Đồng nghĩa của hang up

Alternative for hang up

Đồng nghĩa: hang,

Verb

Put the receiver down

Verb

To disturb, to discomfort, to hinder
incommode discommode disoblige disturb inconvenience trouble aggravate bother discombobulate discomfort discompose disrupt exasperate interfere irk meddle try upset put out give trouble make it tough put to trouble give a hard time put in a spot put on the spot put to some trouble hassle disadvantage annoy harass plague burden worry vex beset embarrass irritate heavy impose on discommodate cause someone difficulty be a problem to be a nuisance to put someone to trouble make someone go out of his way give someone bother bug pester torment afflict give someone grief ruffle perturb molest peeve displease distress grieve nark chivvy chivy nag hack off intrude upon bum out disquiet gall rile fluster tax provoke nettle pique strain pain get needle hurt bedevil persecute chafe stress interrupt grate ride goad discountenance anger rasp eat spite frost sadden gripe itch rattle miff rark distract fret pick on burn up get to rub up the wrong way wind up drive up the wall get on your nerves tick off get across make waves impose upon cause inconvenience to create difficulties for startle rouse infuriate madden incense depress antagonize make cross make angry interfere with rankle deject impose gravel butt in on horn in on barge in on intrude on cheese off drive crazy brown off drive mad oppress haunt harrow get on nerves rub you up the wrong way antagonise get in your hair tee off drive round the twist give someone the pip hack you off make someone see red put your back up be on your back get your back up abrade give someone the hump put your nose out of joint press dash overcharge be a burden on be a burden be a nuisance test dish it out cause trouble to weigh down stick it to give it to get down get someone down dish out cause suffering to drain weary exhaust stretch sap tire dismay torture agonise crucify frustrate rack excruciate agonize martyr wring agitate alarm tire out wear out disconcert unsettle unnerve make severe demands on put a strain on make demands on offend throw shake frighten ail disappoint concern frazzle unhinge faze indispose fuss spook wound psych derail confound turn sicken incapacitate flip hagride alarum distemper undo cramp flurry debilitate pother craze floor bewilder stir up get at flip out freak out fire up egg on turn on get someone lay up weird out key up rock the boat make a scene throw off balance get on someone's wick hurt somebody's feelings harry badger hound tease disgust perplex dog insult devil mither taunt pursue scare browbeat nudge tantalize bore hinder impede cross tantalise grate on get on your wick bend someone's ear breathe down someone's neck carp at make one's hackles rise get on someone's case

Verb

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

Verb

To confine or keep within certain limits
restrict limit confine regulate circumscribe bound cap contain control fix hamper moderate curb demarcate ration specify bind chain constrain constrict contract decrease define delimit delimitate demark diminish encircle enclose hold down inclose inhibit modify narrow prelimit qualify reduce repress restrain shorten shrink surround temper tether impose limits on set limits on bottle up clip someone's wings cool down cut down on hold back keep under control keep within bounds pin down put away send up shut in come down on hem in keep within limits put on ice put a ceiling on keep a tight rein on check suppress hinder bridle hold keep in check impede stifle tame smother trammel stop straiten subdue hold in measure govern prevent rein in keep cork cool gag pull in keep back keep the lid on keep down cramp peg terminate monitor quell fetter set obstruct rein rule strangle muffle kill delineate squelch choke back simmer down crack down compose mark out shut down handicap calm stamp out arrest imprison concentrate corner interfere with collect intern quash bar freeze squash jail curtail still retard quiet coop up tie down detain modulate lock up crack down on focus muzzle gaol close in put the brakes on mark off establish put an end to keep an eye on clamp down on adjust keep lid on hamstring settle hobble damp down soothe silence guide direct immure keep in line tie swallow deaden quelch hold in check set the limits clamp down box up mitigate keep a lid on sink pocket submerge girdle extinguish incarcerate deter impound put a brake on withhold quench overpower hog-tie shush slow down put an stop to choke cool off not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of put half nelson on tone down fight back button up bite back take tough action stymie halt determine set a limit on put a stop to come down hard on ease mark encumber slow relieve zero in center on fix on environ encompass bring to naught keep feeling inside oneself cover up trap collar keep secret entrap left out mothball immobilize immobilise thwart describe clarify censor gain mastery over gain control over outline discipline frustrate baulk shackle entrammel nail down put a limit on hold up conceal box in cut back suffocate ban lock in deny concuss fence in deprive shotgun disallow necessitate balk bring to screeching halt keep tight rein on tie up stem the flow of hide accost snuff dry up hush dummy up ice quieten shut up tongue-tie manage dampen cork up shower oppress put out bite one's lip hush up shroud heap cramp someone's style leash bit harness administer confront waylay prescribe overlook methodize debar isolate adapt organize systematize stay stem rein back hogtie allocate reconcile narrow down centre on keep in pinpoint localise center localize centre police administrate legislate crush sit on pull back stake out place a limit on pacify allay bring under control coordinate standardize palliate destroy have on a tight leash supervise mince mellow damp soften relax break draw the line on re-collect master temperate balance superintend mute oversee steward preside over garrote garrotte rally tranquilize inspect lull recover play down cool out meet halfway soft-pedal keep tabs on stop from spreading systematise standardise pace organise get tough on tighten up on come down on like a ton of bricks get tough take severe measures against come down heavily on take stern measures against commit jug budget conserve tranquillize hold prisoner put in prison send to prison save take into custody send down hold captive book bastille slough railroad put into detention clap in irons put inside put in chains send up the river throw in jail bang up keep under lock and key throw book at take away put behind bars put under lock and key limit to a fixed amount restrict the consumption of

Verb

To disturb the composure of
embarrass mortify disconcert shame abash discomfit fluster humiliate discountenance nonplus chagrin distress faze confuse demean discompose rattle upset agitate appall appal crush horrify confound discombobulate discredit dishonor dishonour make ashamed make awkward make self-conscious make uncomfortable make uneasy own show up annoy bewilder bother bug distract disturb dumbfound irk perturb plague puzzle stun tease throw let down catch one short give a bad time give a hard time make a monkey of put in a hole put in a spot put on the spot throw into a tizzy put out of countenance disgrace degrade debase unsettle unnerve humble dismay perplex abase lower worry take down vex smirch ruffle chasten smear belittle flurry cheapen defame blot deflate denigrate sully put down disquiet shake stain sink stigmatize foul blacken throw off balance disparage stigmatise taint take aback take down a peg discomfort drag through the mud subdue slander cut down to size make someone eat crow besmirch unhinge tarnish muddle put off demoralize frustrate defile scandalize displease demoralise alarm libel reduce put to shame scandalise reflect badly on get to make someone eat humble pie undo bring low bring into disrepute take down a peg or two drag through the mire bring shame on give a black eye put someone in their place trouble mystify traduce irritate flummox slur squash malign vilify reproach injure besmear calumniate decry psych out spot put someone off their stroke rip undermine asperse deride disrespect derogate bring down bring discredit to set someone back on their heels cast down make a fool of bring shame upon tar and feather bad-mouth daunt concern discourage devalue downgrade hagride frazzle distemper ail alarum exercise fuss derail disorient baffle shock ridicule quash gravel weird out freak out rubbish censure knock bemean soil snub addle spoil assail muckrake damage psych put someone off their stride make someone scratch their head blotch attack poison take the wind out of someone's sails shoot down cause to lose face give a bad name to cause to be at a stand slag off rip up and down do a number on settle someone's hash speak ill of cast a slur on sling mud at do a hatchet job on breathe on give a bad name spread scandal about fling mud at run smear campaign hassle disappoint nettle harass affront dishearten catch off balance startle frighten dispirit scare surprise flatten break unman shake up panic bring shame to befoul make nervous depress disarrange prejudice spook fuddle blemish chill pervert put in a bad light foul up tear down put out rattle one's cage show in a bad light stir up have the last laugh on work up knock sideways pull down get the better of knock for six take apart condescend deign peeve dissatisfy blight stoop expose provoke descend ruin fret unbalance sadden exasperate discommode corrupt compromise deter intimidate debauch mar throw into tizzy afflict aggravate take to bits take to pieces demolish dash balk hinder drag down bring dishonour to make someone feel ashamed disillusion paralyse terrify put someone off baulk take by surprise heat excite hurry be prejudicial to make lose face disorientate affright pother disgruntle disenchant bustle pester harry paralyze terrorize mess up fill with consternation snafu screw up put the wind up someone terrorise louse up give someone a turn muck up upset apple cart stop someone in their tracks worst silence pop one's balloon make one feel small put one away strike dumb overcome put away bring down a peg squelch make eat dirt force to eat humble pie demote cut to the quick blacken the name of flip put on edge craze outrage offend disgust put into a flap throw into a tizz make waves send into a spin put someone to shame get one's comeuppance put off his or her stride take the wind out make someone laugh on the other side of their face make someone laugh out of the other side of their mouth sicken repel revolt nauseate beat bemuse stump insult deject buffalo weaken fox backbite give offence to revile raise eyebrows amongst blackguard blackball cause raised eyebrows lampoon detract cause a few raised eyebrows amongst condemn belie deprecate desecrate disfavour attaint mock disfavor disregard sap slam pan blister wither pose floor amaze maze vanquish downplay enfeeble befog elude fog wilder astound bamboozle befuddle get muddy lose face cow devitalize enervate obfuscate disempower daze mix up boggle the mind of be all Greek to stick set someone thinking knock the stuffing out of send up disorganize snarl blow out unglue take steam out cripple jumble damp blow up unzip disorder dampen debilitate run down play down cause to feel small make anxious torment derange stupefy throw off needle torture oppress aggrieve put the wind up burden bedevil stress agonize rouse jolt beset beleaguer grieve strain scarify fright arouse move astonish egg on agonise burn up give someone grief get at blow one's mind go to one's head inconvenience incite pique gall inflame disrupt petrify dizzy rack awe anguish destabilize pain despair turn browbeat hurt badger incommode stimulate anger wound tear harrow wind up cause anxiety to miff persecute chafe destabilise try turn on intoxicate inebriate make punchy indispose fire up gnaw at goad flabbergast scare stiff make fretful tantalize tantalise nag scare the bejesus out of tick off pick on stagger push buttons make a scene scare to death give a turn ball up scare the living daylights out of cause someone to lose their composure mess with someone's head pull the rug out from under pull the rug from under do someone's head in muddle up haunt wring tangle overwhelm overawe affect mistake bully preoccupy cause disquiet to corner eat away at frenzy disoblige molest blind down dement displace rummage disarray complicate intrude tire interfere freak unquiet make restless ferment consternate traumatize jar tear away at ventilate examine traumatise unstring scare silly make jump throw into confusion put off one's stroke defeat throw for loop stampede make someone's hair stand on end disarm curse hound throw into uproar throw into disorder make flip bug up work someone up throw into disarray fill with panic get in the way snow disaccord jangle discord disharmonize catch somebody off balance catch somebody unawares throw a curve knock props out strap dog nit-pick prick push desolate martyr bring up short set thinking stymie eat at arouse anxiety in make miserable be on one's case make wretched cause suffering to make it tough for weigh on cut up cause anguish to straiten flutter ride uncalm hit a sour note tax hustle divert quicken drive insane disengage unfasten send over the edge separate unhitch disconnect uncouple detach besiege mess with one's head make someone's head spin bowl over set back weigh down test importune dun hector nark put somebody off his or her stride incapacitate cramp sweat out lie heavy on be a great weight on flip out get someone bum out get across hack off lay up key up weigh heavily on one's mind rock the boat hurt somebody's feelings get on someone's wick throw into panic drive disburb stiff bulldoze scare witless fill with fear freeze your blood inspire whip up stir invigorate give someone goose pimples strike terror into get the wind up scare away throw into a panic scare off make one's flesh creep give one the creeps chill someone to the marrow put the fear of God into make teeth chatter scare the pants off throw into a fright give someone the heebie-jeebies curdle the blood make your blood run cold make your hair stand on end make blood run cold chill to the bone scare someone out of their wits scare someone half to death throw into a blue funk spur pump up energize electrify galvanize make someone jump out of their skin juice up galvanise envigorate enliven trigger inspirit foment taunt animate enthuse liven up activize work energise jazz up titillate

Verb

To prohibit or interdict the use, participation or inclusion of
prohibit forbid ban outlaw interdict proscribe bar disallow veto enjoin embargo restrain taboo criminalise criminalize debar block cool cork exclude forfend freeze gridlock halt inhibit kill make illegal nix rule out spike stymie zing bottle up box in hold up jam up lock up pass on place an embargo on put down shut out tie up keep lid on put chill on bring to screeching halt put a lock on put a stopper in put half nelson on throw cold water on pour cold water on prevent stop preclude reject obstruct impede hinder check restrict deny dismiss thwart blackball boycott refuse put a stop to obviate forestall ward off counteract put an end to eliminate estop avert foil except defeat disqualify avoid curb nullify banish baulk frustrate ostracize arrest stave off circumvent balk black suspend quash ostracise repudiate suppress withhold disapprove throw out turn down hold back deter count out head off put the kibosh on oppose negate counter give the thumbs down to limit blacklist steer clear of cancel derail rebuff freeze out repress close out hamper retard invalidate pass by scupper give the red light to disregard disentitle nip in the bud interrupt decline cramp negative declare ineligible evade scotch bate expel stonewall spurn spoil fetter bypass interfere with ruin sidestep crimp skirt trammel put paid to pass up stall say no to ward stand in the way of neutralize defend against leave out do for hold off fend off neutralise knock back disenable overrule censor declare illegal destroy let overturn forbid to censure squash disable deprive keep out circumnavigate discount omit get out of set aside beat dash ignore wreck escape ice out cut cease crush reprobate declare null and void pass discountenance discourage baffle lock out intercept refrain from revoke shoot down shun miss out cut out stifle snub stump outwit hobble put an embargo on turn aside thumbs down pass over help annul skip chill put a brake on stay away from abstain from put the lid on give something a miss leave off keep from leave out in the cold anticipate condemn give the red light sentence doom plug rule something out render repulse discard begrudge disfellowship overthrow declare incapable outvote declare taboo abolish recant keep at bay stave keep off dam redlight disappoint shut down say no vote against refuse admission to refuse entrance to give the cold shoulder to give the brush-off to unfit place injunction on place an injunction on penalise penalize consider undesirable hit list refuse to employ put on hit list quit discontinue not consider close one's doors to forget about disown countermand reverse down rule against deselect put the chill on stopper make it impossible for make it impracticable for make impossible disclaim disavow abjure not grant throw over balk at give thumbs down to deflect disrupt confront snooker incapacitate end extinguish stay keep burn dissent discomfit cripple hamstring checkmate make something punishable throw disacknowledge put the stopper on ditch take wind out of take down upset crash juke unsettle quell crool foul up banjax damp disfranchise eighty-six paralyze impair paralyse weaken illegalize override curse exile cramp one's style dash one's hope render null and void overcome lick screw up upset the applecart conquer give the run around throw away refuse permission to save pre-empt smash shatter cut off make impracticable put off declare something a punishable offence give thumbs down not go for keep back disadvise scare divert dampen constrain close down close up officially forbid give the thumbs down turn off talk out of act like a wet blanket put a damper on shackle bridle slow queer dish shut off drop shut out of strike encumber clog manacle hog-tie handcuff slow down dissuade short-circuit smother handicap embarrass be the end of bring to an end dodge miss withhold patronage rein in turn your back on brush off hold aloof from give a wide berth to cold-shoulder wash one's hands of have nothing to do with impose sanctions refuse to take part in faze bit reduce sandbag not make the cut withhold from desist from stay away forbear give up make up for deny yourself shake off restrain from counterbalance break the habit of withstand skip out on do without shake shy from kick get around steer clear forgo shrink from abstain renounce desist eschew shirk forbear from resist disbar remove oust bounce put on brakes put an stop to hold in stem the flow of keep in throw a spanner in the works of hold down elide eject evict pretermit overpass overleap deny access to sideline disclude occlude not bother dispense with let slide take out cast aside fail to include slight fail to mention skip over factor out not count refuse to admit put out send to Coventry refuse admittance prevent from entering drive out force out get rid of shut the door on excommunicate cast out discharge drum out kick out boot out turf out coldshoulder turn out delete out rout chase slang deport erase send packing run off cross out expulse give the cold shoulder give the bum's rush relegate efface excise cashier expunge blank obliterate scrub scrap push out thrust out blue-pencil displace strike out take back keep at arm's length rub out lay off retract block out chuck out expatriate ink out give someone the push give someone the boot throw out on your ear show the door overlook rusticate rub squeeze out withdraw scratch rescind isolate dele edit recall transport sack repeal blot out edit out dispossess renege fling out purge backpedal dislodge forswear cut dead drive off bin off abnegate score out x out stroke out wipe out white out drive away give the elbow let go do away with back out of black out call off put a line through hand someone the frozen mitt not buy give the boot give someone the big E give someone the air deny entry look straight through deny admittance to turn on attaint foreclose exempt inveigh press out unchurch express gouge out lock someone out waive denounce anathematize prohibit from entering give somebody the cold shoulder downgrade demote takfir turn against weed out put a price on someone's head give one the gate mark off defenestrate leave in the cold leave out of account sling out not include repatriate extradite fordrive bust fire heave out ask to leave forget slur extrude extradict sequester break can throw out on ear give the hook give walking papers show you the door cover axe conceal hide mask chase away send away veil see the back of shroud ax give the sack to give someone their P45 unloose force to leave give the chop give someone the bullet bump give the heave-ho irrupt dump throw overboard give the old heave-ho toss kiss goodbye send off throw someone out on their ear give someone their marching orders give someone their cards show the gate to seclude break off carve extirpate usurp break up knock off exsect sever marginalize extract give over close blockade screen beleaguer void abrogate null unsay contradict undo call abandon vacate abort unpublish eradicate gainsay marginalise take away disannul make void dismantle lift counterorder render invalid desert jilt scorn cry off call back refute disdain repel forsake despise unfollow unfriend strike down declare invalid blank out cancel out blue pencil stamp out roll back root out sweep away X out snuff out score trim X-out snip scratch out bleep decontaminate terminate squelch sterilize sanitize clean fence off give someone the brush-off give someone the go-by scoff at break with swear off kick someone in the teeth have nothing more to do with foreswear rebut disprove shed subtract pack up pack in sanitise sterilise explode disaffirm debunk contest discredit challenge renege on back down reel in have change of heart retrograde welsh fall back retreat take in back off eat your words change one's mind recede eat one's words forget it apologise nig go back on change one's tune back out do a U-turn on apologize retrocede draw back row back on withcall backtrack on do an about-turn on declare untrue controvert disconfirm dissent from clean up Tippex out disagree with confute contravene disbelieve shoot full of holes withsay take exception to call on enjoin from shoot down in flames doubt disagree turn thumbs down stand in the way sacrifice bundle off remove by force pack off give the 1-2-3

Verb

To formally bring to an end (at least temporarily)
suspend adjourn arrest delay postpone defer interrupt shelve cease prorogue discontinue intermit pigeonhole break off put off reschedule table disband dissolve prorogate recess terminate withhold hold over mothball put aside bar can check cut short file halt hold hold in abeyance inactivate keep in abeyance omit pink-slip procrastinate protract put in abeyance put on ice quit retard stay stop waive break up bring to an end call a halt to count out hang fire hold off hold up lay off lay over push back put back rule out stave off lay aside put in cold storage put on hold lay on the table put an end to put a stop to put on back burner put on the back burner put on the shelf take a rain check on remit respite continue prolong dismiss sideline freeze put over hold off on carry over stand over tie up slow up put off the evil hour put to one side put off the evil day do later set aside stall detain extend hold back end pause suspend proceedings take five knock off take a break take a breather retain suppress set back give rain check curb cut off restrain break keep slow rise hinder impede take a recess dally give a rain check park reserve hold something in abeyance rearrange reorganize put something on hold hang hold something over cool forestay reprieve be suspended contain be put on hold deny constrain take offline temporise temporize cool it save inhibit keep back cut block lengthen obstruct cancel sever refuse bridle keep hold of repress stifle leave off refuse to pay put on the bank burner put on one side finish let up take a raincheck slow down come to an end reorganise bring to a halt bring to a close bring to a standstill shake drop slow pedal take a rain check call a halt take a breather from call it a day put on a back burner take time out drop it call time take ten dawdle tarry leave to another time linger dillydally loiter lag poke drag one's feet shut up put out of commission pack away decommission put into storage

Verb

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

Verb

To become embroiled or implicated in
mire embroil entangle involve enmesh broil embrangle bog down cling detain ensnare entrap flounder implicate snare stick tangle trap mix up tangle up catch up set back incriminate engage connect inculpate associate concern hook link impute affect draw in drag into stitch up immerse occupy compromise draw expose absorb engross consume preoccupy throw make party to trouble muddle box in obsess lose enthral enrapture enthrall assimilate complicate interest suck get into tie up snarl up wrap up in bear on rope in make a party to implicate in mix up in suck into involve in draw into devote commit busy bother stigmatise relate point the finger at point finger at blame name frame accuse point to bring in pin on finger include charge mean cite stigmatize lay at one's door attend bind distract participate entail enwrap wrap denounce set up fit up indict inform against brand allege criminate rat on arraign grass on attribute blacken the name of impeach pin the blame on defame prosecute stick the blame on hold accountable bring charges point the finger hang something on censure betray attack fault serve summons recriminate sue indict for lay the blame on arraign for falsely incriminate recriminate for tax with prefer charges against impeach for incriminate for prosecute for make accusations about bring to trial for file charges against lodge complaint lay blame on put on trial for lay charges against take to court for lay the blame suck in pull in drag in rope into report do summons inform on point a finger at charge with dob in get someone into trouble drop someone in it summon lay at door reproach slander slur arrest let have it tax complain denunciate libel censure with file claim apprehend blow the whistle fabricate charges against fabricate evidence against convict peg give away lay the blame on someone for assign guilt to attribute to hold accountable for stick on impute blame to hold responsible for blame for try for blow the whistle on attribute liability to hold answerable for condemn for whistle-blow drag into court accuse of drop somebody in it

Verb

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