Đồng nghĩa của hold up

Alternative for hold up

Verb

To impede the work or progress of
impede hinder hamper obstruct inhibit handicap encumber cramp trammel fetter stymie shackle retard hobble clog handcuff manacle interrupt detain interfere interfere with hold back hog-tie short-circuit tie up slow down set back slow up check block curb restrain delay restrict stop embarrass hamstring frustrate thwart baulk foil balk hang up prevent bar constrain arrest slow cumber baffle halt limit cripple forestall stall stand in the way of get in the way throw a spanner in the works of bridle derail throw a monkey wrench in the works of get in the way of bork crimp deter cramp one's style curtail prohibit oppose scupper put a brake on bog down postpone keep back confine spoil scotch ruin debar disrupt stonewall nip in the bud put the kibosh on decelerate defer defeat interdict circumvent snooker suspend entangle put off forbid bind choke withhold repress discomfit crab close off shut off shut down shut out foul up put a stop to put back brake outlaw stay retardate reduce counter mire inconvenience put on hold disappoint tie dash stifle enjoin checkmate weigh down upset outwit avert make late take down choke off hold obviate put paid to neutralise cut off freeze bring to screeching halt screw up taboo give a hard time neutralize be a hindrance to do for louse up ban proscribe slacken disallow veto lessen decrease stunt exclude preclude loiter disadvantage beat suppress rule out moderate regulate leash keep waiting stump confound quash straiten keep embog confuse burden make illegal criminalize nullify entrammel rein in cross drag one's feet remit incommode nobble sabotage back off sandbag cancel put the stopper on put a spoke in someone's wheel contravene overturn faze put an end to forfend throw a spanner in the works lock up discommode control intermit box in nix spike obscure rattle embargo criminalise saddle with shelve put the mockers on chain upset one's apple cart give the run around counteract reschedule inc prevent from making progress discontinue disconcert dam tie-up pause protract put a crimp in circumscribe stave off hold off on prolong prorogue hold over throttle constrict get bogged down set limits on stand in the way impose limits on impair screen complicate monkey with put the brakes on intercept head off pick off take out of play bottleneck overload affect disturb muzzle throw a spoke in the wheel of resist crush catch tamper influence bring to a standstill confront enmesh net ensnare capture put straitjacket on place at a disadvantage throw monkey wrench in drag feet tie down give disadvantage sideline take out put out of commission hold captive clip someone's wings cramp someone's style put at a disadvantage trouble jam conflict charge oppress bother make difficult dash one's hope put the lid on annul render null and void crool overcome negate lick upset the applecart conquer banjax repulse repel blank undo parry mess up counterplot take wind out of sails bury cause setback scuttle get the better of put end to squash beat down invalidate snag cause to wait cause to stay discourage entrap hem in tether temper puzzle dissuade smother mystify pass on place an embargo on put down put a lock on put a stopper in zing bottle up keep lid on put half nelson on gridlock jam up pour cold water on put chill on cool kill cork throw cold water on lag abate diminish bit put on brakes put an stop to hold in stem the flow of keep in ward hold down nonplus quiet qualify procrastinate reef flummox pigeonhole throw a monkey wrench into put on back burner corner hang fire dead-end hold off smash cut back back-water hit the brakes lose speed put the brakes on lose steam let down flaps cut down wind down anchor it bilk traverse root snafu upset the apple cart queer someone's pitch take wind out of give the slip skin play off cook someone's goose spike someone's guns down hesitate loaf falter bog dawdle flag poke let up give the thumbs down to put the chill on declare taboo deny give the red light to deprive censor say no declare illegal debilitate tie one's hands

Verb

To stop, or cause to stop, movement or progress
stop halt check arrest stay stall still catch draw up bring up pull up fetch up curb block interrupt hold back impede inhibit obstruct hamper hinder limit thwart restrain restrict stem pause bring to a standstill freeze nip in the bud end retard frustrate hold terminate prevent suppress cut short brake slow down interfere with bring to an end suspend shut down put a brake on immobilize come to a standstill immobilise delay slow put an end to bar finish put a stop to control baulk fix discontinue bridle drop stifle cease can contain constrain stymie staunch repress withhold circumvent conclude balk regulate bring to a stop wind up knock off pull in hold down come to a stop come to a halt stand still stand in the way of pull the plug on put the kibosh on counter intercept curtail trammel peg fetter forestall encumber shackle hamstring derail keep down mothball set confine cap shelve stonewall put off not move draw to a halt arrive haul up sabotage stand bork stand off reach a standstill park peter out get there fence quit close break elapse foil lapse pass determine rein neutralize expire go die stumble be abandoned break off dead-end wiggle-waggle come to an end waver desist from teeter come to a close be suspended close down leave off blow the whistle on wink out hobble dither put a sock in scruple hesitate shut off draw to a stand let up be over falter balance belay hang back wabble call it a day stagger cut out vacillate be broken off pack in shilly-shally hold at bay whiffle lay off put a cork in stem the flow cut off bring to standstill come to rest break up wobble limp give over pack up draw to a close reduce muffle squelch smother swallow govern moderate fight back bottleneck counteract repulse discourage bottle up choke tame rebuff choke back neutralise checkmate finish off rein in keep in check bring to a halt keep under control slacken pace keep a lid on keep back bite back hold in call a halt to bring to a close put a spoke in someone's wheel play for time stem the flow of adjourn deactivate desist turn back scrub sidetrack brace dam stanch lessen diminish keep shut out decrease dampen debar close out muzzle cool deter gag cancel fail refrain oppose withstand resist give up intermit cut it out culminate back off die down refrain from surcease quit cold turkey call it quits plug clog caulk barricade seal jam clog up blockade block out close up fill up fill subdue pack close off jam up stop up block up stuff hold off choke up bung up block off occlude bung cork handicap avert bottle stopper congest choke off plug up leash measure rule bit harness hold in check straiten gaol detain sit on box up jail put away pin down pull back keep in line tie down keep within bounds rein back keep the lid on hem in guide impound circumscribe direct imprison bring under control have on a tight leash kill crack down hogtie lock up delimit keep in stave off obviate preclude turn aside head off fend off ward off damp let save help prohibit pre-empt disadvise chill scare forfend divert turn off rule out pour cold water on put a damper on talk out of throw cold water on act like a wet blanket

Verb

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

Verb

To persist or remain active, especially in the face of adversity
persist continue last endure remain abide prevail bide perdure survive keep up hold on keep going hold out run on bear up carry on persevere go on linger hold keep on live on stay hang on carry through live tough it out be durable outlast stand go the distance stand up go all the way stay around plug away be left sustain stick it out go the limit hang in there perseverate strive grind exist follow through stick at see through keep at be stubborn be resolute stick at it come through last out tarry chug away dwell stand firm wear well soldier on stick around follow up stick to guns hang in stay the course stay on extend subsist have legs wear down spin out drag on stand your ground recur refuse to go away obtain pursue repeat hang in the air stay round be extant continue to exist remain standing operate run make it stick with it see it through stay fresh hack it stand fast crack on hang tough stay alive cut it make the cut keep remain alive handle hold it weather withstand bear resist cling on never say die outlive stick to be be timeless have no end wear on be long lived ride out lie in wait sweat it reside hold the phone attend hang out do hang around sit tight watch for wear stand wear prove durable stand up to wear resist wear withstand wear push on press on press ahead hammer away peg away stay with something follow something through be tenacious not give up be pertinacious be diligent grind away stop at nothing leave no stone unturned struggle on see something through stick to your guns be persistent last longer than live longer than occur wait lodge be present be in existence hang round hang about stay put endure beyond rest proceed hover hang outstay be alive wait around be the case hold the fort outwear draw out evade death escape death protract be protracted take perpetuate abound be prolonged predominate inhabit maintain stretch out preponderate lie happen be rife cheat death stick be current be prevalent remain alive after cling loiter stay over be rampant be common be customary be established be widespread have life cling to life hold sway live on after hold fast be animate be in this world walk the earth be in effect be in the land of the living have being draw breath be in force be the order of the day live through live out make it through suffer be comfortable be stable live after stretch prolong bear on standby are outride see out breathe reign be supreme hold your own die slowly lengthen get along get by move hold true remain unchanged drag out remain true hold good stay staunch be found pass progress project clutch grasp latch on kick your heels grip keep it up keep a hold on be tough outstand settle stop await dally pause take place advance execute ramble act come about behave deport go ahead comport conduct halt be real be existent be met with be latent perch delay remain behind nest sweat it out put down roots squat bunk lag establish yourself stay out stay behind roost establish oneself plough on fight for your life sustain oneself keep your head above water sustain life keep afloat keep body and soul together exist generally

Verb

Completely disrupt
play havoc with disarrange disorder disorganize disrupt disturb interfere with convulse delay hamper impede obstruct retard slow unsettle upset derange ruin slow down turn upside-down blight cause confusion in cause turmoil in crush dash frustrate mar quash quell spoil throw into confusion throw into disarray throw into disorder undo wreck demolish devastate foul up louse up make a mess of mess up sabotage scotch screw up shatter banjax do in nix queer scupper stymie cruel dish euchre make a hash of put paid to blow a hole in put the kibosh on put the lid on throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of destroy bring to naught impair injure put an end to blow muck up harm undermine thwart smash annihilate cripple end damage hinder foil botch prevent put at risk crool bring to an end put a stop to do for vitiate balls up cook someone's goose upset someone's apple cart scar disfigure nullify stain decay afflict trash disappoint taint endanger put a damper on glitch up hurt imperil jeopardize prejudice threaten be detrimental to bodge be prejudicial to jeopardise be disadvantageous to be deleterious to invalidate compromise confuse jumble discompose muddle disarray dishevel muss defeat overturn subvert rumple shuffle tousle dislocate scramble put off disjoint mix up upset the apple cart stop hash discombobulate tumble throw shake rummage rattle one's cage rattle intrude on break up psych out cut short agitate muddy the waters bollix topple squelch neutralize obliterate eradicate cancel out render ineffective wrack skin abate crimp overreach have cramp impoverish break outsmart outmaneuver neutralise decimate offset raze abolish outmanoeuvre outfox craze overthrow unbuild work against rain on someone's parade make waves bring down torpedo ravage deface blemish tarnish crab flaw endamage mangle blast total defile maim wreak havoc on despoil cross up disable poison weaken desecrate desolate bloody mutilate depress incapacitate diminish block extinguish muller sink baulk squash waste derail curb scuttle restrain dismantle pulverize debase balk nuke pulverise rough up nip in the bud deflate attack subdue lessen reduce suppress deteriorate debilitate counter sully reduce to nothing break down check enervate snooker baffle dilapidate circumvent enfeeble clobber level gut discomfit corrupt checkmate vaporize distort ruinate outwit nobble cream corrode blot halt confound scourge disfeature ravish spoliate shock batter sap ding tweak vaporise knock down tear down pull down scratch put a spoke in someone's wheel cause detriment to bring to ruin make useless be a blot on the landscape take out wrench shake up lay in ruins put the mockers on negate interrupt terminate dampen dispatch lay waste to worsen mess blunt decrease vandalize twist inhibit smother stifle eliminate smirch nick besmirch bust flatten make of no use or value pollute overwhelm spike hit annul handle roughly dump on vandalise do mischief to deplete bend bruise detract warp forestall kill leave in ruins rub out reduce to rubble bring to nothing wreak havoc upon lay waste clean out wipe out leave desolate contravene obviate debar abort bar repel repress deter destabilize unfit devaluate devalue cheapen disqualify repulse parry lose strength blank counterplot cross bury harsh darken put the stopper on take wind out of sails cause setback get the better of put end to stand in the way of upset one's apple cart beat down wound devitalize cloud butcher inconvenience scorch wither touch overshadow bring a note of sadness to cast gloom over cast a gloom upon cast a pall over cast a shadow over throw a monkey wrench into put out of action put out of commission do harm to detract from smash up destabilise take the edge off take the shine off lame hack take the enjoyment out of take the pleasure out of lacerate dismember mangulate cut adulterate expurgate cut up censor bowdlerize plunder depredate sack pillage disgrace amputate cut to pieces tear limb from limb hack up bowdlerise hash up tear apart take apart queer someone's pitch fell dynamite crash take explode smite bomb raze to the ground blow to bits blow sky-high overcome blow to pieces blow up maraud oppose elude beat root traverse bilk hang up halt in its tracks ditch duck run circles around throw monkey wrench in give the slip shake off give the run-around faze skip run rings around throw a spanner in the works disconcert buffalo promote dodge throw a monkey wrench in the works shuffle off juke

Verb

To take something without permission
shoplift filch knock off nick pilfer pocket rob steal thieve burglarise burglarize defraud embezzle heist lift loot pillage pinch snatch swipe take carry off make off with rip off run off with shop steal stick up walk off with purloin misappropriate appropriate hook nip boost snitch plunder remove cop pickpocket keep poach cabbage nab whip trouser liberate peculate snaffle souvenir nobble snavel scrump prig flog glom clifty tief crib bone jack walk ransack kidnap rifle defalcate blag abstract abduct convert cozen swindle withdraw abscond with half-inch help oneself to spirit away take possession of cheat one of take for oneself strip one of run away with be light-fingered go walkies hold for ransom walk away with have one's fingers in the till defraud one of commandeer expropriate seize hijack take over burgle make away with annex arrogate annexe requisition scrounge usurp assume take off borrow make free with skim pluck bag pirate grab preempt help yourself to use without asking confiscate accroach help yourself snare acquire sequester raid palm cart off knock over wrest take away carry away press siphon off rustle sneak steal from relieve impound claim skyjack sequestrate capture attach shanghai disseize distrain poind take hostage lay claim to have sticky fingers reave run off rip-off treat without respect finger dispossess someone of help oneself hustle snipe take illegally use gain possession of simulate derive obtain drain disinherit abscond despoil oust lose withhold con bereave strong-arm clean out turn over plough plow help mooch cheat thieve from deprive of property carjack make claim to take from secure commit fraud put hand in cookie jar demand presume commit white-collar crime have one's hand in the till steal money smuggle encroach intrude hunt take on line one's purse with line one's pockets with dip into the public purse defraud someone of repossess confisticate whisk glom on to possess oneself of moonlight requisition claim unduly whisk off carry spirit whisk away highjack displace elbow in butt in work in grab hold of barge in infringe upon squeeze in cut out clap hands on lay hold of get hands on worm in muscle in hunt illegally fish illegally decoy waylay ransom inveigh lure impress entice coax seduce hold to ransom body snatch take as hostage bundle off take prisoner lay hands on

Verb

Endure
bear up cope embolden encourage endure hearten inspire inspirit manage persevere steel buck up buoy up carry on cheer up chirk up get along get by get on get through muddle along muddle through suffer survive withstand hack it hold out make out soldier on deal with the situation grin and bear it weather the storm animate cheer rally motivate rouse stir invigorate strengthen boost energize exhilarate stimulate envigorate energise reassure spur enliven buoy incite revitalize enhearten gee up revitalise galvanize excite fortify sway instigate goad revivify uplift refresh gladden raise your spirits psych up galvanise elate move comfort vitalize spark push assure fillip arouse brighten incentivize pep up spur on fire up console provoke quicken restore inflame give a shot in the arm to give shot in arm stiffen the resolve of lift fire bolster incentivise nerve brace fare prepare scrape by fend gird shift for oneself elevate give courage perk up revive boost moral ginger up raise someone's spirits make brave liven up make braver give confidence lift the morale of support give pep talk psyche up grit teeth reinforce make up one's mind jack up poise gear up get ready ready psych wind up gear oneself up cause influence persuade enthuse instil incline impress impel instill imbue infuse touch be responsible for urge affect start off commove carry occasion work up fire with enthusiasm set up fire the imagination of give impetus give one an idea spark off get strike endue infect beghast exalt shift cut it make do do crack it scrape along fare all right succeed make ends meet muddle stagger do all right be all right come through deal battle face look after oneself dispatch confront keep one's head above water wrestle contend live make it get a handle on hack weather struggle struggle through handle keep one's end up tussle make it out alive tangle keep the wolf from the door rub along subsist paddle one's own canoe deal with stand on one's own two feet grapple drive empower incentify applaud pique disinhibit impassion build up trigger enforce egg stir up whip up kindle jumpstart activate build cheer on ignite give a boost to reenforce rev up raise boost up pump up nudge praise prick stimulate spiritually lift the spirits of give confidence to boost someone's morale raise the morale of spirit someone up give hope to bield light a fire under prop up brighten up pick up soothe sustain solace give a lift to succour help calm relieve give strength to upraise jazz up succor be a source of strength to ease condole with dynamize be heartened electrify nurture aid intoxicate enrapture assuage allay give condolences to give solace to put zip into commiserate with give sympathy to be a tower of strength to sympathize with alleviate bounce back amp up see someone through bring comfort to lighten transport lift up improve mitigate soften rejuvenate thrill light up wake up make more cheerful liven raise spirits make happier confirm brace up let the sun shine in give a lift snap out of it warm put on top of the world put on cloud nine stiffen spike jump-start vivify make confident renew give courage to reinvigorate ameliorate keep someone going actify juice up prime zap arm goose move to action activize enable innervate zip up charge up exacerbate stoke up promote fan intensify power nourish fuel key up feed pour it on punch up pity delight become lively hot up hold someone's hand boost the morale of be a source of strength give a leg up to boost morale give moral support to be there for untrouble express sympathy tranquilize show fellow feeling to tranquillize express sympathy for express sympathy to show compassion to grow buoyant take a turn for the better tickle charge grip become optimistic become hopeful rise soar give someone a charge evoke fire the enthusiasm of give a buzz get someone going tickle pink give someone a kick assist improve in outlook become livelier take heart take on a new lease of life become more cheerful improve in spirits improve in mood foster keep one going keep you going placate palliate put at ease lighten burden reanimate mollify relax empathize with compose make one feel at ease quiet fears condole pacify salve besoothe make well commiserate

Verb

Give up
waive relinquish renounce abandon surrender yield cede reject give up abdicate abjure disregard drop forsake refuse resign sacrifice defer forgo postpone put aside remit spurn allow delay disclaim disown dispense with do without grant leave neglect prorogue remove renege reserve set aside shelve stay suspend table sign away turn down hand over hold off refrain from turn over put off render lay down deliver cough up turn in part with forfeit abnegate forego concede forswear ignore transfer decline quit give away eschew pass up cut out lose step down from deliver up go without step aside from let go of dismiss repudiate let pass cease stop abstain from desist give over swear off give in opt out let go leave out bail out cast off give miss commit pass skip discard forbear refrain demit vacate resist desert withdraw avoid withgo quitclaim capitulate miss out on let go by pass on bequeath ditch fail to take advantage of yield up shed steer clear of withhold from leave off pack in fold make over bag it give way cast aside pass by back down lay aside desist from give something a miss say goodbye to throw in the towel throw in the sponge close your eyes to forget deny oneself brush aside waste squander convey assign confer disinherit shirk disgorge deny recommend hand entrust consign trust intrust transmit repose delegate vest confide pass something up betray blow spare prostitute withdraw from stand down from separate oneself from sign off divorce oneself from wash hands of turn one's back on shun relegate fork out fork up dispense fritter away expend bypass botch sacrifice something kiss goodbye leave behind pay with be deprived of be stripped of kiss goodbye to abstain disavow submit cast dump communicate vouchsafe abalienate accord remise halt deny yourself restrain from lay off fail to take pass over fail to grasp lose out on let slip drop the ball bow succumb terminate kick come across with sign over fork over not touch stay away from get off rein in forbear from shy from can commend budge blink relent retire cut loose drop out kiss good-bye stand down acquiesce knuckle under cave in concede defeat take the pledge take the oath quit cold turkey drop like hot potato keep off call a halt to skip out on antedate climb down sell out exclude disqualify step down precede knock off resign from back out of drop out of proffer admit defeat cry uncle buckle under pull out hand in despair tender chicken out present bow out comply collapse leave holding the bag leave high and dry leave in the lurch sit out discharge keep from leave alone antecede preexist predate cancel omit eliminate rule out throw out cross out shut the door on dish out allot devolve hand on bestow allocate shell out lay out pay hand down provide pony up ante up hand out apportion distribute pay up furnish parcel out charge pay out dole out place disburse come up with deal out refer offer supply produce alienate mete out commission donate invest depute deed give out alien contribute authorize authorise prorate portion make with chip in stump up appoint spend task feed send administer dispatch share send on settle up put lay deposit award foot the bill pass round pass out hand round lend direct kick in pitch in come across designate set down defray the cost of devote impart appropriate leave with divide put into the hands of send out dispose of disseminate pay for reassign shift bestow on circulate share out mete confer on divvy give to give back turn over to sign something over put in extend volunteer shell something out release give over to divert find will gift make something over to someone stump something up confine outlay put in charge of issue shunt redirect put down finish with let fall channel free render up throw let someone have club together vest in give into the custody of give into the care of unload give into the charge of promise ordain destine engage leave to employ move send on errand hold responsible for send on mission change let have endow lodge set make a contribution make a donation handball escalate give custody of deposit with give custody decentralise pass to pass down decentralize offload get rid of hand to foist fob off be handed down palm off give free rein divide out partition measure give with lot return offer back pin devise demise attorn have a whip-round patronise advance allow to look after let out make trustee loan aid let store patronize put into hands of command show level apply exhibit put in the hands of pertain belong entrust to grant to invest in settle display give oneself over fall victim fold up suffer defeat accept defeat be overwhelmed cry quits lay down your arms break show the white flag come to terms be overcome indulge resign yourself lay down arms be conquered be beaten give up the struggle buckle raise the white flag call it quits saddle burden aim instate target ascribe expose extract broadcast let off drop off unveil repeat spread scoop dish up ladle serve spoon inflict serve up deal cut in disperse parcel lot out divvy up split break up portion out ration out ration admeasure cut measure out divide up carve up slice piece up slice up declare give and take carry relay publish make known retail stream retweet RT provide use of be generous with send forth allow use of fulfil achieve carry out make good on implement live up to fulfill have deliver the goods carry through bear roll out bring forward put forward bring out draw out bring to light

Verb

To come in or join in without being invited
intrude obtrude interfere interlope intermeddle meddle mess nose poke pry snoop butt in encroach bother insinuate intercalate interject interpolate intervene overstep pester muck about muck around barge in chisel in go beyond thrust yourself in push in put your two cents in interrupt horn in interpose muscle in cut in infringe intercede mix in intrude on break in stick your nose in busybody invade intermediate enquire inquire trespass meddle in mediate step in gatecrash tamper impose kibitz arbitrate rush in breeze in storm in negotiate put your oar in interfere in nose into mess with fool with be a busybody get involved stick nose in crash the gates encroach on be nosy about poke your nose in burst in walk in horn in on impede hinder encumber advance molest stickybeak nosy mouse sidewalk-superintend conciliate peek be inquisitive enquire impertinently poke around moderate involve oneself poke about be curious abuse rights chime in mess around dabble in worm in come uninvited reconcile break in on be nosy crash put two cents in meddle with stick your oar in entrench on impinge on poke nose in act as an intermediary inquire impertinently butt in on take a hand stick one's nose in mind someone else's business intrude into thrust bug gossip stir stumble charge shove collide push march in blunder in poke into come sandwich poke nose into disturb spy interfere with watch snook stare peep peer be inquisitive about sneak do some detective work plead walk in on charge in stick one's nose into poke one's nose into speak poke one's face in get into the act put one's two cents in advocate act transgress wander offend stray sin fall err examine inspect force one's way into elbow one's way in on entreat petition supplicate come uninvited to slip into show up uninvited sneak in sneak into poach take action take measures become involved entrench lapse displease violate misbehave penetrate deviate act as honest broker monkey with interpose oneself insinuate oneself involve separate sever divide settle part nose around do wrong by nose in enter without permission interpose yourself involve yourself poke one's nose in come between act as peacemaker put in two cents butt into impose oneself on muscle in on intercede in pry into kibitz on barge into get involved in intervene in tamper with

Verb

To advise as the best course or choice
recommend suggest endorse advocate propose offer advance commend nominate pose proffer proposition table plug prescribe tip tout extol favor favour mention praise present push submit exalt sanction second put forward vouch for approve of big up offer a suggestion put up speak highly of think highly of front for give a tip go on record for speak favourably of speak well of tip off be all for beat the drum for look with favour on stand by big something up put in a good word put in a good word for move propound advise urge introduce tender champion bounce vote counsel come up with name set forth posit adduce float propone raise broach preach bring prefer moot exhort bring forward support promote back make a pitch make a motion spread peddle provide lodge request bid contend state volunteer invite bring up put forth move for proclaim teach put something forward give approve slate extend inculcate instil postulate run something up the flagpole test the popularity of run something up the flagpole to see who salutes encourage instill speak for mount stage cite carry show render discuss hypothesize file project initiate put down for stand up for canvass press promulgate assert yield ask solicit affirm spitball kibitz trot out put steer hypothesise produce speak one's piece lay on the line lay down hold out lay before set out put to hit on lay out press for supply select pick elect choose put on the table put in two cents put on to something put down air ventilate place open harbinger herald bring to somebody's attention get together turn somebody on to give somebody a taste for come out with bring out inform of spring with open up on make somebody aware of bring together

Verb

To substantiate or prove the truth of something
verify confirm substantiate support corroborate prove validate authenticate certify demonstrate establish check evidence show uphold vindicate accredit attest justify ratify warrant argue endorse make sure of settle back up attest to bear out testify to make certain of double-check vouch for demonstrate the truth of show beyond doubt show to be true bear witness to give credence to give weight to lend weight to give force to pin down suss out affirm document sustain guarantee assert indicate witness back manifest declare approve give substance to exhibit vouch evince avouch testify give proof of maintain ascertain aver swear determine expose avow defend reveal present display ensure insure reinforce make evident advocate state illustrate assure bespeak proclaim asseverate stand by show clearly bolster circumstantiate be evidence of denote buttress legitimize second profess check out claim showcase legitimise explain rationalize contend rubber-stamp seal make sure rationalise announce pronounce make clear betoken register bear witness stick up for sanction signify acknowledge swear to allege mark elucidate account for okay answer for protest reenforce insist shore up strengthen express provide evidence of check up complete ostend lay down purport point out be proof of say expound espouse stand up for secure show once and for all flag up predicate clinch cinch ice guaranty make plain make known submit proof submit evidence establish evidence produce evidence produce proof nail down sew up set the seal on witness to do justice to give evidence argue for give substance to the fact that lock on witness to the fact that demonstrate the truth lock up reassure yourself authorize represent authorise crosscheck qualify reflect underscore feature back something up underpin enforce prove to be genuine constitute bear something out connote designate communicate recognize formalize constitute evidence ground project prescribe note point be responsible for vow speak for give assurance of show the truth of subscribe constitute proof objectify realise actualize realize test debunk reify try agree make out adduce clarify lay bare lay out invoke be a sign of be a monument to find sign off on notify adjure stand bail for be liable for go bail for emphasize assert under oath emphasise give proof provide evidence try on try out give nod check on declare true double check fix result develop convince discover recognise formalise asservate countersign consent to agree to approve of assent to reassure hold admit lock in have a lock on set put on ice know for certain add up extenuate rubber stamp notarize sign and seal depose to promote champion encourage have a case excuse throw one's weight behind signal rehabilitate refute disculpate confute whitewash shield guard disprove protect see to it make certain countenance legalize legitimatize provide be supportive of offer grounds for legalise legitimatise clear effect see be sure to plead for set out arrange hold up one's end hold to give one's support to stick by come to the defence of give one's backing to side with show just cause for provide a rationale for show to be reasonable prove to be reasonable do not forget to satisfy oneself give an explanation for speak in favor of make good on give a justification for make allowances take care give reasons for give grounds for show cause be answerable for be in no doubt commit promise pledge contract make safe spell out constitute proof of constitute evidence of get across clear up notice check off specify disclose point to betray intimate point at suggest draw attention to highlight convey point toward identify imply refer to allude to uncover impart give away mention detail call attention to record read describe tell of be an indication of explicate illuminate spotlight demystify delineate simplify signpost unriddle flag underline advert show us tell us remind of bring up mean spell stipulate interpret symbolize evoke speak infer discuss point up make obvious define symbolise construe characterize characterise enlighten unravel tell untangle throw light on put across break down go into detail draw a picture of run over give the details of flesh out gesture towards bare direct divulge furnish make manifest accentuate focus put the accent on measure advertise advertize result from disport shew air unveil touch on direct attention to broadcast pinpoint pick up on insinuate depose predict label stamp promulgate publish brandish contain foretell tag exclaim address ask hint cite accost engage mount appear sing token point something out be symptomatic of hint at add up to smack of serve as evidence of be a symptom of initial give evidence of watermark sign finger give facts say so name write teach give one's word cross one's heart swear up and down annotate educate put into words unscramble diagram spell it out shed light set the scene enunciate make intelligible guide put in plain English disentangle defog express in words paint a picture report decode translate put in plain words give an explanation of brief unfold resolve put it on record formulate explicitize summarize analyse decipher explicitise analyze shed light on summarise allegorize gloss make simple sort out straighten out clear the air about get something straight make perfectly clear clear the air bring home sum up get over show and tell

Verb

To ambush
bushwhack attack assault assail strike storm charge beset rush trash sic sick raid ambush surprise waylay turn on jump on set on descend on pounce on set upon descend upon pounce upon go in on tear into fly at pitch into light into round on beat up on go at set at lie in wait for invade lay into hit fall on besiege lace into blitz set about beat fall upon let someone have it pummel swoop on pound thrash paste surprize wallop aggress belabour mug ambuscade bust belabor jump blast sail into trap beat up work over pummelled let fly at get stuck into strike at launch oneself at make a raid on attempt to capture have a go at beat the living daylights out of launch an attack on make an assault on take by storm batter bash hammer clip punch bop biff slam clock lambaste slog knock about do over ensnare boff rough up knock around bat capture entrap give someone a beating smite wade into nail box smash advance on lie in wait come at launch an attack make an onslaught on lay a trap for lash out at march into terrorize duff up terrorise overrun accost overcome shoot down maltreat impugn charge at run at encounter weigh into have at go for hit out at infiltrate penetrate blindside take pounce descend set in on make a foray on make a sortie on go in conduct an offensive on take down surge into take on surge over abuse potshot excoriate lambast tackle castigate scathe vituperate savage open fire on harry bombard afflict devastate dive into sally lay into someone set upon someone fall upon someone make an assault make an attack fall on someone assault someone deal a blow to deal a blow bomb torpedo rob march on foray into swoop down upon sally forth fire on make inroads on thump catch wade in bang knock smack belt prowl stop slink approach lay for stick up lay in wait for lurk skulk clobber thwack crack rap slap whack buffet clout slug drub cudgel cuff welt sock deck tan swipe chin rain blows on whomp whale zap clap slosh bonk lam tag swat bob bludgeon tonk quilt dong swinge bam give someone a drubbing give someone a good drubbing wham give someone a hiding lay one on bump give someone a good beating take out plant one knock into the middle of next week give someone a good hiding stick one on hook take by surprise set trap dry gulch set an ambush for attack by surprise hurt harm overwhelm kick bean boot bother larrup brain harass blister cook whop stab club assault physically chop down knock cold knock block off duff someone up knock for a loop turn to violence lay siege to pelt flog whip lash baste lunge at lash out strike out lick birch paddle hit out strike out at maul leap lace lather whup hide tromp pommel switch whap slate thresh fib curry bung up punch out mess up cane fill in plug do lunge converge on close in on manhandle pulverize brutalize brutalise swoop beat someone up dive surround spring mistreat pulverise thud bound spring on break bruise surge dash take a pop at drive punish encircle bash up beat to a pulp jump down someone's throat bite someone's head off fly leap at threaten injure let fly jump at pull a gun on steal from berate thrash about flail around kick in steam take a swing give somebody a beating weigh into someone wade into someone sucker-punch knock down cosh crown blow dot floor flay king-hit welly flail tap flagellate strap search ram spank chastise hang one on hit hard mash drum lose one's temper with roughhouse beat hollow battle mishandle lay about snap at thrust ill-treat come close to move in on slap around get at fire at make a raid lurch burst launch at rush at spring at rush upon go after wreck lacerate disable disfigure maim contuse cripple lame deface mutilate mangle aim blows at come closer to draw nearer to draw near to move closer to press on towards move close to dash against swing pitch make for launch oneself move suddenly appear arrive draw near bear down on drop in come in force show up arrive in hordes turn up jostle worry leap on take unawares swarm around hustle pester mob crowd around hassle crowd round dive at grab drop snatch seize dart bound at crash swoop down on attack suddenly catch off-guard drop down on make a grab for seize upon blockade beleaguer invest encompass confine enclose leaguer environ block off congregate shut in shut off hem in siege work on hedge in come at from all sides

Noun

A temporary difficulty or problem
hitch catch snag difficulty problem check delay hold-up trouble hindrance obstacle impediment stoppage block complication interruption issue obstruction setback barrier drawback gimmick glitch gotcha hassle hazard joker pitfall uphill headache hiccup mishap stumbling block booby trap bug discontinuance hang-up holdup land mine snafu tangle spanner in the works monkey wrench in the works blow upset disappointment misfortune reversal knock defeat whammy bummer body blow bit of trouble reverse kick in the teeth one in the eye adversity hardship lapse mischance knock-back reverse of fortune piece of bad luck stroke of bad luck reversal of fortune tragedy misadventure disaster calamity failure ill sorrow grief bad luck downfall impasse hurdle encumbrance blunder bad experience discouragement handicap inconvenience holdback slip inefficacy trammel disadvantage error crimp miscalculation bafflement cramp mistake bitter pill catch-22 monkey wrench fly in the ointment rebuff comedown foil bottom regress unfortunate development slowdown backset bath about-face regression flip-flop double whammy drawing board whole new ballgame catastrophe burden trial tribulation affliction accident debacle worry misery woe frustration bad break ill luck contretemps casualty cross loss distress anxiety drag shock infelicity hard luck ill fortune tough luck rotten luck cataclysm crunch visitation bar restraint limitation annoyance deterrent restriction curb unluckiness vicissitude fetter balk inhibition harm letdown unpleasantness baulk bad news nuisance non-success pain interference manacle stop chain clog albatross ordeal unluck discomfort dole breakdown cross to bear hard time washout collapse flop let-down bother mess trauma foundering shackles embarrassment let brake facer cumber misfire suffering nonsuccess haplessness lack of success pickle botheration failing unfortunateness undoing vexation hard times untowardness downside detriment bane travail car crash curse disillusionment anticlimax travails unfortunate incident impedance botch abortion miss misfiring stricture gridlock miscarriage defect hampering dilemma barricade rub crisis blockage disbenefit millstone hamper non-fulfilment plight quandary road block rout predicament jolt unhappiness thwarting wretchedness disgruntlement struggle torment perplexity buffet tough break raw deal worriment bugbear hot water hurt ruin anguish scourge sadness scrape mishappening straits persecution plague care crucible flaw fault circumvention bust aggravation fiasco disturbance grievance dud malfunction cumbrance unsuccessfulness load weakness fail clunker fizzle bottleneck baggage evil fortune evil chance knot prevention blockade faux pas shackle retardation retardment stack-up total crack-up pileup fender-bender smashup wrack-up bomb turkey minus wall cropper irritation puzzle puzzler clinker jam-up to-do damp squib sticking point severe test trying time ball and chain coming to nothing millstone around your neck fizzling out upheaval falling through betrayal rotten break devil's own luck hard cheese bathos downturn catastrophy case decline deflation heartache wait nightmare jar injury dissatisfaction bringdown dismay challenge stumbling stone agony constraint lock sabotage intervention down detention detainment control matter excruciation torture rack stone in one's path stroke of ill luck ill chance damage foot dragging excess baggage blip big trouble casus befalling mismanagement perversion chagrin fix spot unseen problem unpredictable outcome prohibition tie disablement impairment disorder wrong roadblock downer oppression wronging holding pattern bombshell surprise trap gremlin anomaly kink ruination gauntlet irk irritant thorn gantlet peeve fire pest exasperation aggro ruffle rear ender tight spot the rub commotion tumult thunderbolt dead weight red tape rear-ender ill-fortune smash collision fluke trick buttress rein aborting snare rigor rigour hair shirt heartbreak calvary conundrum ploy con dodge wile boo-boo offense prejudice dire straits offence ill-treatment disservice break bridle shipwreck lemon insufficiency miscarriages hard knock rainy day something wrong loser mischief circumscription restrainer safeguard damper traffic jam joker in the pack spontaneous abortion still birth non-starter lead balloon non-achiever no-hoper frost dead loss condition harness bad trot rude awakening source of distress bolt from the blue bolt out of the blue blight blocking spoiling foiling evil nemesis repulse strain turnabout vanquishment conquering cancer stopping countering canker problems pains labor awkwardness labour stress scotching forestalling derailment checking baulking dashing quashing crushing pestilence strenuousness strife laboriousness arduousness struggling poison crippling hindering curbing snookering baffling stifling ado toil pressure preventive nonfulfillment scuppering nonfulfilment contravention unfulfillment painfulness hangup dolour bump misstep fall disincentive balking jam imbroglio weight exigency question dispute crash bungle discomfiture habit count squeeze doubt disagreement hash nonperformance implosion mental burden trials and tribulations mountain to climb negative aspect point at issue can of worms disputed point nonachievement rejection box teething trouble false step balls-up foul-up screw-up breaking down

Noun

In traffic, any narrowing of the road, especially resulting in a delay

Noun

The action of taking property unlawfully from a person or place by force or threat of force
robbery theft stealing larceny burglary thievery embezzlement mugging fraud raid filching pilfering pillage plunder shoplifting steaming break-in hold-up housebreaking looting misappropriation depredation heist smash-and-grab stick-up swindle swindling blag rapine rip-off snatch spoliation breaking and entering caper felony hit holdup job nicking purse-snatching stickup home invasion unlawful act robbing thieving purloining dacoity peculation defalcation smash and grab crime pilferage appropriation expropriation steal smash-and-grab raid snatch and run pinch ram raid annexation vandalism score deprivation extortion cheating hustle lift piracy racket snitch filch fleece defrauding rapacity plundering ransacking sack attack assault devastation sacking raiding marauding rape ravaging pillaging despoliation despoiling laying waste armed robbery pinching ravin forced entry reaving incident destruction pocketing despoilment swiping lifting touch half-inching harrying banditry sting second-story work stripping plagiarism seizure violence lawlessness ruination ruin purse-snatch bag-snatch ambush trespass loss blagging thievishness swoop ravishing raping losing mislaying snaffling skimming abstraction damage ravages raids wreckage five-finger discount misapplication misuse white-collar crime nobbling whipping burglarizing wasting desolation desecration disappearance monkey business siphoning off ripping off misuse of funds trespassing stealing money safecracking housebreak prowl breaking in acts of destruction break and entry aggravated burglary owl job booty loot swag spoil spoils prize taking