Đồng nghĩa của shake

Alternative for shake

shakes, shook, shaking, shaken

Đồng nghĩa: bounce, bump, jar, jerk, jolt, pump, quaver, quiver, rock, shiver, sway, tremble, twitch, vibrate,

Verb

To shake or vibrate jerkily or nervously
shudder wobble jiggle judder quake quiver rock tremble vibrate convulse shiver sway agitate joggle oscillate bucket jerk jolt jounce swing wabble roll totter wave waver bump churn commove dither dodder flap flaunt flicker flit flitter fluctuate flutter jar jog move palpitate quaver reel ruffle shimmy stagger stir succuss tremor twitter whip stir up set in motion move up and down put in motion wag twitch waggle wiggle seesaw thrash thresh swish undulate pulsate bobble flail quail bob bounce twist toss writhe beat falter ripple pump lurch teeter heave rattle throb brandish squirm move to and fro weave nod flourish jitter thrill twirl blow vacillate pulse wriggle dangle flop fly cringe fidget wince move from side to side start squiggle jig fiddle flinch quave cower pitch swirl careen wigwag flick shake like a leaf shake up recoil jostle skip hop wield disturb roil dance blench squinch billow waft jump around switch sweep whirl stumble swerve flow stream tingle wave to and fro waddle rise and fall have the shakes move back and forth trill warble rustle buck gyrate bang see-saw bat note fish-tail lash jump grind raise pendulate wink twinkle glimmer blink swell surge swing backwards and forwards swing back and forth drift crouch rouse swipe duck wave rapidly whiffle have the quivers concuss move slightly swagger move backwards and forwards nutate flail about plunge list baulk balk keel flounder shake in your boots quake in your boots move around labour contort work tumble hang be suspended be pendent pitchpole move about wind titubate go around feel giddy curl shrink bother torment shake violently shake uncontrollably unsettle veer zigzag worm move something to and fro ebb and flow thrash about shy toddle balance catch the wind ditch chuck dump spring buffet float labor pivot stot hesitate toss around go into spasms suffer a fit seethe let fly topple hover tremble precariously walk unsteadily foam bubble shy away draw back simmer pound back away pull back blanch thump thud pitter-patter reverberate froth resonate thrum pit-a-pat drum hammer boil moil get cold feet shrink back quop pitpat ache go pit-a-pat be turbulent

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To move (an object) up and down or from side to side with rapid, forceful, jerky movements

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To shock, disturb, or upset
upset disturb unsettle discompose dismay disquiet distress perturb rattle shock trouble unnerve worry agitate alarm daunt disconcert fluster frighten move scare throw bother consternate horrify intimidate jar traumatise traumatize appal appall unstring get to take aback knock props out throw off balance make waves throw a curve do someone's head in mess with someone's head ruffle faze confound dishearten depress discourage demoralize distract bewilder demoralise dispirit discomfit nonplus sadden confuse perplex deject ail cow abash unhinge discombobulate alarum startle shake up chill psych out discountenance flurry undo discomfort derail unman terrify cast down subdue crush concern embarrass frustrate dampen afflict oppress knock for six spook frazzle fuss distemper hagride freak out weird out sap knock sideways disarrange jolt awe enervate dash grieve exercise vex mortify desolate bug put off put the wind up disorder disorganize weaken surprise jumble put someone off their stroke panic undermine terrorize affright deter muddle knock the stuffing out of floor astound disappoint chagrin sicken harass torment annoy derange flummox make uneasy debilitate damp harrow try terrorise weigh down bum out browbeat give someone the blues cause suffering to set someone back on their heels outrage overwhelm petrify disarray baffle amaze unbalance pain plague offend puzzle displease disrupt hassle irk rummage irritate needle anger abase wound aggrieve indispose give a turn mess up put out of countenance get down weigh heavily on put someone off their stride overawe make someone fed up pour cold water on throw cold water on bully excite stun dishevel disgust enfeeble devitalize muss scandalize disorient stupefy rumple tousle shuffle torture dislocate paralyse daze repel dumbfound scramble disjoint provoke psych hash insult overcome break tumble disparage make anxious catch off balance agonize weary pother paralyze humble rock destabilize gravel mystify interfere humiliate spoil stir up bowl over bring low scarify fright hurt displace scandalise stress make dejected disincline make downhearted anguish curse pester turn haunt burden foul up dull throw off scare stiff fret peeve miff destabilise fill with fear scare the bejesus out of devastate convulse put down beat down burn up screw up muck up throw into a panic scare to death bring down rack scare the pants off get at tick off pick on mix up upset the applecart put a damper on make sad scare someone out of their wits make one's hair stand on end scare the living daylights out of throw into a blue funk gross out throw into confusion make unhappy make someone scratch their head agonise throw into disorder make gloomy cause to be at a stand make one's heart bleed rattle one's cage pull the rug out from under bring tears to your eyes make despondent pull the rug from under dash hopes give a hard time hang over break someone's spirit break someone's heart make uncomfortable shame nettle blind down dement discommode fuddle disillusion dampen someone's spirit knock for a loop put off one's stroke make dispirited make crestfallen lower suppress subjugate stifle disgruntle disenchant chill off frighten to death frighten the living daylights out of balk hinder snafu let down knock the wind out of squelch smother diminish harsh one's mellow disaccord jangle discord disharmonize baulk take by surprise throw into uproar fill with consternation louse up throw a pall over deaden defeat curb quell extinguish overpower stop someone in their tracks harry hound frighten off nag injure strain hit a sour note revolt throw into a tizzy bear down on damp down eat at arouse anxiety in make miserable strap do a number on dog be on one's case tantalize make wretched push buttons make it tough for nit-pick weigh on cut up tantalise prick push cause anguish to martyr nauseate inconvenience stagger astonish cast a pall over stop addle nark bollix incapacitate flip craze cramp disempower dumfound flabbergast fire up wind up egg on flip out make a mess of interfere with cause confusion in cut short cause turmoil in throw a monkey wrench in the works of turn upside-down break up throw into disarray muddy the waters throw a spanner in the works of intrude on play havoc with antagonize put out deflate snarl unglue cripple unzip beset throw into panic get someone get across turn on hack off lay up key up bedevil make nervous numb thunderstrike antagonise electrify disburb stiff bulldoze scare witless rock the boat make a scene give someone grief give offence to get on someone's wick hurt somebody's feelings freeze your blood send up blow out blow up take apart persecute give someone goose pimples strike terror into get the wind up scare away scare off knock out excruciate take steam out make one's flesh creep give one the creeps put the fear of God into make teeth chatter chill to the marrow throw into a fright give someone the heebie-jeebies curdle the blood raise someone's eyebrows take the wind out of your sails completely surprise make someone's blood run cold shake out of your complacency hit like ton of bricks besiege make one's blood run cold chill to the bone scare someone half to death crucify make someone jump out of their skin rend pierce stab rouse pique badger complicate arouse intrude tire gall drain misplace wreck drag darken beat cause pain to cause agony to run down reduce to tears cast a gloom upon disarm bring tears to someone's eyes bear down harsh someone's mellow turn off make someone's heart bleed dampen spirits keep under make desolate get in the way ride uncalm buffalo put into a flap set back throw into a tizz cause someone to lose their composure exasperate aggravate rile chafe sting gnaw at tax tease affront beleaguer cut to the quick eat drive up the wall get grate affect molest rankle blight lie heavy on goad shatter spite slight abuse smite wrong wring niggle be on your back frost rasp gripe rankle with sear harm rub up the wrong way infuriate incense madden work up enrage incommode cause trouble to press cut pursue itch prey on gnaw damage hector give a bad time get on your nerves get in your hair inflame tear confront mistreat breathe down someone's neck maltreat fear sweat stew touch disrespect diss scar dis abrade preoccupy cause anxiety cause offense bait chivvy hurt someone's feelings mither cause anxiety to inflict anguish on be a burden to victimize hack you off give someone the hump ill-treat make someone see red crab get under your skin keep on at cause discomfort to put someone's back up put someone's nose out of joint dump on do in lacerate victimise drive round the bend prey on someone's mind drive round the twist face work on get on someone's nerves ruffle someone's feathers rub the wrong way make someone's hackles rise suffer despair bustle buffet strike disoblige test break the heart of obsess carp make fretful cause anguish slap make blue drag down break one's heart thwart put into a funk tyrannize dissatisfy nag at be a burden on bleed bite pressurize stir importune stretch eat away at rark take over devil henpeck pick at tyrranize make self-conscious wear pressurise be a great weight on dominate make angry bruise tear to pieces get your back up grate on be at cause concern to greatly upset go on at weigh criticize hang up nudge put your back up be offensive tyrannise grind down drive bananas be a pain in the neck take control of be a thorn in someone's side hurt one's feelings heavy criticise exploit get up your nose drive mad T-off tee off treat harshly cheese off get on your wick be cruel to heckle hit where one lives burn attack get someone's dander up hunt get someone's back up be brutal to make someone's blood boil walk all over get in someone's hair ride roughshod over weigh heavily on someone's mind get under someone's skin raise someone's hackles be on the back of get up someone's nose cause disquiet to muse labour labor incite excoriate tear apart squirm occupy tear away at hurry tangle assail unquiet corner frenzy flutter repulse hustle stimulate quicken tear at make restless pall cause to panic be hurtful to mourn cause suffering lambaste cause sorrow gut hit hard dun ferment grind be in someone's way be disagreeable to push the buttons of interrupt ventilate examine thrill foil get on one's nerves be chasten sweat out be rude to possess thumb nose at lampoon hurt deeply ridicule deeply upset press down on disorientate grip begrudge grudge be unwell make flip bug up exhaust deplore weigh heavily on one's mind cause pain cause someone distress fester visit take overcharge mess with mess push someon's buttons occupy thoughts be indisposed be crook lie heavy on someone's mind weigh heavy on someone's mind worst stump furbelow bluster inflict trauma frill throw into tizzy put make cross demean beleague niggle at grind at get even disengage uncouple unfasten separate unhitch disconnect detach whelm prostrate overmaster swamp straiten bore be ill be weak be sick feel pain dispraise taunt slander dish out dish it out give it to stick it to stress out tear to shreds dishonour discredit make someone laugh on the other side of their face make someone laugh out of the other side of their mouth take the wind out of someone's sails drive to distraction drive crazy get the knife into make things hot for someone stick the knife into dragoon single out expel make it hot for someone exile be wrong with be in pain feel unwell make awkward make ashamed show up own jerk around macerate noodge despoil foray bullyrag cavil cast a gloom on be a thorn in someone's flesh get someone's hackles up try someone's patience hump exacerbate make your blood boil get your goat scare silly make jump be bothered hurt the feelings of give a zinger give the cold shoulder make demands on make severe demands on put a strain on tire out wear out dishonor snow under push button heat up get your dander up quibble nitpick snub drive insane have had enough become bored make discontented exhaust someone's patience try the patience of grate at lose patience rattle someone's cage give someone the pip ask for it flap slur zing fidget be the matter with send over the edge prey on your mind catch one short be agitated be a weight on someone's mind catch make someone's hair stand on end take pains chivy be in a tizzy be worried put in a spot make a monkey of put in a hole put on the spot labour over be in a flap be in a stew get worked up get in a stew make a big thing out of make a big thing of be disagreeable be an affront to give offence tread on someone's toes make a meal of make a mountain out of a molehill wrench make a thing of get someone's goat overstretch overtax pressure tense repress enslave lean on put pressure on be in someone's hair bring pressure to bear on hegemonize master soften melt subject scourge live off blackmail plunder take advantage of depredate consume kill raid load extort feed on fleece seize live on devour crunch overextend keep down pinch tug at the heart arouse sympathy arouse pity tug at someone's heartstrings encumber overload saddle bring under the yoke rule with an iron hand trample underfoot weigh heavy upon hold down handicap rule with a rod of iron trample on rule over hold sway over tyrannize over put screws to bring someone to their knees put the squeeze on overthrow trample despotize rule coerce force put upon bring to heel cause to feel emotional strain overdo cause to feel mental strain make tense tense up put in traction push to the limit put on trial cause discomfort domineer menace disable mutilate smash impair overbear threaten manhandle be painful mangle mar maim misuse scold deform mishandle brutalize brutalise trespass make ill disfigure deface blemish endamage bloody ruin vitiate compromise flaw berate upbraid knacker crool mangulate scathe disagree push around yowl yammer wail moan grump kick squawk inveigh whimper bleat growl murmur yaup croak keen yawp whinge maunder beef grouse holler mutter grumble kvetch peck at complain squeal caterwaul whine scream grouch repine bellyache grizzle cross up contort wax batter distort foul prejudice total draw blood do mischief to hack up kick around play the heavy with push about ill-use mess over carp at keep after go against the grain be injurious to be sickening be disturbing make unwell be distasteful have an adverse effect on be injurious strike down be unsuitable cause illness to cause problems egg urge bust someone's balls find fault with bend someone's ear harp on at find fault prod moan at moan on at bust chops take it out on get on someone's back grumble at keep complaining to do wrong to cause harm to

Verb

To get away from by outmaneuvering
escape dodge elude evade avoid shirk duck scape finesse get around shun weasel out of shuffle out of eschew sidestep skirt steer clear of shake off circumvent bypass run away from body-swerve bilk give the slip escape from get away from get out of flee lose ditch give the slip to funk fend off leave behind skirt round duck-shove wriggle out of cop out of outrun cut skip juke slip away from dance around skive off give a wide berth neglect miss beat shortcut skive tergiversate parry throw off the scent shuck cheat shy from fly shy decline pussyfoot around slide out of turn back on pay no attention to go around duck out of stay away from break away from stay shy of slip through the net of run from find a way out of give the runaround back out of find a way round give a wide berth to slip trick keep out of the way of keep at arm's length throw off pussyfoot skip out on fudge put the move on weasel brush off stay clear of keep clear of fight shy of pull out of frustrate outpace outdistance outstrip clear deke discount disregard ignore overlook double foil outwit thwart rid get rid of get ahead of sneak away from dispense with get away be beyond slip through the net run around slip through someone's fingers fake keep one's distance from be oblivious to turn your back on lay low from pay no mind unmind unheed turn a blind eye to tune out take no notice of pay no heed to swerve shirk from shuffle off forget fake out let slide not attend shrink from scrimshank balk leave undone dog play truant from quit bludge creep skimp on fence baffle baulk lose sight of bob off be lax about not attend to be remiss about slough off pay little attention to lie down on job sneak away end-run slip out lead on a merry chase escape the clutches of keep your distance tergiverse give something a miss short-circuit renege outmanoeuvre withdraw abandon outmaneuver back out get out get round give a miss keep well away avoid like the plague outflank circumnavigate burke desert steer clear dismiss overpass find a way around wink at blink at omit reject pass over slur over shut eyes to make light of gloss over brush aside look the other way turn a deaf ear to shrug off drop out pull out skulk overcome hack stymie field hide from wriggle goldbrick malinger deflect fence off answer evasively get past run away abscond elope duck out excuse rationalize backpedal welsh revoke renounce work around defeat get shot of slip through somebody's fingers get clear of get free from run off extricate oneself from check prevent cop out back down back off weasel out use pretext have alibi rationalise blow off hedge wuss out baulk at recoil from flannel equivocate prevaricate misheed whitewash detour let it go take no notice gloze over leave be fail to notice connive exclude look through never mind turn blind eye slight paper over close your eyes to pay no mind to turn deaf ear not take into account push aside turn a blind eye bury one's head in sand take fright flinch from turn tail waffle stonewall take back road depart from deviate from avoid answering go around the barn chicken out of be equivocal about be evasive about quibble about go past go round not give a straight answer to beat around bush not pay beg the question beat about the bush about pass round keep out of detour round pass around make a detour round forsake pretermit defer contemn discard underestimate scant elide depreciate overleap postpone procrastinate fail to care for fail to remember not care have nothing to do with be derelict laugh off throw to the winds be remiss in set aside trifle with let go be irresponsible not remember not care for be remiss let pass fail to look after think little of procrastinate over leave alone be indifferent be negligent pass up be careless live with fail to provide for not trouble oneself

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To undermine or weaken
undermine weaken damage impair harm hurt subvert debilitate decrease diminish disable lessen sap injure reduce threaten have a bad effect on pull the rug out from under sabotage compromise spoil mar ruin cripple hinder impede enfeeble eat away emasculate destabilize destabilise erode consume destroy wear away use up crush break detract from whittle botch disempower whittle away dig wreck demoralise foil torpedo dent sandbag frustrate wear demoralize soften foul up attenuate mine thwart blunt corrode challenge tunnel drag through the mud queer the pitch of clip one's wings hollow out throw a spanner in the works of knock the bottom out of poke full of holes put the kibosh on dig out throw a monkey wrench in the works of chip away at disrupt undo demolish smash upset devastate shatter mess up blight prejudice invalidate queer unsettle dislocate undercut minimise minimize detract demean belittle chip away knock off balance strike at the foundations scupper scotch endanger imperil jeopardize vitiate be detrimental to bodge blow worsen jeopardise deteriorate be prejudicial to put at risk be disadvantageous to play havoc with enervate be deleterious to deface flaw disfigure endamage bloody blemish crab tarnish disqualify devalue tweak unfit cheapen devaluate debase ding total cross up make useless lose strength rough up hamper interrupt terminate attack nullify eradicate dispatch stymie incapacitate ravage dash quash eliminate prevent end obliterate annul block quell abolish kill extinguish decimate bollix annihilate suppress abort obstruct break down interfere with break up screw up intrude on muck up

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To greatly astonish or impress someone
bowl over amaze stun astonish astound dumbfound stupefy surprise startle floor stagger shock flabbergast overwhelm daze bewilder nonplus rock impress dumfound thunderstrike throw surprize overawe faze delight take aback blow away knock sideways knock for six strike dumb leave open-mouthed leave aghast take by surprise catch off balance blow someone's mind confound disconcert shake up confuse unnerve stop someone in their tracks puzzle discompose blow your mind perplex knock out overcome affect flummox move disturb stump knock for a loop overpower knock the stuffing out of baffle mystify bemuse stir strike touch devastate shatter buffalo discombobulate jolt boggle gravel beat fox vex bamboozle maze disorient muddle addle fuddle pose befog befuddle distract muddy get render speechless mix up leave speechless take your breath away boggle the mind prostrate dismay whelm overmaster benumb crush swamp oppress fluster dazzle spellbind wilder fog set someone thinking obfuscate upset kill snow under knock over with feather get to throw off balance sweep someone off their feet throw off intoxicate cause to be at a stand make punchy be all Greek to bother make someone scratch their head ball up take someone's breath away put one away hit for six go to your head inebriate alarm electrify throw into a tizzy set someone back on their heels boggle someone's mind spring on knock over psych make emotional throw a curve subordinate steamroller wreck destroy downgrade demoralise demoralize grind rattle snow do in run circles around mess with one's head disorientate make someone's head spin frustrate bring up short stymie ruffle psych out unsettle disquiet consternate paralyze paralyse give a shock metagrobolize screw up sweep over grind down numb petrify knock senseless hit like a ton of bricks awe appall appal hit knock unconscious spring something on lay out besot dizzy blur disorder gobsmack abash perturb distress traumatize agitate make speechless put away galvanize throw for a loop galvanise throw a curveball traumatise greatly upset bring around jar discomfit cause wonder put out of action take the wind out of your sails strike with awe stir up damage ruin harm have a negative effect on do harm to have a negative impact on

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To influence, usually emotionally
affect influence touch upset alter change impact modify strike sway transform disturb overwhelm perturb stir trouble act on agitate attack concern condition damage devastate distress grieve hurt infect involve pain sadden shape control determine form govern hit hit hard impress manipulate move reach bias decide exert influence on faze guide impact on strike at throw work on bowl over emotionally move have an effect on impinge induce inspire interest knock back mark overcome prevail regard relate shake up take hold of tell on bear upon get to have an impact on impinge upon impress on knock for six prevail over make an impression on tug at your heartstrings impassion melt soften arouse stimulate grab disquiet excite persuade mould mold afflict incline prompt predispose direct motivate lead convince win over dispose convert prevail on prejudice cause make bend impel dictate urge fashion steer regulate colour rouse draw animate color instigate reshape get carry bring round taint work wound poison distort model exert influence talk into argue into constrain have an effect make an impression have an influence rule slant strike down harrow sell frame imbue design sting crack torment weigh into bear on spur mortify turn choreograph conduct make miserable make wretched torture vex gall enliven sear suck in put across bring around drive talk round cause anguish to incite gnaw at provoke make willing leave a mark on make of a mind to cut to the quick jockey cajole coax into nag into prevail upon abate capture interact with worry harass bother perplex touch on leaven promote get around amend adjust shift bring in forecast injure vitiate corrupt prepare cripple destroy style prime spoil mar contaminate ruin impair annihilate ravage demolish compromise twist warp harm cultivate activate teach indoctrinate break angle garble sabotage suffuse jaundice stretch doctor defile occur pollute order hook nobble brainwash make expectant make you of a mind to contain check restrain crush skew tend flavour flavor tame curb inhibit blight debase weaken compel bridle master exploit wear away make ill lay low hold subdue discipline measure keep spread to categorise pattern shock traumatize sour magnify underlie do damage to wreak havoc on play havoc with show a preference for be willing gravitate toward be partial verge favour lean to look be predisposed not mind be disposed favor engineer negotiate cut directionalize pull in rein in shepherd define affect badly imitate decorate copy emulate follow maneuver manoeuvre bring give force twist one's arm turn one's head lead by the nose soften up trigger entice keep a tight rein on get the better of hold in check be a factor in machinate use finesse categorize thrill traumatise disadvantage make someone suffer effectuate enkindle exert an influence on develop affront pierce channel impinge on knock sideways tinge mastermind orchestrate train get at be recognized have a part in pull strings act upon bring to bear carry weight seduce produce create meddle encroach pry intrude trespass impose obtrude interrupt make an impact encourage adapt leave a mark spice up have a bearing on devise construct remodel build use to advantage twist round one's little finger turn to one's advantage play upon grow chart inspirit make inroads hearten energize enthuse galvanize invigorate become make an impact on spark instil exhilarate inflame instill goad steel infuse embolden map out lay out quicken fillip fire incentivize be responsible for galvanise start off commove bear up occasion work up chirk up fire with enthusiasm set up give impetus envigorate elate spark off endue buck up fire up beghast exalt cheer up buoy up reassure incentivise spur on fire the imagination of give one an idea energise gee up

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To make something fluffy, typically by patting or ruffling

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To strike or hit repeatedly
lash beat thrash batter pound belt whip thump wallop bash flog pummelled pummel hammer buffet drub tan pelt whale club birch maul lick bludgeon bat lambaste hide slog switch thresh slate lather paddle strike lace whop pommel hit lambast baste whap whup tromp fib belabor smack curry clout whack do cane slam smash belabour lam strap punish bump impact chastise drum jerk whisk bung up rough up work over punch out mess up wear out knock clobber punch bang thwack sock slap slug rap cudgel flail flagellate swat bop biff spank box smite leather paste scourge crack horsewhip swipe assault larrup welt clip give someone a hiding bust slash cowhide rawhide beat the living daylights out of clap deck whomp zap give someone a good hiding lay into clock bonk cuff nail bob tag lay one on beat up boff ram flay attack bruise knock about knock around knock into the middle of next week maltreat quilt thud beat up on rain blows on do over break abuse let someone have it slosh dong tonk lace into light into plug tap assail pitch into swinge stripe trounce chin crash mash wham lacerate mutilate dash stick one on tan one's hide tear into weigh into bullwhip forge draw crown manhandle quirt dot floor thong thrust drive crush cosh wax disable hit hard collide impinge mangle aim blows at maim dash against pop take a strap to whip someone's hide be hurled slam into hack hook revile blister knob finial saddlebow handle yerk trash stroke haymaker chop blow fillip windmill thump on knock on bear down mistreat whirl hit repeatedly flutter flop flap ferule paddlewhack defeat pitch bash up duff up pick plump stinger malleate wreck deface brutalize disfigure contuse brutalise cripple lame warm someone's seat dust someone's britches beat to a pulp fustigate give someone a drubbing give someone a beating blackjack set upon set about fall on give someone a good beating sink set on lob take care of break face put in the hospital lean on give someone a good drubbing let have it rain blows upon strike with a stick beat with a stick fill in jab clump turn on fly at plunge conk jump mug fall upon slipper impel ding zonk round on stab strike out at berate let fly at hit out at send lash out at slap around come down on physically attack go for jump down one's throat pounce upon haul off on lay a finger on king-hit box someone's ears dig screw push lunge sail into scud skelp trim give someone a hot bottom put over one's knee give someone a licking put someone over your knee blip flax warm someone's bottom run propel injure wound stick jackhammer damage have a go at sideswipe butt twack harm crunch impair bump into cannon into be in collision with bang into meet head-on knock into come into collision with collide with crack against smash into plough into crack into drive into smack into run into incapacitate gash graze scratch hurt cut bang up put out pulverize cause pain to pinch scrape cause injury to pulverise total swing hit out lash out get stuck into crucify overwhelm rout worst best slaughter annihilate demolish tank marmalize cream murder massacre destroy flatten shellac skunk own blow out walk all over make mincemeat of bring someone to their knees run rings around triumph over blow out of the water wipe the floor with get the better of take to the cleaners ambush turn inside out charge rush descend on besiege descend upon beat hollow jump on pounce on conquer overthrow subdue overpower vanquish overcome quell subjugate bury master stuff smoke quash ill-treat roll smother bomb dust beset undo steamroll storm launch oneself at knock out route stop have at defeat utterly slay outrun prevail over dispatch shipwreck blow away bring to ruin take to cleaners take it all take a stick to be victorious over take snow under put paid to overturn wade into sic launch an attack on finish off overbear sick walk over put an end to upset edge out skin KO chasten mow down go in on edge outplay outhit decimate blitz entrap nose out win a victory over trample obliterate do down swamp overmatch outjump outmaneuver get around ruin drop upend outmanoeuvre roll back pip at the post run roughshod over torpedo wipe out win a resounding victory over whitewash pwn run rings round make an assault on get outflank kill plow under butcher pick apart overrun surmount subvert strike at win against kick bombard knock for a loop assault physically knock block off knock cold mishandle roughhouse knock someone's lights out beat someone's brains out launch at run at rush at spring on spring at rush upon go after knock down steam kick in torment persecute molest bushwhack impugn accost invade come at raid encounter beat someone up afflict martyr give someone the works inflict suffering on martyrize torture impale grill inflict pain on put on the rack aggress

Verb

To (attempt to) prevent something from happening
discourage stop prevent curb restrain hinder obstruct impede inhibit suppress check repress control withhold avert divert indispose oppose quiet hold back interfere with keep back fend off put off stave off ward off hold off put a stop to throw cold water on turn off pour cold water on put a damper on halt deter dissuade arrest bar hamper frustrate retard constrain bridle thwart foil stifle block smother stall hold up slow down reduce rein in prohibit put a brake on hold in hold down nip in the bud stem the flow of detach remove unaccustom keep from wean delay stem stay limit rein pause neutralize catch still terminate muffle squelch contain swallow interrupt cut short govern bottleneck moderate staunch hold fight back counteract regulate repulse play for time bottle up choke bite back put a spoke in someone's wheel rebuff stand in the way of choke back pull in circumvent neutralise keep under control slacken pace brake bring to a standstill checkmate keep in check pull up fetch up keep a lid on draw up tame cramp slow restrict fetter shackle baulk encumber trammel clog hog-tie hobble handicap handcuff manacle quash embarrass short-circuit stymie debar forbid faze bit sandbag ward interdict outlaw taboo tie up enjoin balk put an end to hang up keep in put on brakes put an stop to throw a spanner in the works of forestall hamstring defeat cripple counter crimp derail baffle stonewall scotch nullify preclude scupper head off avoid shut out spoil ruin put the kibosh on throw a monkey wrench in the works of evade deflect detain gag sidestep bypass curtail resist skirt negate cumber cut off anticipate stump muzzle steer clear of set back defend against kill shut down repel keep dash stamp out subdue escape crush snooker squash shun beat intercept put paid to disrupt cork bork cramp one's style obviate annul turn aside get in the way of keep off do for end dodge silence elude extinguish destroy crack down on quell eschew withstand get out of circumnavigate overturn wreck confine quelch shirk parry leash interfere shelve intermit cancel contravene sidetrack crab take down upset draw away keep at bay shush throw a spanner in the works put the lid on outwit clamp down on keep lid on make late bring to an end stultify shut off slow up choke off cool give the run around damp down strangle get in the way decelerate disappoint nix prevent from making progress plug sabotage censor discontinue glance smash shatter puzzle duck separate rule out confront mystify confound postpone discomfit nonplus cross act against retardate obscure queer dish crool foul up banjax bind weigh down entangle tie drag one's feet inconvenience tie one's hands debilitate chill forfend stave dam rebound defer protract flummox estop dash one's hope render null and void overcome lick screw up upset the applecart conquer bilk offset buck be the end of cease put the brakes on pick off take out of play keep waiting remit prorogue put on hold pigeonhole throw a monkey wrench into put on back burner corner hang fire dead-end bring an end to come down hard on close off put back back off hold off on bring to screeching halt bog down prolong hold over miss dissuade from en garde rebuke fence abort shield yourself from hold at bay cause to wait cause to stay dry up hush dummy up shut up tongue-tie ice quieten turn away glance off burden preempt suffocate vitiate box in be a hindrance to throw a spoke in the wheel of louse up procrastinate constipate throttle refrain from cheat put the stopper on ditch take wind out of crash juke unsettle fix scrub freeze knock off drop brace bring up can redirect waste time deaden pocket submerge sink cancel out render useless stay away stay away from forbear abstain from shake off restrain from skip skip out on shy from get around steer clear shrink from abstain desist kick the can down the road buy time employ delaying tactics filibuster quench mute overpower withhold from desist from refuse give up make up for deny yourself counterbalance break the habit of do without leave off kick forgo renounce help forbear from garrote garrotte dampen harness measure rule straiten hold in check gaol keep down box up jail keep in line tie down keep within bounds impound circumscribe imprison bring under control have on a tight leash lock up sit on put away pin down pull back rein back keep the lid on hem in guide direct crack down hogtie delimit

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To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf

Verb

Search unsystematically and untidily through something
rummage search explore ransack scour hunt through comb delve dredge examine hunt rake rifle root troll ferret in forage fossick rootle search through delve in dig in dig through disarrange disarray disorder disorganize disrupt disturb ferret about in ferret around in fiddle fish fish about in fumble go through grope grub jumble poke rifle through root about in root around in scrabble about in scrabble around in seek sift through sort through spy toss fish around in fossick through grub about in poke around in turn over ferret about look through mess up mix up poke around rootle around in roust around in shake down beat the bushes search high heaven turn inside out turn upside down leave no stone unturned look high and low fiddle about in scrabble ferret probe dig sift feel investigate look ferret around poke about in scrutinize pry burrow scrutinise enquire rummage through rummage around in inquire prospect browse nose around go through with a fine-tooth comb go over with a fine-tooth comb ferret out flounder grabble scratch paw unearth cast around cast about scan rummage in cast round rummage about root around root about rummage around scout rummage about in rummage round rummage round in feel blindly beat look for rake through grub around in root through poke through track down fine-tooth-comb look into look up and down go sweep roust research look around in mine vet forage through hunt for tip over shuffle through drag dig around nose about finecomb inspect screen rake over grub about find rout go over fine-comb deepen widen raise clean rake up look all over turn upside-down check out trowel excavate shovel tunnel burrow in spade leave no stone unturned in go through with fine-tooth comb look high and low in search thoroughly search high and low go into check up on dig down scavenge scrape pole peer jump into dig deeper gouge out scoop out really get into dig deep poozle claw finger dig up bring up clutch scramble manipulate handle seek out discover survey roust around rootle around look all round turn out hunt around in look all over for scrape around canvas recce quest run reconnaissance give a look-see give a going-over give the once-over pioneer case reconnoiter look around stake out skirr reconnoitre scrabble around search blindly muddle around feel about grabble for feel around cast about for cast round for cast around for fumble around

Verb

Cheer
perk up become livelier become more cheerful be heartened feel happier get better ameliorate animate awaken bounce back brighten cheer convalesce enliven gain improve envigorate invigorate mend pick up rally recover recuperate refresh renew revive be refreshed brighten up buck up cheer up liven up look up pep up spice up take heart wake up be on the mend get into the mood take a turn for the better stimulate vitalize uplift energize inspirit galvanize revitalize hearten encourage energise galvanise boost ginger up quicken exhilarate revitalise inspire rouse jazz up buoy up rejuvenate strengthen turn the corner gladden electrify snap out of it brace excite stir up fire restore vivify stir fortify activate pull through buoy make a comeback be on the road to recovery lift give a lift lighten give a boost to get over something amp up fire up get going come to life motivate fillip get well elate make progress spike jump-start sustain come along take on a new lease of life promote elevate support juice up zip up come round come around come back snap back make more exciting give a lift to turn a corner heal move raise enhance embolden gain strength reassure dynamize spark regain health get back on feet pull out of it regain strength make headway be out of the woods intoxicate advance zap develop arouse spur enrapture hot up turn on pump up make brighter spur on pull round get back to normal work up put zip into light a fire under brace up give a shot in the arm to build up gee up zhoosh zhoosh up thrill liven freshen season comfort delight leaven enthuse console soothe reinvigorate restore your form build up your strength regenerate trigger reinforce solace recreate foster rebound overcome charge assure spice progress snap up get over recoup fuel transport help put new life in fan incite commove give someone a charge give a new lease of life to better shape up raise the spirits aid raise spirits make lighter wake brush up come to give someone a kick whip up give a buzz shake something off intensify come alive nurture rev up regain consciousness key up increase become lively make happier lift up confirm take off be take on a new lease of life be given on a new lease of life prod stiffen derive comfort be encouraged derive satisfaction be comforted light up make confident give courage to grow buoyant echo reflect pour it on punch up drive steel put some life into put new life into improve in spirits improve in mood improve in outlook titillate rejoice let the sun shine in upraise put on cloud nine warm put on top of the world recuperate quickly pull around send exacerbate stoke up nourish feed charge up inflame goad power provoke pervade permeate imbue infuse become hopeful add colour to make more interesting add spice to become optimistic put some spirit into rise soar make someone's spirits soar turn someone on pep exalt give someone great pleasure make very happy juice give someone a thrill make lively waken up further renew one's strength vivificate give life to divert entertain take comfort suffuse penetrate reform tickle grip make more lively put pep into let sunshine in come from behind turn things around get back in shape surge turn around get your act together come up smiling be given a new lease of life emerge from something get it together get second wind grow stronger come on prime goose innervate actify arm empower activize enable accelerate add some colour to add some zest to spice something up put some spark into make happy modify transform assist revivify move to action breathe fire the enthusiasm of get someone going tickle pink blossom bud evoke fire the imagination of bloom impel kindle speed become cheerful clear up resuscitate facilitate get one started act as a impetus to set up act as a incentive to build a fire under act as a fillip to speed up act as a spur to act as a stimulus to steam up sting be on the up show improvement reawaken recover consciousness come to one's senses reanimate back give a boost cool repair replenish kick-start recharge refreshen resume flourish renovate rehabilitate catalyse add zest to catalyze add zing to modernise regain modernize update cool down blow away the cobwebs top up breathe new life into give new strength to bring around get stronger feel oneself again get out of the woods grow start anew take turn for better return to form get in shape respond to treatment restore your health feel better feel yourself again return to health forge ahead sober up be out of woods get out from under become better remedy rehab take steps forward be on the up and up calm assuage grow better relieve bolster restore someone's confidence give confidence put at ease dispel someone's fears set your mind at rest snap one out of it put one's mind to rest restore confidence to bolster someone's confidence appreciate upgrade bump up cultivate drive forward spruce up give a facelift to fine-tune add value to amplify optimise titivate add to polish up optimize endow favour smarten up beef up benefit encourage the growth of meliorate augment build on embellish up make better step up contribute to enrich boost up aggrandize do up advantage favor nerve harden put new heart in put new heart into put new strength in

Verb

To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
foil frustrate thwart counter disappoint check stop defeat hamper hinder baffle balk baulk dash impede obstruct oppose prevent block checkmate cripple derail scotch smash snooker stymie beat circumvent discomfit elude nobble outwit scupper nullify queer root traverse bilk bollix buffalo crab cramp crimp curb disconcert ditch dodge do for duck faze halt juke mess up promote rattle restrain screw up skip put paid to foul up hang up shake off shuffle off give the run-around give the slip put the mockers on run circles around run rings around halt in its tracks throw monkey wrench in upset the applecart nip in the bud put a spoke in someone's wheel throw a spanner in the works throw a monkey wrench in the works forestall inhibit ruin hold back bar spoil arrest hold up trammel interfere with put a stop to fetter avert put the kibosh on head off retard stave off restrict encumber hamstring hobble stand in the way of handicap ward off delay shackle avoid deter wreck disrupt cumber obviate stall counteract undo destroy upset interrupt fend off handcuff repress throw a spanner in the works of put an end to slow down confound intercept clog throw a monkey wrench in the works of hog-tie prohibit escape stonewall sabotage preclude evade quash manacle embarrass suppress shut out constrain short-circuit neutralize hold off tie up cramp one's style deflect neutralise overturn defend against damage devastate undermine impair louse up stump debar mar forfend shatter put the stopper on get in the way of get in the way sidestep set back skirt resist cross subvert put a brake on stifle bridle threaten dish demolish limit discourage take down injure slow divert interdict steer clear of bork pre-empt interfere bypass confuse turn aside overcome entangle annul cut off harm rule out crush blight curtail smother take wind out of repel scuttle parry repulse chill blow torpedo botch anticipate help brake be beyond withhold forbid reduce choke bind debilitate put the lid on ward be a hindrance to defy circumnavigate puzzle shut off terminate mystify eradicate attack throw withstand negate get out of break nonplus snafu obliterate extinguish flummox prejudice cancel disable annihilate conquer affect dampen weaken influence abolish corner suspend discontinue decimate stay shun invalidate offset keep lid on banjax hurt challenge skin clobber squelch contravene eschew remit pause muck up save play off cook someone's goose cancel out preempt inconvenience shelve bottleneck spike someone's guns keep compromise intermit queer someone's pitch put at risk second-guess hold sap play havoc with work against outmanoeuvre give the run around be detrimental to rein in outmaneuver shirk destabilize choke off get ahead of get in before cool chain diminish put a damper on keep from happening be disadvantageous to dam provide against steal a march on pick off get around put off sandbag keep back hold in hold down drag one's feet blow a hole in stem the flow of throw cold water on close off beat someone to the draw keep at bay beat someone to the punch bring to naught pour cold water on beat someone to it give a hard time keep off shut down destabilise countermove worst buck finish something finish off subdue crash unsettle act against throw a curve sink stultify miss blast vanquish triumph gain bring to a close make an end of surpass obscure spike hit freeze burden muzzle squash poison damp dissuade bring an end to inc commandeer stave cork leash tie forefend bring to an end let endanger blank counterplot bury exceed postpone euchre nix saddle with bit taboo outlaw enjoin disadvise scare detain retardate cheat weigh down jeopardize imperil desist cease defer protract tie one's hands put the brakes on take out of play cruel wreak havoc on be early box in throw a spoke in the wheel of put on brakes put an stop to keep in confront prorogue be one step ahead of act in advance of prepare for head off at pass put the damper on pigeonhole dead-end beggar get the better of turn off cloud bodge topple confine prolong crool talk out of act like a wet blanket slow up lick jeopardise cause setback beat down hang fire take wind out of sails put end to bog down wreak havoc with disturb bulwark fence defend guard shunt look away shove aside turn turn from veer be prejudicial to burst bubble put back back off hold off on bring to screeching halt make late hold over put on hold make a mess of render ineffective tamper screen dash one's hope trouble discommode jam incommode conflict put on back burner be deleterious to wrack have impoverish raze craze overthrow unbuild overreach vitiate outfox abate outsmart cover fend shortcut throw a monkey wrench into minimize undercut detract belittle lessen chip away minimise demean perplex bewilder dispatch balls up count inspire work weigh incapacitate ravage outflank bring down make waves control end eliminate rain on someone's parade 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 render null and void stem preoccupy monopolize foresee predict forecast project expect envision quell tend to prevent go against militate rein kill monopolise contain cut short catch still muffle swallow abort fox floor find a way round govern staunch fight back moderate break down break up get round find a way around get past end-run go around operate against act on tell against tame rebuff choke back bottle up regulate intrude on wilder gravel discombobulate obfuscate dumbfound maze enfeeble draw up keep in check pull up keep a lid on pull in keep under control slacken pace bite back fetch up bring up short stagger bamboozle stick have an effect on eat away whittle away disempower bring to a standstill drag through the mud emasculate clip one's wings mine dig out chip away at dig demoralise soften tunnel knock the bottom out of queer the pitch of demoralize blunt dent poke full of holes attenuate corrode hollow out wear flee play for time lose scape be all Greek to be too much for put at a loss outrun body-swerve stay shy of fly weasel out of shy slip away from give the slip to run from slip through the net slip through someone's fingers throw off the scent run around get away from escape from run away from shuffle out of double get away finesse give the runaround shuck decelerate close straiten barricade plug slacken constrict block off clog up gag congest seal stuff occlude stopper ban fill tie down stop up blockade bung up block up cramp someone's style plug up deny stamp out disadvantage throttle decrease mire strangle blemish bloody flaw endamage clot entrammel hem in cross up cut out shut in gum up proscribe circumscribe estop exclude delimit isolate stunt deteriorate quelch capture make illegal damp down wound disallow enervate embargo tarnish disqualify quiet keep waiting measure rule loiter overload disfigure deface embog fill up charge debase adjourn take out bung make impossible put at a disadvantage deprive procrastinate block out close up close out table reschedule rough up let up place at a disadvantage deny access mothball continue cut back lock up put out of commission respite put over put the brakes on cool off cordon off do harm to extend lose speed keep within bounds lay on the table put out of action take a rain check on set aside put on the back burner put on ice put in cold storage give rain check hold in abeyance close down switch off strangle at birth straitjacket erode consume dissuade from use up wear away crack down on tie-up cap nip something in the bud cause to wait cause to stay net enmesh ensnare oppress bother snag caulk sideline veto tie someone's hands entrap whittle silence deaden pocket submerge prevent from making progress constipate make difficult tether boycott blacklist complicate wall off hold captive clip someone's wings impose limits on set limits on temper choke up pack stanch jam up quench mute overpower give disadvantage put a crimp in ostracize put straitjacket on get bogged down obturate stand criminalize garrote garrotte shush worsen stand in the way lag dam up glut silt up bottle monkey with slam on the brakes ease up peg discipline hesitate dawdle down loaf falter bog flag poke bring up qualify reef gunge up censor afflict taint devitalize depress trash dismantle corrupt not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of temporise temporize dally give a rain check take a raincheck keep in abeyance imprison incarcerate intern quit ostracise gainsay duel contradict impugn combat negative disaffirm contest fight dispute hedge declare taboo criminalise clutter up stand still indispose scorch wither batter shock put a limit on come to a standstill make it impossible for make it impracticable for stand off peter out not move give the thumbs down to declare illegal put the chill on give the red light to say no lock in coop up fence in jail necessitate gaol close in immure concuss shotgun back-water cut down lose steam wind down anchor it detract from shake up smash up wrong cool down devalue tweak unfit devaluate ding cheapen total hit the brakes let down flaps button up keep the lid on keep a tight rein on keep tight rein on make impracticable cause detriment to treat harshly disarrange disorder disorganize have a negative effect on have a bad effect on hedge out make useless lose strength put half nelson on drive a nail into the coffin of do a disservice to treat unfairly give a disadvantage to be unfair to put in an unfavourable position treat unfavourably inflict a handicap on convulse shutdown immobilize derange turn upside-down refrain from cause confusion in throw into disarray cause turmoil in throw into disorder throw into confusion render powerless carry over immobilise paralyse do in