch over keep from harm fortify harbour uphold harbor take care of watch house assure support maintain foster care for afford protection to give sanctuary ride shotgun tend mind hedge cushion shade garrison insulate inoculate insure ensure stick up for cover up go to bat for cover all bases prohibit police patrol make invulnerable justify champion man occupy oversee wrap stand guard over conceal shotgun chamber stonewall haven roof overlook provide protection for guide rule give shelter give cover take under one's wing be responsible for attend to preside over persevere with have charge of minister to be in charge of chaperon sentinel immunise mount guard on escort stand guard on cover up for immunize give refuge stand guard save from harm take under wing take someone under your wing barricade withstand hold beat off provide sanctuary take in repel danger be the defender of hold at bay

Verb

To cause to feel less close or friendly
estrange alienate disaffect antagonise antagonize divide part separate withdraw disunite make hostile withhold alien disgruntle distance drive apart lose sour disenchant disillusion dissatisfy disunify divorce isolate leave set at odds sever split sunder wean drive away make unfriendly set against turn away break up keep apart make hostile to push away set at variance sever connections between turn off cause antagonism between destroy the affections of put at a distance set at odds with sow dissension between drive a wedge between put on the outs turn your back on split up anger envenom detach embitter disengage make bitter make resentful poison repel segregate cut off come between exasperate set apart annoy empoison frustrate disquiet irritate disperse disconnect dissociate upset set in opposition part company set as rivals turn against pit against sow dissension displease discontent break off make indifferent disturb discompose agitate withdraw the affections of meddle intervene interpose interrupt interfere pull apart vex jaundice disjoin discourage exacerbate aggravate rankle worsen venom acidulate bother make rancorous acerbate bitter cause disagreement between set against one another put at odds pit against one another quit ramify disjoint partition disband dissever dismantle uncouple resolve decouple disrupt unyoke disassociate unlink rive embroil dissolve break undo offend hassle gall insulate sequester quarantine seclude break away cocoon dedomicile exclude cloister distance oneself hack off become estranged close off shut away be estranged lose the affection of cordon off seal off abstract confine rope off fence off island keep out screen off remove keep in solitude put a cordon sanitaire around form a ring around tape off block off shut off partition off curtain off go different ways reach a parting of the ways break it off get divorced go separate ways untie the knot stop living together get a divorce pull out unfasten unhitch cleave unhook disentangle rend dichotomize loose unfix diverge disarticulate free loosen splinter break apart factionalize untie take apart cut disassemble slice dissect come apart disaffiliate tear asunder extricate branch luxate spread triangulate rupture bifurcate section unbutton subdivide tear off unclasp dismount tear open unbridle dislocate untether break down go in different directions cause dissent cause disagreement among unstrap fork move release displace relocate unbind dispel divaricate liberate shatter unlock crack segment scatter unbolt disentwine bisect clear unloose disintegrate unravel chop off branch off dislodge branch out unclick divide in two cut up unhinge split in two stir the pot set free cause a rift sow dissension among cause to disagree cause disagreement put to flight sow disaccord go their separate ways cut in two abjugate delink decompose reduce unmarry unbuckle draw back put away dismember unpin break open wedge apart unsnap tear apart fracture burst fragment divide up dock amputate unzip rift crumble puncture breach lop off hew off shear off slice off unwrap shift transfer particularise itemise factor itemize portion strip particularize articulate uncombine rip asunder carve unfetter unlace unmanacle unshackle bust move apart clip off nip off pull off prune off fork off schismatize reposition budge transpose put asunder draw apart come away strip off unlash unseal fragmentize become disconnected become detached rip in two split down the middle disappear dismiss demarcate hack rip off disembarrass untangle ease differentiate unloosen let out unshut unclose unblock unknot unstop polarise polarize vanish rout create a rift in create a schism in cause a rift between quarter rip chop halve slash dissipate demobilize banish pierce smite send off demobilise drive off chase away cut loose cut out crack open chop up split open lay open slice up rummage perturb misplace get rid of drive squander send chase migrate clear out set asunder disject move in different directions unjoint slip subluxate put out of place put out of joint put out

Verb

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

Verb

To change, or move, to an opposing or opposite side
turn defect abandon depart desert go leave renege revolt abscond apostatize decamp quit rebel escape renounce retract forsake reject repudiate tergiversate tergiverse change sides go over shift ground change your mind pull out run out sell out fall away from go back on walk out on rat on turn coat go over the fence disown discard disinherit dump cast off give up spurn cut off rat wash your hands of have nothing more to do with throw over secede from go over to the enemy go AWOL change loyalties change allegiances turn traitor revolt against break faith be apostate back out take a walk withdraw eschew shun apostacize abjure disavow recant reverse forswear cast aside decline nix pass refuse reprobate disapprove rescind deselect revoke negative divorce oneself from throw off have done with leave off wash hands of toss over rebuff disprofess have no more truck with wash one's hands of cast dishonor demur throw out turn your back on be against default balk at turn down break with shed lay aside fly in the face of pass up not accept banish disacknowledge flush oust dishonour deny disclaim relinquish drop dismiss snub disallow abdicate abnegate surrender knock back disdain turn one's back on forgo yield ditch negate avoid scorn ignore neglect disaffirm gainsay cold-shoulder dispense with refute abstain from brush off kick cut rebut sacrifice resign ostracize disregard renege on refrain from ostracise say no to freeze out look right through someone give someone the brush-off repulse give the cold shoulder forbear steer clear of slight refrain jilt snout skip contradict withhold disconfirm withdraw from shy from desist from stiff-arm veto pass on put down cut dead opt out give the brush give someone the go-by exclude swear off tell someone where to get off repeal unsay waive say no welsh foreswear cede repel abstain refuse to acknowledge betray jettison shirk drop out baulk at set aside withhold from pack in cut out resign from pull out of send to Coventry give the thumbs down to pass by give something a miss withgo desist resist junk disaffiliate dodge evade bilk chuck scrap separate demur at discount duck back down cop out end relations with oppose axe miss hand over take back do away with weasel out of refuse to recognize cut off without a penny jack in turn back on depart from ax break away from fail to honour split with sever relations with hold off stay clear of run out on send one's regrets shake one's head prohibit not hear of shut out bin off fight shy of look past rule out turn away give the bum's rush part with go away from leave out shy away from keep clear of take the oath drop out of give a wide berth to give the elbow not touch have nothing to do with give someone the big E defect from give someone the air leave alone give someone the push give thumbs down to concede disprove prove to be false show to be false give the lie to belie invalidate blackball renig impugn call into question overlook discontinue disincline scrub discredit forego contemn not heed not take advantage of blank explode disgorge worm out of stop using delink from forbid go back on word excommunicate prevent block interdict stop having quitclaim vacate discountenance elude disaffiliate oneself from dissociate oneself from turn up one's nose act cool make unwelcome unfollow strand send packing dislike scoff at treat with contempt look down on not grant hold in contempt turn nose up at sneer at sneeze at turn your nose up at give the red light to shoot down stay shy of have no part in stand aloof from give the runaround turn away from break free from take leave from be exclusive of other not include not be inclusive of body-swerve keep away from give a wide berth shake off have no part of recoil from shrink from keep your distance from palm off bag it step down from deliver up bail out step aside from contravene cast out refuse to abide by shy shake finesse scape deliver render lay down turn over say ‘no’ to rule against leave behind leave flat maroon divest leave high and dry leave stranded do without bereave sit out say goodbye to go without keep from break up with split let well enough alone have no truck with get around shuffle out of protest exheridate evict deprive dispossess don't want let go of take the pledge kiss good-bye stand down quit cold turkey let go by give away turn in cut loose sign away cough up let pass drop like hot potato refuse to accept bin trash violate oath jump ship leave in the lurch take your leave of kiss goodbye change one's tune drift away show the door cashier retire cancel scratch retreat from backpedal back off fink out except disburden throw doff turn deaf ear to turn from jib at hold out not buy refuse to receive not budge on send off not care for protest at hold back draw the line at slough retreat backtrack backslide throw on the scrapheap dispose of fling away cast away get shut of get rid of chuck out get shot of chuck away toss out throw away shrug off leave penniless cut off without a cent cut out of will secede brush aside elide preclude bypass levant welch default on cry off weasel out call off wiggle out beg off back pedal worm out chicken out bar pretermit overpass overleap break from disaffiliate from become independent separate oneself from split from form a splinter group separate from split off from break away swindle stiff defraud fail skate not bother pass over count out let slide take out miss out fail to include fail to mention skip over factor out omit refuse to take advantage of look down one's nose at opt out of throw in the towel blow it off get cold feet about get cold feet chicken out of check go into arrears leave town skip out on put on the cuff meet under arch fall behind break one's word fail to pay see in the alley not pay let lapse duck out discourage give the thumbs down give the red light chide rebuke cross reprove stave off push back ward off beat off put off fend off send away tell off keep at bay lash out at keep at a distance put in one's place keep at arm's length

Verb

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

Verb

To suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
enliven stimulate animate fire gladden hearten envigorate invigorate vitalize cheer up exhilarate rouse vivify excite liven up quicken cheer enhance galvanise galvanize ginger up inspire spark uplift wake up boost brighten rejuvenate restore brace brighten up energise energize fillip jump-start pep up refresh revive spike buoy up inspirit make lively perk up waken up amp up buck up buoy entertain give life to jazz up juice up liven recreate renew spice vivificate zap zip up light a fire under brace up fire up make more exciting make more lively pick up work up give a lift let sunshine in put pep into snap out of it revitalize arouse encourage stir rally revitalise strengthen incite activate electrify stir up awaken revivify fortify provoke elate reanimate resuscitate trigger enkindle reinvigorate move kindle motivate regenerate inflame embolden spur breathe new life into instigate freshen recharge repair lift thrill elevate rekindle promote kick-start spur on renovate waken resurrect pump up goad build up refreshen fan wake evoke whip up enthuse improve prod give a boost to reinforce bounce back reawaken reassure steel lighten awake raise console intoxicate call forth engender exalt bring out give a shot in the arm to rewaken rewake spark off delight reactivate intensify rev up gee up impassion turn on relieve comfort bring around draw forth impel pique generate give a lift to bolster get going drive set off touch off urge titillate recondition give a buzz foment breathe life into recover initiate enrapture sustain egg on touch up assure agitate make whole charge fire the imagination of bring into being call into being transport update replenish bear up heighten modernize chirk up regain spice up innervate modernise look up commove prompt empower give new strength to support put zip into whet give someone a kick imbue fuel key up enhearten give a new lease of life to dynamize inform help prime prop up put some spark into warm activize psych up please solace ameliorate give someone a charge innerve restart wind up tickle pink re-establish suffuse take a turn for the better fire the enthusiasm of bring back bring to raise someone's spirits sway hot up modify incentivize infuse put new life into irritate cool soothe touch influence goose actify arm enable give shot in arm re-energize rejoice sweeten cause leaven incentivise raise your spirits confirm send give new life to foster rile affect snap up brush up harden tickle magnify recall increase bring to life save get going again bestir be heartened make happier make happy take heart put new life in get better relax blow away the cobwebs rescue set up reinstitute relaunch recuperate build a fire under needle charge up add zest to add zing to shake up challenge fire with enthusiasm steam up raise spirits shake give the kiss of life to bring back to life get your act together incentify applaud push add zest disinhibit enforce smarten up nerve zhoosh up zhoosh put some life into light up grip egg jumpstart build reestablish move to action reenforce cheer on ignite boost up make something swing become lively stiffen reproduce redevelop make alive edify nudge top up sharpen accelerate put new heart in get someone going make confident give courage to feed cool down add some colour to add some zest to spice something up praise prick tempt put new heart into put new strength in pervade permeate speed take off put life into roil change boost moral reintroduce titivate rediscover bring round overcome stimulate spiritually raise the morale of spirit up give hope to lift the spirits of give confidence to boost someone's morale bield stiffen the resolve of grow dispatch spring precipitate actuate exacerbate nurture punch up make something go with a bang give a bit of zing lift up persuade penetrate fill with joy better refine anger disturb startle nourish power tidy dust neaten clean come to life give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation perform CPR pour it on sting give a new lease on life heal cure lighten up loosen up spring up enthral transform zest irk incense freshen up become livelier cultivate civilize tease take a load off make more cheerful make healthy grow buoyant instil incline impress captivate tantalize entrance gain strength make brighter clean up air out season elicit grill vex stoke up jog instill summon up alert produce call tantalise entice upraise advance civilise enrich ask for it craze redouble mount bug deepen make waves intensate fluster upset spook taunt get to work ruffle psych speed up become more cheerful feel happier clear up strike spruce up enthrall heat up make wild trigger off bring about jolt work into lather get one started act as a impetus to act as a incentive to act as a fillip to act as a spur to act as a stimulus to get one going become hopeful become optimistic rise soar occasion endue infect beghast get gratify become cheerful carry feed the fire start madden mend get into the mood be refreshed convalesce gain be on the mend catalyse catalyze be responsible for start off give impetus give one an idea consolidate bowl over fire someone's imagination make your head spin go to your head put on cloud nine switch on let the sun shine in induce content pleasure satisfy glad start up put on top of the world reignite suit corroborate substantiate uphold feast gas authenticate augment flavour flavor placate make real flesh out bring alive give rise to juice pep burgeon back gird warm the cockles of someone's heart do someone's heart good give someone pleasure make someone feel good bring joy to calm agree with sour colour lend more weight to make more forceful give weight to bear out prosper back up assuage condole turn someone on distort poison make very happy give someone great pleasure arise give someone a thrill make someone's spirits soar allay palliate give condolences to put at ease lighten burden mollify empathize with compose commiserate with sympathize with succor succour pacify salve besoothe condole with give solace to make one feel at ease give sympathy to quiet fears ease make well bring comfort to commiserate tinge color rise and shine shake a leg come around bestir oneself up and at 'em greet the day roll out come to pile out get up turn out

Verb

To use, empty or drain completely
drain exhaust consume deplete bleed expend absorb empty strain sap break burn bust siphon spend syphon devour dissipate finish tap waste bankrupt catheterize dry impoverish use up burn out draw off run through bleed dry draw down get through go through play out filter off suck dry take up free from get rid of swallow up get last drop pump out lavish squander blow misuse misspend splurge lose misemploy misapply ebb fritter away frivol away waste away throw away fiddle away burn up trifle away gamble away be wasteful with run dry spend recklessly pour down the drain throw around like confetti spend like water fritter use pass occupy blue idle away devote shell out employ kill beguile milk lay out utilize be prodigal with while away make poor use of utilise eat up fill frivol splash out wash up spend money as if there were no tomorrow spend money as if it were going out of style trifle invest diminish draw disburse spend unwisely be wasteful pay out throw down the drain pay wear out spend money as if it grows on trees dry up give fork out diddle away abuse outlay dish out stump up ante up pony up scatter cough up spend freely eat burn through attenuate idle slash cast away fill up fill in run out play ducks and drakes with finish up take last of dig into put out spring for run down empty out spend money as if it were going out of fashion put in part with contribute spend foolishly fribble away throw donate wanton run-through fiddle while allocate laze liquidate lay something out loiter suffer the loss of dispense with void dump reduce disperse dispel make use of shirk kiss goodbye indulge oneself evacuate decrease gobble guzzle stop having discharge be deprived of lessen overspend spend as if there were no tomorrow spend as if it were going out of style spend as if it grows on trees disinherit sacrifice dispossess no longer have divest lower dally eat through fool away be wastefully extravagant with embezzle pare down weaken cut back slim down undermine pour something down the drain chuck something down the drain let money slip through one's fingers spend money as if it grew on trees drop dole out exploit misappropriate prodigalize dispense use fraudulently foot the bill throw money at spend money like water throw money down the drain pour money down the drain throw money around put to wrong use run up put to use blow through have recourse to avail oneself of

Verb

To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation
play frolic sport caper romp trifle frisk gambol toy cavort have fun relax rest revel amuse oneself dally rollick skylark carouse entertain oneself lark recreate clown disport doodle fiddle fool fribble jest joke jump kid occupy oneself rejoice amuse yourself disport oneself divert oneself enjoy oneself entertain yourself fiddle around fool around goof around hang about have a good time horse around idle away kick around lark about lark around let loose make merry mess about mess around monkey around play games potter around putter around carry on engage in games enjoy yourself let go play around be at leisure cut capers cut up kick up heels occupy yourself be life of party go on a spree let one's hair down skip prance dance hop leap spring bounce curvet whoop it up trip capriole cut loose bound bob flirt frivol waste time fool about kick up your heels kick up one's heels mess idle twiddle scamper dabble dawdle coquet woo lollygag jig coquette philander roister roughhouse play with court seduce muck about mess with raise hell trifle with go on a tear dally with philander with come on to hit on wink at be all over wanton caracole cut horseplay lounge cut a caper kibitz around loiter dilly-dally futz around go places and do things fidget showboat bound about hotdog footle potter futz bound around jump about rollic spring about celebrate spring around jump around monkey kid around leap about misbehave fiddle about kill time hang around let off steam fool with play games with monkey with go on the town show off clown around play jokes act up riot spree act the fool lounge around mooch around faff about tease touch vie participate contend contest challenge rival handle feel finger paw pull vamp thumb take part engage in take on toy with chat up lead on fuss set one's cap at bat eyes at make eyes at make sheep's eyes at eyeball come hither gam come on make advances at make a pass pitch make a move linger with ogle pick up make romantic advances to banter give the come-on to proposition be on a team pick at tinker womanize womanise play fast and loose