Đồng nghĩa của knock off

Alternative for knock off

Verb

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

Verb

To steal
rob burglarise burglarize burgle knock over rip off appropriate embezzle filch lift loot nick pilfer pinch plunder purloin ransack relieve rifle steal steal from take off thieve make off with take swipe heist misappropriate snitch snaffle nab walk off with whip liberate hook half-inch pocket glom run off with tief carry off nobble abscond with walk away with blag snavel help oneself to crib bone shoplift nip snatch boost run away with abstract trouser pillage peculate defalcate take for oneself cabbage cop scrump clifty souvenir raid scrounge requisition go walkies walk stick up hold up take possession of remove poach pluck skim swindle commandeer make away with help yourself borrow help yourself to have one's fingers in the till snare annex expropriate reave jack palm annexe siphon off defraud make free with use without asking kidnap abduct sack bag despoil seize pickpocket spoil flog spirit away have sticky fingers shop steal help oneself run off arrogate finger keep take illegally thieve from plough help plow use convert cozen cheat one of defraud one of prig be light-fingered hold for ransom strip one of withdraw rip-off acquire hijack lose drain disinherit abscond withhold con bereave strong-arm oust take over simulate derive obtain usurp assume line one's purse with defraud someone of line one's pockets with commit fraud cheat dip into the public purse put hand in cookie jar commit white-collar crime steal money have one's hand in the till hustle snipe sneak take from do stiff turn over mug break into steam strip maraud devastate ravage fleece prey smash and grab foray prowl pirate gut rape moonlight requisition grab depredate loft salvage lay waste forage kip burn spoliate preempt confiscate accroach sequester cart off wrest take away carry away press rustle impound claim skyjack sequestrate capture attach shanghai disseize distrain poind take hostage lay claim to treat without respect dispossess someone of gain possession of clean out mooch deprive of property carjack make claim to secure demand presume smuggle encroach intrude hunt take on repossess confisticate whisk glom on to possess oneself of 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

To cease to perform a specified action
discontinue drop quit abandon break can cease end give up halt lay off of stop break off break up cut off cut out desist from give over lay off leave off shut off achieve complete conclude desist eliminate finish leave pack up succeed surcease down tools head off pack in stop work call it a day terminate refrain from wind up forgo suspend renounce let up bring to an end kick close call a halt to abstain from elapse dead-end wink out relinquish lapse expire put an end to interrupt pass determine belay forbear from put a stop to swear off wrap up call it quits have done with axe cut short eschew do without avoid ax bring to a halt consummate come to an end sew up pack it in pull the plug on resign from jack in keep from withdraw die go forbear withhold from abstain not continue pause forsake cancel scrap dispense with scrub crown close out round out round off wrap ultimate finish off bring to a close top off forswear ditch refrain ignore get off refuse pull out of get out of shun finalize intervene abolish dissolve restrain oneself from stop oneself from nip something in the bud cut accomplish discharge culminate yield kill kick the habit finalise scratch carry out get done quit cold give something the chop knock something on the head back out of check abort shut down be over set the seal on clinch call off settle put the lid on put to bed kick over give a rest draw to a close close off prevent block withhold keep stand down from chuck adjourn recess disrupt set aside bring to a stop lay aside hold back obstruct bring to end cut it out get on the wagon hang it up take the cure jack it in throw in the towel forlet stop trying throw in the sponge put the kibosh on resign not do call a stop to resolve interfere with cut into disturb say goodbye to break into hold back from give something up pull the plug end up sunder get shot of put paid to dispose of wind down get shut of wind something up nip in the bud annul switch off curb prevent oneself from prevent yourself from keep off not give in to forego cease to indulge in abjure go without reject stop doing lie by leave alone spell rest resist the temptation to jack something in drop out of waive abate snub carve isolate exsect sever exclude marginalize extirpate extract usurp remove overlook oust excise delete come to a stop die away come to a halt come to a standstill fizzle out fade away peter out turn your back on divorce rescind part with cry off withdraw from throw up eighty-six retire from revoke finish with dust off part from wipe out remit jilt shelve break with shake sacrifice write off repeal forget about forfeit cut dead take away take out marginalise bring down curtain cinch draw to close put a period to fold hang up come to a close shutter carry through bring to fruition come to a conclusion bring to a conclusion round up perform effectuate put into effect execute put lid on put the tin lid on fold up put finishing touch on put the finishing touch to polish polish off mop up take care of put away clean up fulfill call a day button down perfect cap fulfil top it off intermit phase out get rid of do away with separate interpose disunite disconnect disjoin dissever part bag it blow off steer clear of preclude skip shirk resist pass up stay away from bypass back off from sidestep dodge avert shrink from restrain from break the habit of rein in shy from hold off check out from escape from kibosh skip out on call it quits on skirt surcease from surrender discard abdicate repudiate disavow abnegate disclaim dump decline disown step down from deny chuck in renege cast aside cast off give in concede defeat cede give a wide berth to bow out of step aside from retract spurn recant desert drop out despair deny yourself not touch vacate renege on exit abandon hope evade escape divorce oneself from give something a miss have nothing to do with back out wash hands of junk jettison throw out leave out call a halt gainsay lose heart disaffirm stop oneself restrain fight shy of inhibit arrest sit out retire give up on stop participating in walk out on get out pull out hand over wash your hands of depart from bail out demit bow out bin shed recall toss pass on call omit unsay foreswear unload manage without throw off release cashier rebut shuck off throw away disallow pull bag neglect abstract oneself weasel out of walk away from refuse to acknowledge walk out of back off shake off opt out disengage bail step down throw over pass by turn one's back on negate get around steer clear move from sell out stop participating sign away have nothing more to do with lose hope quash throw something up turn away from capitulate admit defeat be beaten concede give up hope come off turn aside from lift go cold turkey wash one's hands of bridle decline to restrain oneself restrain yourself go easy fail walk off walk out disregard betray take the count wriggle out make one's exit separate oneself from sign off turn over elude contravene turn back on refuse to accept pass over brush aside relieve immolate take the pledge be temperate go on the wagon avoid doing stay disengage from secede recede from detach yourself pull back absent oneself scratch from detach forget endure dispense give the elbow give someone the big E give someone the air end relations with bin off give someone the push disinherit contradict stop using close down die down quit cold turkey disdain duck raise retreat give notice stay clear of let well enough alone have no truck with shy shy away from keep clear of shuffle out of finesse scape stop having keep away from throw stay away stave off make up for nullify obviate ward off impede counterbalance withstand prohibit neutralise hinder fend off circumvent neutralize help counteract anticipate depart turn defect tergiversate apostatize tergiverse fast fence-sit starve constrain spare deny oneself get by without get along without render needless antedate brush off bail from go away from break off with clear out from disappear from run along from take off from be gone from abscond from be done with exit from set out from absent oneself from postpone erase disburden fling away loose one's hold on fling off let go unhand loosen one's hold on toss over apostacize become invalid run out vanish become void trail off dwindle fade become obsolete disappear go by tail off stay neutral sit on one's hands give the go by not take sides refute go back on word renig welsh impugn worm out of disconfirm negative disacknowledge precede preexist predate antecede quitclaim leave in the lurch render miss out on leave holding the bag leave high and dry toss out put out to pasture deep-six throw aside cast lose exorcize shuck exorcise take back apprehend extradite deliver bring to justice bring to trial dishearten sadden despond

Verb

Stop work
break clock off close shop finish work finish working halt pause rest stop stop work break off finish leave work shut down take a break take five finish the working day have a breather call it a day adjourn take a breather suspend recess discontinue break up suspend proceedings prorogue end stay terminate pigeonhole dissolve prorogate take time out take a recess let up rise take ten be suspended be put on hold shake put on hold sideline drop it drop call time cease have a break come to a standstill desist ease off ease up wind up finish off take time off postpone interrupt delay defer shelve put off hold over put back mothball table continue respite remit put over hold in abeyance lay on the table bring to an end curb hold up hold back restrain come to an end hold off put on ice call a halt put in cold storage take a rain check on put on the back burner take a rain check call a halt to relax come up for air take a rest put your feet up cut short arrest intermit reschedule put aside disband check lay aside put a stop to hold something in abeyance cut cancel sever leave off cut off withhold bring to a halt bring to a close bring to a standstill put in abeyance bar file retard waive quit hold pink-slip omit procrastinate inactivate protract can keep in abeyance take a breather from put on a back burner hang up rule out stave off lay over push back lay off count out hang fire do less put an end to put on back burner put on the shelf slacken release abate take a breath relent slow down relax one's efforts

Verb

To beat in a contest
best beat defeat conquer overcome triumph over trounce prevail over put away rout take down beat up cream crush drub floor overthrow overwhelm subdue take care of thrash total trash vanquish whip wipe the floor with blast deck demolish knock out KO lick shut down smash wallop waste wipe out bulldoze clobber lambaste master shoot down tan wax checkmate humble put in their place quell whomp annihilate blow away blow out dispatch edge out flatten outfight overbear overmatch overpower slaughter subjugate unseat upend upset win against blow out of the water put in the shade run rings around tank undo pip at the post top outplay outclass outperform surpass better transcend outdo get around surmount exceed get break excel get the better of go one better than outshine skunk take do better than knock over stop stuff own murder make mincemeat of bury paste shellac hammer pound destroy crucify pulverize massacre marmalize bring someone to their knees pulverise beat hollow defeat utterly give someone a drubbing take to the cleaners turn inside out win a resounding victory over give someone a pasting worst smoke smother whup trim whop whap dust bomb tromp skin snow under kill overrun steamroller settle bash pommel win lather swamp bust walk over cook one's goose fix one's wagon defeat someone heavily give someone a hiding wipe off the mat run circles around mop up take apart quash suppress repress dominate subject control reduce pacify hegemonize overturn subordinate overshadow throw prevail finish torpedo stagger immobilize overawe shellack blank stretch dumbfound immobilise be victorious over gain mastery over beat down bear down take out gain a victory over render incapable gain control over bowl over render powerless render helpless shut off roll over lay one out get the upper hand over knock the stuffing out of dispose of

Verb

(of an institution or organization) To establish or originate
found establish set up start begin launch form initiate originate institute create develop inaugurate bring into being pioneer constitute instal install get going incorporate organise organize assemble enact start up come up with construct devise float bring about come out with conceive of innovate set in motion concoct contrive cook up engineer introduce kick off open open up put in motion put together scheme set off set out start off throw together turn out actualize author brew bring into existence bring on bring to pass catalyse catalyze craft design draw up dream up effectuate father formulate generate get underway hammer out hatch induct invent kick something off knock together knock up machinate make make up put up start out throw up cause to be commence conceive cultivate endow fabricate fashion fire up give rise to inculcate instigate issue ordain produce run up structure usher in activate compose do forge mould mold plant shape ring in settle up start the ball rolling build manufacture model work frame erect cast draw coin hammer discover pound stamp sculpt beat plan complete project sculpture confect spawn synthesize beat into shape improvise cobble together jam whip up rig up rustle up synthesise revolutionize spearhead modernize modernise revolutionise malleate paint arrange for sketch hew carve consummate fix cut pattern outline set perfect finish trace plot provide piece rear raise invoke draw on block out prepare fix together ready imagine mastermind mint find knock out piece together eke out yield patch together whip out implement fit together beget effect churn out render cobble up come upon execute wing think up fake toss off bear fangle improve ad-lib envision hit on rig jury-rig play it by ear brainstorm fly by the seat of one's pants spark make do think on one's feet fake it fix up rely on your wits do off the top of your head punt improvisate dash off improv do offhand slapdash trigger actuate cause get under way trigger off put in place turn on kick-start set going embark on switch on incite get off the ground engender prompt energize drive stimulate enter into enter upon energise lay the foundations of operate provoke set the ball rolling inspire precipitate animate stir up lead to spark off move lead off lay the first stone of fall to strike into get off touch off embark upon crank up take up result in kindle induce trip mobilize initialize occasion bring foster propel run sow the seeds of make active get things rolling get the ball rolling lead the way initialise get cracking on get the show on the road mobilise get in operation galvanize get functioning get working motivate bring in elicit kickoff promote bow breed break new ground blaze a trail give birth to affect be the cause of translate into launch into set about go about enter on galvanise break the ice get down to call up contribute to foment evolve power up abet trailblaze ignite put on boot up impel stir undertake tackle take the lead in arouse rally rouse blaze prod attempt lay the first stone instate make possible manage start ball rolling spur evoke enkindle intro engage enable crank get going on jump into set a trend endeavour to do carry out take part in lay the cornerstone of bring forth commit to be the mother of get ball rolling devote oneself to be at the bottom of make for go out in front embark get show on road be the father of address oneself to jump-start concentrate on make the first move get something off the ground endeavor to do get something going rev up break in engage in lead the way for deal with take on get to grips with invest settle rev necessitate debut be off be on your way take off present flick on actify make happen take out of mothballs enter unveil pose set on be conducive to admit jumps-tart convene raise the curtain apply put into operation start on roll out bring out excite bring forward phase in be the inventor of get going with burst into break into break the seal interact with bring up the curtain on parent patent procreate take action on put in get feet wet commence on set the ball rolling on break the ice on get started log on put in gear set down set forth colonise colonize explore pique impassion jumpstart inspirit knock down connect set an example be the first light the way be in the vanguard materialize realise secure realize germinate materialise exercise exhilarate encourage give pave the way wake up buoy push map out expedite mean switch something on lay the groundwork on prepare the way for take the lead on show the way show the way on lay the groundwork for take the lead take the initiative in push the envelope push-start boost bump-start portend foreshadow stage restart pick ferment arrange orchestrate signal announce herald give notice of show in choreograph deliver blueprint wind up boot reboot lead head equip make arrangements for get up mount coordinate initiate things break ground precede antecede mark the start of work up set in perform set something moving get something moving start something functioning start something operating set something going come into existence make a start on come into being hit the ground running get down to business scratch the surface ring up the curtain on go ahead get weaving on get cracking get weaving get one's feet wet tear into get stuck into lay the foundation front smooth the path of pave the way for set the scene for open the door to clear the way for open the way for allow to happen shoulder accept assume boss captain command gather muster marshal circulate handle make a start take the initiative take the first step prepare the way be in the van quarterback be in the vanguard of lead the way in trail-blaze be in the forefront of persuade be in the front line of blaze the trail helm run things guide be in the van of direct be the driving force behind influence get the jump on shepherd militarise call to arms get ready militarize make ready marshall approach endeavour essay try contract meet commit oneself to set out with follow through with commit yourself to be responsible for become involved in go for answer for take forward have a crack at have a hand in commit yourself have a go at set about with address oneself have a try at take over fall into take the plunge agree to move into go in for endeavor take upon yourself give something a whirl take upon oneself venture on participate in go into venture into commit oneself try out make a run at hazard take on oneself have a stab at volunteer oneself to take responsibility for have a shot at break through

Verb

To consume a liquid
swill guzzle drink quaff swig imbibe drain gulp swallow consume neck slurp sup down knock back gulp down hoist hoover sip slug bevy bevvy chug belt down pound down put away slug down swill down scarf down toss off bend the elbow toss down pour down your gullet scarf ingurgitate snarf sink drink up polish off lap gobble suck tipple snarf down wolf eat devour ingest scarf up belt bib bolt snarf up finish off partake of indulge booze kill slosh inhale drink down take shift wolf down hit the bottle dispose of chugalug glug finish tope nip absorb gorge partake wash down toss scoff get down get outside of eat up dissipate thirst gargle irrigate sop carouse wet whistle liquor up stuff dispatch drop dispose gobble up lap up feast on take to the bottle get one's laughing gear round stuff down tuck in tuck away take in chow down gorge oneself on sponge toast attack empty have hit murder soak up wassail munch englut tank up nurse drink alcohol chomp get outside feed on demolish take a drop crack a bottle scoff down tuck into lush up knock a few back choke down drink like a fish get tanked up snack on bend one's elbow put down pull on stuff one's face cram in knock something back toss something off draw chow wash something down with take a drink siphon draft swash draught sway lick up gormandize engorge slop put back toss back taste sample spoon wash up clean out raise a few assimilate ram down glut cram choke gasp skol destroy engulf pour bolt down take over swallow up raven gormandise take strong drink wet one's whistle extract drink slowly savor savour syphon suction suckle soak drain one's glass have a drink go on the piss get plastered get drunk go on a binge hit the booze get soused drink in gollop nibble gorb manducate feed snack graze on meal on stuff one's face with pig oneself on mow down overdrink overindulge sot force down take alcohol throw back swallow down pack away shovel down nosh pig out on cram down gobble down stuff oneself with pig out champ get stuck into make short work of gorge on chew eat greedily eat hungrily overeat pack Hoover digest make a pig of oneself eat like a horse devour greedily gorge oneself with stuff your face binge-eat eat heartily eat quickly swallow hurriedly guzzle down fill gluttonize gourmandize satiate jam cloy congest binge jade eat voraciously blimp out dine delight in lunch breakfast munch on have supper eat between meals have breakfast dine on have tea pick at lunch on tuck on have lunch have dinner breakfast on ruminate bite masticate feast upon feed one's face peck at pork out on dig in

Verb

To rest or engage in an enjoyable activity so as to become less tired or anxious
relax unwind rest laze repose lounge chill idle loll luxuriate loaf unbend bask play recline decompress de-stress flop lollop slump unlax chill out ease off ease up entertain oneself let up loosen up sit back slack off slow down take it easy wind down amuse oneself be calm breathe easy collect oneself compose oneself cool off enjoy oneself have a break kick back let your hair down let yourself go lie down lighten up make less tense settle back simmer down sit around stay loose stop work take a break take a breather take one's time take time off take time out veg out be at leisure hang loose let it all hang out let oneself go make oneself at home make yourself at home mellow out put one's feet up take your ease do nothing feel at home take ten put your feet up take one's leisure calm down settle down take five cool it stop pause break off quieten down stretch out settle come up for air take a rest mellow quiet down sprawl cool down lie unbutton control oneself regain one's composure chillax nap get hold of oneself stop worrying control yourself get your act together get a grip on yourself get a hold of yourself outspan break sleep lie back slacken calm yourself keep cool compose yourself become calm lounge around pull oneself together get a grip drowse slumber calm do less stand down become peaceful lie about couch restrain oneself hose down go easy pull in one's horns have a rest spread out laze around sit down go to bed take one's ease take a chill pill become calmer steady oneself become quieter slacken off be good behave soothe pacify destress put your head down catch a few 'z' s catch forty winks become less restless stop paying attention snuggle down stabilize dawdle bum quieten slow become less formal become informal daydream hang out take things easy let one's hair down quiesce turn off stone stay put up stabilise switch off stretch be quiet be still recess quiet pipe down keep your shirt on soften refresh sunbathe be less active take some time off tarry sojourn breathe recuperate suspend proceedings stop briefly keep one's shirt on recover one's composure play it cool regain one's self-control come back down to earth keep one's head lay back recover one's self-control lay down adjourn doze catch one's breath milden mollify have a breather have time out rest upon sun warm oneself snooze lie upon lodge sweeten be supine stop for a breath toast yourself warm yourself sun oneself desist retire slouch toast oneself swim in catnap be recumbent be prostrate stretch oneself out siesta lean back be prone be stretched out turn in zizz kip slack release abate cease relax one's efforts hold back take a breath relent lie by put feet up be at ease refresh yourself refresh oneself be comfortable let down take a nap take life easy nod off have a snooze have a nap have forty winks get some kip take a siesta get some shut-eye have a kip get control of oneself lie still catch some Zs have a siesta have a spell snatch forty winks recharge one's batteries

Verb

To make a false show or pretense of
simulate pretend feign affect sham act counterfeit fake assume bluff dissemble imitate profess put on reproduce fabricate ape borrow cheat concoct copy create crib deceive disguise do equivocate exaggerate favor favour feature fence invent lie lift mirror misrepresent parrot pass for phoney phony pirate play playact pose prevaricate resemble steal suggest act like act out conjure up do like gloss over mock up take off do a take-off give the appearance of make believe go through the motions of put on an act forge falsify replicate mimeo impersonate carbon defraud mimic Xerox delude coin mint stat dupe clone ditto plagiarize phony up go like make like make money circulate bad money bootleg poach rip off infringe the copyright of plagiarise nick pinch dissimulate masquerade play-act posture make out put up a front put it on put on a front make a pretence of echo emulate front represent let on parody mock adopt mime play possum make-believe make a show of claim follow purport contrive malinger devise mislead whitewash repeat kid depict embody show copycat play at portray pretend to be make up shuck and jive duplicate put on a false front make as if allege reflect imagine caricature spoof stonewall cloak veil mask conceal hide fool sucker manufacture camouflage construct take on design image personate epitomize personify typify epitomise illustrate pose as put on airs four-flush monkey travesty masquerade as dress up pass off cover up do a bit send up profess to be make out like put up a smoke screen follow suit trump up act as if follow the example of let on like do an impression of pass oneself off as play the part hoax pull strike pretend to have posture as seem to be aspire to profess to have satirize exhibit burlesque lampoon do a number scheme orchestrate lay it on thick swing the lead assume the role of affect the role of guy display put up a front of stage fake it match scratch copy fraudulently transcribe trace ham play to the gallery put on a pretense suppose develop parallel mess hoke satirise reiterate become aspire jive fish jazz fudge cozen hoodwink beguile lay on symbolise signify exemplify glass symbolize double correspond daydream fantasize dream come to have double as turn into excogitate correspond to be hypocritical lay claim claim falsely fake out be deceitful assume the role go through the motions suppress obscure give appearance of put on act make show of hatch put on a false display pass yourself off as minimize veneer varnish downplay tell untruth drum up think up misstate cook up tell a white lie dream up vamp up vamp create out of thin air fib enact romance fancy muse sugarcoat airbrush secrete extenuate screen take after model oneself on take as a model pattern oneself after pattern oneself on minimise take as an example follow in the footsteps of take as a pattern follow in someone's steps take a leaf out of someone's book take as a role model model indulge in fantasy fantasise paint draw sketch de-emphasize keep quiet about hush up keep a lid on draw a veil over sweep something under the rug keep dark sweep something under the carpet keep secret be dishonest about soft-pedal incarnate attitudinize picture render limn disguise as build castles in Spain build castles in the air act as though delineate follow example present make like a disguise yourself pass as purport to be assume the character of represent oneself as disguise oneself as assume character pass yourself off act a part fake being take the part of play a role mask as behave like shroud take leaf out of book figure doublespeak cover pussyfoot evoke character paint a picture of put in words photograph set out paint in words draw a picture of paint a mental picture of be dishonest double-talk hide one's feelings pass off as

Verb

To remove (a section) from a text or piece of music
excise delete erase blue-pencil cancel cross out cut efface eliminate expunge expurgate remove ax axe bowdlerise bowdlerize cross through scratch out scrub strike out blank out cut out dele edit out ink out kill score out scrap amputate destroy edit elide exscind exsect exterminate gut launder slash strike take out trim put a line through black out blot out blue pencil cut up lop off scissor out stamp out wipe out X out give something the chop rub out X-out void chop snip discard omit eradicate demolish devastate desolate extirpate wreck extinguish annihilate decimate nix waste liquidate raze abolish squash finish torpedo level zap scratch trash total off cover sink obscure obliterate defeat smash ravage remove all traces of blow sky-high get rid of knock out snuff out wash out destroy root and branch shoot down sweep away take apart put paid to clean up block out wipe off the map wipe off face of earth wipe off the face of the earth mark out KO root out finish off blow to bits rub off do in squelch annul drop quash do away with terminate rub exclude unpublish nullify redact sanitize withdraw disannul negate cancel out white out bleep decontaminate sterilize censor shed sterilise sanitise x out conceal suppress purge abate put an end to wipe from the face of the earth weed out subtract leave out crush uproot fade erode put down put a stop to cover over wipe off smooth away rub away wear away dispatch blank blot scrape off score clean stroke out rule out Tippex out pass up end dissolve repeal examine inspect overturn invalidate rescind ditch junk revoke red-pencil stop abrogate overthrow jettison throw out vitiate retract repudiate countermand discontinue subvert oversee prevent publication bleach revile blacklist make changes to criticise restrain amend refuse transmission gag repress purify review narrow make acceptable supervise communications restrict make cuts in criticize withhold delete parts of cork put the lid on drop the iron curtain abridge stifle control vacate dispense with avoid null dump deracinate strike down inhibit supersede disestablish undo roll back prohibit close down set aside call off put kibosh on bring to an end knock something on the head put the kibosh on

Verb

Stop or slow
arrest halt stop check end block delay interrupt limit stay hamper hinder inhibit slow stall hold impede obstruct restrict hold up prevent retard balk baulk catch curb restrain still suppress thwart hold back brace bring to a standstill bring up can draw up drop fetch up fix freeze interfere with pull up scrub sidetrack stem slow down put a brake on shut down nip in the bud bring to an end cease discontinue quit finish terminate conclude close break suspend frustrate elapse bar lapse pass determine expire go die pause hobble belay staunch hesitate falter waver immobilize balance wabble teeter stagger vacillate dither scruple wobble limp stumble whiffle immobilise break off leave off break up wind up cut off cut out desist from let up dead-end lay off shut off put a stop to cut short give over pack in wink out put an end to pack up come to an end come to a stop bring to a stop be over call it a day be abandoned hang back stand still wiggle-waggle come to a standstill come to a halt come to a close be broken off be suspended close down shilly-shally blow the whistle on hold at bay put a sock in put a cork in stem the flow bring to standstill pull the plug on come to rest draw to a stand put the kibosh on draw to a close foil repress stymie forestall stifle constrain bridle fetter control hamstring avert quash trammel encumber curtail withhold circumvent intercept deter subdue cramp prohibit counteract squelch head off stave off stonewall quell shackle crimp squash clog shut out contain ward off derail baffle regulate obviate cripple handicap preclude set back crack down on detain keep brake fend off stand in the way of defeat avoid crush choke counter nullify keep back desist oppose neutralize overcome rein in slow up neutralise beat resist hold off hold down hang up reduce govern smother handcuff cumber cancel conquer moderate stamp out confine forfend debar hold in silence interdict hog-tie forbid turn aside keep in check choke off put down clamp down on snuff out slap down throw a spanner in the works of discourage manacle embarrass master bring to a halt extinguish rein tame lessen spoil dam evade scotch pre-empt lick short-circuit close off kill ward tie up defend against keep a lid on pull in put out of action block out scupper ruin cool bog down anticipate negate steer clear of throw a monkey wrench in the works of keep the lid on decelerate postpone bottleneck clobber defer repulse bork circumscribe mire shelve fence sabotage peg retardate cap save interfere vanquish checkmate put back bottle up dash deflect abstain muzzle stem the flow of stanch put off constrict damp bite back divert set decrease disrupt keep under control call a halt to forbear renounce eschew overturn close up dodge refuse hold off on deactivate contravene forgo snooker sidestep skirt back off take down help diminish keep in escape shun bottle chill rule out cork dominate do without kick bring to screeching halt pick off triumph over make late stump give up be a hindrance to put out hold in check keep down keep a tight rein on withstand keep at bay put the lid on annul pour cold water on gain mastery over get in the way of keep off throw cold water on strangle at birth nip something in the bud stunt embog protract dissuade from dissuade remit prorogue keep waiting circumnavigate tie obscure finish off intermit prolong faze bit sandbag taboo outlaw enjoin keep lid on stave cause to wait cause to stay mothball retain deny waive best park bilk offset buck bring to a close compose collect disappoint surmount measure rule hold over adjourn turn back put on brakes put an stop to throttle slacken dispatch put the brakes on set limits on take out of play impose limits on rein back keep on a string keep control of simmer down put the brakes on plug arrive keep hold of confront gain control over barricade seal caulk down loaf loiter bog dawdle flag poke refrain from discomfit prevail over gain control of get the better of get a grip on win against let clog up blockade fill close out jam fill up put on hold refuse to pay put on back burner put on ice put on the shelf deaden crool foul up banjax overpower demarcate disadvise scare dampen stand cramp one's style dash one's hope outwit render null and void screw up upset the applecart do for give the run around dumb settle censor get there draw to a halt haul up reach a standstill stop up choke up pack jam up block up stuff bung up dull clam abate delimit call off axe bound repel disable muffle swallow block off bung occlude preempt turn off bring rescind scrap repeal call abandon revoke recall fight back bulwark defend guard overthrow burden talk out of act like a wet blanket put a damper on congest plug up stopper gag say nothing rebuff choke back withhold from stay away stay away from make up for get out of deny yourself abstain from shake off restrain from counterbalance skip break the habit of skip out on shake shy from get around steer clear shrink from bypass keep from shirk forbear from commandeer parry screen quench cow crab not move stand off peter out keep from happening specify straiten demark prescribe duck cover fend scratch ax cry off abort slacken pace overwhelm clamp shush bury annihilate trample spike abolish destroy delimitate define girdle incapacitate disenable be early put lid on trample on keep inside put kibosh on bring to naught sit on drive underground beat down get in the way be one step ahead of beat someone to the draw beat somebody to it beat someone to the punch get ahead of beat someone to it provide against second-guess steal a march on act in advance of prepare for get in before head off at pass shield against safeguard against secure against stand up for defend oneself against fight off guard against protect against keep at arm's length skirt round paralyze paralyse box in louse up place a limit on tie down hem in stop midstream keep within limits keep within bounds draw the line on mark off put a spoke in someone's wheel play for time render inoperative put out of commission bring to a grinding halt soften throw a spanner in the works throw a spoke in the wheel of mellow knock it off call a halt call it quits tone down quieten down get under control abjure forswear dispense with stop oneself reject leave alone forsake sit out fight shy of resist the temptation to take the pledge be temperate give a wide berth to pass up swear off refrain not touch have nothing to do with go on the wagon avoid doing not do take the cure jack in

Verb

To succeed in acquiring or bringing about
swing achieve acquire attain secure accomplish earn get net obtain win bag capture grab hook land maneuver manoeuvre wangle work collar fix nab arrange fix up sort out pull down bring off get hold of pull off succeed in gain procure score come by pick up cop have buy purchase receive come to have gather possess oneself of collect reap realize be given draw garner snag build up annex carry off annexe realise rack up knock down bring in find come into possession of come into come in for amass take possession of take receipt of clinch appropriate make seize catch glean carry access get hands on get one's mitts on get one's hands on arrive at corral walk off with walk away with latch onto lock up extricate lay hold of inherit snare get possession of nail snatch trap glom blag take snap up be appointed to scare up hustle grasp get your hands on wrest strike reify derive reach log pot hit scoop harvest be awarded clear fulfill advance consummate enlist notch up come away with ring up complete chalk up clock up fulfil ameliorate take over assume commandeer accumulate expropriate arrogate usurp conquer produce occupy confiscate fetch pocket preempt pull in encounter hijack develop claim take home sequester effect requisition take control of convert press pirate experience sequestrate yield impound raise elicit establish lay hands on compass steal clean up lay claim to incur extract contract sustain help oneself to profit accept retrieve return effectuate pull get paid have conferred on one be paid haul in evolve gross recover accrue bring to fruition meet with bring about attach carry out disseize distrain poind misappropriate be presented with hold solicit lay one's hands on pre-empt wrap up take on get at accroach be subjected to pay for locate make a profit of invade rake in be elevated to feel succeed come across come upon fall upon happen upon stumble upon originate manage record take up scrape together take away take in bring home run up take control understand bear know stem latch on to splash out on get done carry through endure add increase overrun arouse bring suffer undergo invite luck into meet be provided with formulate face cull prehend get into one's hands get one's fingers on induce deserve buy out gather up be in receipt of liberate swipe redeem execute corner bring upon yourself expose oneself to bring upon oneself lay yourself open to conclude accede to possess perform invest in shop for engineer drum up trace borrow win possession of search out perpetrate make a purchase of put money into make the purchase of put on arrive contract for sign for glom onto get in exchange actualize hit up knock up make good on do discharge fall into turn in follow through with sew up deliver on grab hold of prosecute follow through on bring to completion gather in pierce rake something in adopt gain possession of captivate colonize sense reserve come up with bank overcome profit with canvass walk away garrison presume demand accept delivery of take into one's possession agree to receive spring assimilate ingather make a profit cinch source market get a hold of be one's lot fall to the lot register tally save hoard schlenter salvage prevail guaranty guarantee ice ensure assure insure assume responsibility for take command of take charge of gain control of assume control of track realize a profit of colonise take delivery of polish off make claim to retain enjoy own scrape up lay up gobble up hold out for succeed in making bargain for go shopping barter for merit justify get in succeed to deprive of property notch make it to make use of get as a result maintain be sent cash in on warrant command make sure of give security make sure make free with claim unduly beg borrow or steal form subjugate catalyse catalyze finalize wind up go through track down come into contact with partake in tie up pay finalise finish off go through with provoke stockpile cost accede bring around recoup sell kipe manage to get make a haul prevail upon buy up turn wrangle be deserving of sock bear brunt take possession have a right to be granted fall heir take responsibility for be worth be entitled to be worthy of moonlight requisition arrogate to oneself grow deduce judge infer reason decide extrapolate cause attract tot get fingers on clap hands on become indebted with become liable to pay have to bear have to endure be the object of welcome filch make fast buck pay one's dues be gainfully employed make it big finish occasion take something over shoplift purloin pinch abstract be in line for bring home the groceries bring home the bacon eke out excogitate make out elaborate determine educe follow bring on snaffle use rob snitch lift nick negotiate bear the brunt of have to put up with mount up half-inch scrump take for oneself abscond with bone nobble heist whip honor conduct commit honour be subject to expose yourself to be liable to give rise to lay oneself open to bring down on organize grip do justice to take care of pull something off live up to make it nail it put it over do the trick get there keep faith with put the tin lid on do a bang-up job get someplace fulfill one's potential make hay perfect do one proud put through be true to satisfy pilfer tief snavel clutch clasp work out put together become liable to contact speak to become subject to call write to gain access ascertain intercept clench pluck simulate glove grow in pick patronize take hold of reach for seize hold of hang on to fasten on patronise take out organise add on increase in trade for deal in set up make a purchase make a buy go shopping for acquire more of something sponge appeal for ask for lobby for beg for implore for dig up petition for ask people to give plead for call on pass the hat panhandle for accept donations

Verb

To put in writing
write record scribble author detail document inscribe jot note pen transcribe catalog catalogue chronicle compose copy list log post scrawl script diarize engrave engross minute pencil print register scribe tabulate chart commit enroll enrol enter enumerate indite address autograph book chalk doodle ghost ink letter reproduce rewrite scriven squiggle tell typewrite note down write down mark down put down set down jot down put in writing take notes commit to paper put on file put on paper put on record scratch out take down write up bang out dash off write in knock out put down on paper turn out make a list of make a note of put pen to paper set forth put down in black and white push a pencil put in black and white draft draught mark draw up draw scratch formulate report write out cut stamp complete index schedule slate make out make write illegibly write hurriedly scrabble write untidily fill in indicate sketch take enlist write roughly rough out keep indict tally issue mention notate denote superscribe label designate file key docket input type insert direct show introduce inject put in make an inventory of key in write erratically write badly carve etch incise imprint impress chisel score chase insculp grave deboss brand scotch inwrite enwrite add keep details alphabetize include lodge archive bill affix poll inventorize matriculate submit write about fill out categorize rank place group sort inventory classify peg tab categorise specialise put down for specialize put down as plan timetable arrange organize programme reserve time program set appoint card diary organise engage set up sew up get on line pencil in slot in write in one's book make arrangements for fix a time for line up preserve keep a note of pick up keep account keep information

Verb

To denigrate or disparage someone or something
devalue belittle undervalue deprecate derogate denigrate decry underrate underestimate discredit disparage trivialise trivialize defame knock misprize slate detract pan deride scorn rubbish traduce slam deflate debase make light of run down pooh-pooh scoff at bad-mouth write off detract from sell short put down treat lightly slag off cry down pull apart do down hold cheap sneer at write down have a go at bring down do a hatchet job on hit out at pick holes in take down take to pieces drag through the mud look down one's nose at demean degrade humble lower disgrace humiliate abase shame downgrade depreciate cheapen diminish dishonour dishonor chasten dismiss crush cut down to size smirch reduce sink embarrass foul vilify mortify malign abash minimize minimise tear down bring low cast aspersions on show up relegate demote lower in rank slur declass revile censure diss insult disrate vilipend dis discount trash asperse abuse discomfit bust expose subdue flatten quash kick downstairs bump squash poor-mouth cast down calumniate break trash-talk dump on set back talk down mark down take down a peg reduce to the ranks play down pull to pieces kiss off make a fool of put to shame make someone eat humble pie make someone eat crow get the better of have the last laugh on show in a bad light make ashamed put someone in their place lessen underween take down a peg or two take away from deign condescend betray prostitute stoop descend drag down sell out bemean condemn be untrue to oneself beat down abandon one's principles denounce lower in status criticize blame own blast rap attack flame pillory lambaste execrate dethrone oust depose displace unseat rail against deplore revert settle someone's hash take the wind out of someone's sails inveigh against reprehend reprobate fulminate against excoriate carp at anathematize cavil at demerit bench cashier snub disapprove of animadvert move down drum out hold forth against come down on criticise complain tear to shreds do a number on opprobriate snipe at take swipe at take away throw stones at hit rail tear into lower the status of strip of rank reduce in rank hold back remove from office marginalize vituperate dispraise poormouth marginalise slander smear sully sling mud at stigmatize tarnish stain give comeuppance speak ill of knock off high horse speak badly of besmirch taint put away reproach soil besmear mudsling disfavor compromise disesteem stigmatise disfavour bring into disrepute drag through the mire reflect badly on ruin the reputation of bring shame upon put in a bad light destroy someone's credibility give a bad name bring into disfavour shoot down damage someone's reputation blacken someone's name

Adjective

Artificial, especially of a poor quality
ersatz artificial substitute bogus fake false faux imitation mock simulated synthetic sham man-made counterfeit manufactured pretend pretended pseudo spurious forged phoney plastic reproduction so-called dummy fabricated facsimile factitious imitative inferior low-grade low-quality mimic poor-quality replica shoddy unnatural adulterated substandard unsatisfactory copied gingerbread phony pirated feigned faked fraudulent pseud inauthentic unauthentic knock-off pirate bootlegged queer snide cod suppositious brummagem framed put-on fictitious affected Hollywood misleading plant pretentious assumed deceptive delusory crock bent fishy wrong delusive won't fly not genuine not kosher soft shell contrived make-believe insincere forced mechanical strained unreal invalid dud made-up specious ostensible quasi- imitated unoriginal supposititious untrue derivative worthless model plagiaristic derived counterfeited professed trick alleged supposed mimicked plagiarized falsified imaginary purported pinchbeck aped quasi toy nonnatural fakey would-be two-faced phony-baloney plagiarised mannered hollow self-styled pseudo- invented ungenuine copy trumped-up duplicate imagined nominal adulterine deceiving bad meretricious superficial deceitful apparent seeming masked concealed pseudonymous avowed hoax manmade hokey virtual falsie quack covered in name only put on hyped up representative doctored phoney-baloney fallacious repro apocryphal bum miniature surface unqualified non-natural concocted apish glib dishonest copycat made makeshift constructed adopted improvised crooked wannabe machine-made parodied parroted burlesqued duplicated caricatured reproduced mocked actorly dissembling experimental lookalike human-made ostensive semi- not real not legit engineered near reported stiff overblown overdone double-dealing as it were mock-up to all intents and purposes hypocritical soi-disant overworked laboured overripe unconvincing fanciful mythical fantasy presumed reputed not what it is cracked up to be exaggerated bluffing shammed lying impostrous charlatan cheating dissimulated imposturous fancied fantasized dreamed-up dream null stilted posed self-titled titular self-named fictive posey nonbinding inoperative null and void void illegal nonvalid chimerical fantasied visionary fabulous chimeric phantom mythic phantasmal fantastical imaginal ideal fictional notional phantasmic fantastic self-appointed allegedly inappropriately named itular formal labored ham awkward hammy conceited playacting melodramatic affectated fraud studied play-play not binding uncollectible nugatory fantasised camouflaged unrecognizable hidden covert sly incognito commonly named in title only wrongly named undercover furtive back-alley underhand sneaky masquerading disguised changed veiled unrecognisable incog cloaked in disguise sailing under false colours under cover