Đồng nghĩa của squash

Alternative for squash

squashes, squashed, squashing

Đồng nghĩa: crush, mash, press, squelch, suppress,

Verb

To bring an end to, especially through the use of force
scotch frustrate scupper thwart quell stop extinguish quash repress squelch subdue suppress silence dish queer bring to an end nip in the bud put an end to put a stop to put the lid on put paid to put the kibosh on shut down snuff out clamp down on crack down on trample on slap down sit on check stifle crush curb put down stamp out overcome end inhibit defeat kill beat destroy quench terminate abolish annihilate restrain conquer clobber arrest get rid of wipe out finish demolish extirpate control halt smother impede eliminate constrain cut off overpower rout hinder vanquish deaden gag overwhelm restrict prevent hold back dominate shush put an stop to weed out curtail cut short eradicate hamper overthrow lessen diminish bridle master censor lick stem quelch subjugate crack down interfere with muffle strangle triumph over put out rein in block out hold down keep down gain mastery over strangle at birth obstruct block stamp something out censure scrunch trash squish dismiss reject torpedo snow under nip something in the bud clamp down tame best bring to screeching halt surmount limit discontinue cow throttle dispatch sink pocket submerge swallow trample bottle spike overturn clamp interrupt bury drive underground mute gain control of prevail over get the better of get a grip on win against settle dumb keep inside hold in keep in clam abate dull dampen pour cold water on throw cold water on gain control over garrote choke back garrotte damp down put lid on put kibosh on bring to naught beat down deflate contain wreck ruin depress mar choke off close up govern spoil moderate say nothing choke fetter tyrannize oppress trammel bottle up dry up hush quiet dummy up ice muzzle quieten shut up still cork tongue-tie harsh soften mellow damp keep in check mess up tone down tyrannize over keep in submission keep in subjection tyrannise subject keep under one's thumb keep under keep the lid on quieten down keep a lid on hold in check get under control put a damper on ease mitigate reduce allay temper soothe relieve assuage mollify alleviate palliate decrease calm lighten cool weaken relax lull take the edge off blunt attenuate appease tranquilize lower pacify cushion regulate tranquillize keep a tight rein on placate compose keep under control soft-pedal dilute keep measure hold pull in help ebb sweeten de-escalate ease off satisfy rule modify keep back gentle lenify rein back take the sting out dim fade bite back remit extenuate smooth slacken decline taper dwindle dispel retard slake shrink slow calm down drop off taper off take the bite out modulate phase down pour oil on ratchet down tail off play down turn down numb wane subside sober fight back darken conciliate recover rein propitiate keep in line cut recede confine minimize paralyse drop simmer down put the brakes on relent direct banish chill out benumb deter button up guide delimit ameliorate fall downscale discipline disarm anaesthetize withhold pall freeze comfort keep within bounds paralyze anesthetize minimise slack put damper on pipe down let up keep it down decrease the volume drop away die down die out die away buffer wind down quiet down make less intense make nice cut back cool down take a load off decelerate cool it keep lid on fall away cool out cut down cool off drain away peter out keep something in check cork up hold something in mask address improve qualify commute fill surfeit excuse sate satiate shade deepen cloud keep control of put a lid on dissipate desist hog-tie put half nelson on re-collect reduce the force of adjust monitor cap keep on a string gruntle obtund drive away chase away put to rest square drive off mince break gratify become weaker fade away come to an end unlax coast collect temperate rally corner inspect steady reduce something play up to peg bedim entrammel set limits on impose limits on soberize meet halfway loose disintegrate refresh crumble relaxed put a limit on trim ration contract impair cauterize box in dip keep tight rein on stem the flow of slow down tie up decrement incapacitate stun exhaust etherize cauterise chloroform KO drown unnerve stupefy injure gas deprive consume tire dope pale stabilize minify narrow shave pare slash knock out put out of order put to sleep lay out reconcile settle down humour round down make cutbacks in pare down resolve pad whittle down demilitarise dial down bring down take down save trim back neutralise smooth out step down cripple rescue clear the air couch stabilise trim down scale down mark down roll back neutralize defuse take the heat clip demilitarize overawe handicap content make dim make faint make less bright leash bit harness depreciate make lighter brighten humor determine decide deplete downsize straiten debar salve cure counteract win over clam up hush-hush make peace with gaol detain jail impound circumscribe imprison stay hogtie punctuate succor succour console vary solace sway strike dumb hush one's mouth hold one's tongue liss put a brake on patch things up form condition dictate influence make matters up accede to somebody's demands aid break up assist box up tie down lock up put away pin down pull back hem in rise above affect disburden disencumber empty levitate take remove upraise uplight shape change facilitate mould shift free jettison thin unload unburden bring an end to bring aid to make bearable let up on make something bearable bring respite to bring aid take load off bring under control alter touch underlie predispose reduce weight directionalize dispose put off throw out pour out mold act on incline make less work on shepherd have on a tight leash impact on exert influence on rachet down grow less have an effect on have an impact on be a factor in

Verb

To injure a person's dignity and self-respect
humiliate disgrace embarrass shame debase degrade discomfit humble demean expose mortify chasten devalue discredit dishonor dishonour downgrade abase abash crush deflate flatten quash subdue take down own show up bring down bring low put to shame make ashamed put down make a fool of show in a bad light get the better of put someone in their place cut down to size have the last laugh on make someone eat crow make someone eat humble pie take down a peg take the wind out of someone's sails settle someone's hash take down a peg or two chagrin cow sink lower cheapen smirch foul snub shoot down dispirit dishearten discourage belittle break bemean knock down tear down cause to lose face cast down floor curb tame reduce discipline restrain soften denigrate afflict check repress pop one's balloon silence make one feel small upset squelch overcome make eat dirt force to eat humble pie pull down put one away put away strike dumb demote cut to the quick bring down a peg demoralize rip smear slam pan discountenance blister wither devastate confound confuse vanquish downplay deject put out of countenance run down play down cause to feel small hurt shatter depress put in your place demoralise dump psych out dismay disconcert destroy debunk dash puncture balloon collide with run over hit run into let down easy knock the stuffing out of let wind out of sails kick in the teeth take the wind out of somebody's sails disparage tarnish taint diminish defame stain derogate blot sully bring into disrepute stigmatize drag through the mud nonplus fluster ridicule faze rattle stigmatise bring shame to corrupt debauch slander decry depreciate blacken bring shame on reflect badly on discompose annoy perturb prostitute besmirch lessen besmear undermine weaken insult minimize throw defile mock drag down compromise minimise dismiss drag through the mire put in a bad light bring shame upon dis lower the status of bad-mouth give a bad name to give a black eye poor-mouth vex pervert displease irk deprave bastardize deteriorate profane warp vitiate canker subvert condescend poison stoop deign vilify horrify appal disappoint reproach ruin slur injure mudsling bastardise mar agitate descend appall blemish undervalue worry detract disturb deprecate discombobulate sap disfavor bewilder disfavour unnerve bust distract shake attaint libel make uncomfortable give a bad name let down contemn enervate disrate deride discount criticize cast aspersions on slight diss vilipend do a hatchet job on detract from trash criticise trash-talk write off cry down make lose face take to pieces kiss off talk down blast blight affront demolish disconsider disoblige bring discredit to bring dishonour to brand harass lower in rank harm damage lower in status spoil desensitize brutalize dehumanize bring to one's knees bend to one's will take down a notch scandalize scorn despise relegate take apart blacken the name of cast a slur spot dehumanise desensitise brutalise betray downcry comment negatively condemn opprobriate reject put someone to shame get one's comeuppance be prejudicial to reduce the status of desecrate disrespect scandalise disregard make someone feel ashamed browbeat cut down take the wind out declass take to bits sell out lose face be untrue to oneself beat down abandon one's principles shoot down in flames tar and feather crawl bump set back revert subjugate mark down reduce to the ranks kick downstairs unsettle succumb perplex disorient surpass baffle ruffle take aback lower oneself debase oneself be reduced to debase yourself demean yourself lower yourself be reduced demean oneself defeat throw off balance gravel catch off balance daunt overwhelm cripple smash enfeeble overpower bring to terms incapacitate impair suppress deter cause to be at a stand put someone off their stroke put someone off their stride make someone scratch their head set someone back on their heels irritate impoverish extinguish hold up to shame distress disquiet rout peeve unman desolate stultify dissatisfy chill frustrate sadden malign weigh down make dejected disincline make dispirited make crestfallen damp indispose make downhearted dampen make self-conscious make uneasy make awkward bring to ruin bring someone to their knees cause instability plague stun tease puzzle bother bug dumbfound calumniate make ridiculous set up make absurd attack censure abuse knock slate throw a pall over give someone the blues get down make someone fed up knock sideways weigh heavily on pour cold water on knock for six put a damper on throw cold water on soil bag pummel rubbish roast skewer bash hang up devaluate hammer asperse vituperate catch one short pummelled monster disesteem dump on pour scorn on slag off have a go at speak ill of pull apart lay into speak evil of throw brickbats at throw mud at hit out at tear into make a monkey of put in a spot put in a hole put on the spot give a bad time give a hard time throw into a tizzy ruin the reputation of pooh-pooh bring into disfavour blacken someone's name damage someone's reputation destroy someone's credibility

Verb

To refuse or reject
negative reject turn down refuse blackball down kill nix shoot down veto give the thumbs down to give the red light to say ‘no’ to forbid block overrule stop quash disallow throw out ban dismiss prohibit bar embargo proscribe defeat outlaw rule against preclude overturn declare null and void pass on put down put an end to put a stop to vote down recant revoke cancel debar repudiate disown countermand rebuff invalidate reverse disclaim abjure disavow zing exclude taboo shut out disacknowledge keep back set aside throw censor say no to interdict rule out nullify boycott dissent decline discountenance deny pass cut censure disapprove burn negate place an embargo on pass by throw away refuse permission to thumbs down not go for give thumbs down put the kibosh on enjoin spurn make illegal prevent criminalize inhibit restrain withhold banish criminalise ostracize black blacklist pass up reprobate ostracise halt expel snub suppress deselect leave out in the cold restrict shun stymie avoid balk at throw over ignore keep out disfellowship cold-shoulder freeze out knock back say no scorn remove oust vote against freeze spike forfend evict eliminate estop disqualify obviate oppose declare illegal except repulse hold up lock up deprive get rid of force out declare ineligible cut off ice out discount close out suspend count out put an embargo on steer clear of send to Coventry lock out give the cold shoulder have nothing to do with give the cold shoulder to give a wide berth to condemn shutdown destroy sentence doom disentitle begrudge overthrow outvote illegalize curse give something a miss not grant give thumbs down to refuse admission to stand in the way of refuse entrance to penalise penalize stonewall officially forbid close down close up consider undesirable give the brush-off to gridlock cool cork stopper refuse to employ hit list make something punishable put on hit list fetter bottle up box in hang up jam up tie up give the thumbs down omit keep lid on put chill on declare something a punishable offence strike bring to screeching halt put half nelson on put a lock on put a stopper in throw cold water on withhold patronage pour cold water on disbar bounce wash one's hands of turn your back on brush off stay away from impose sanctions hold aloof from abstain from refrain from refuse to take part in eject deny access to disregard disclude bate occlude sideline leave out not count refuse to admit cut out miss out cashier drum out put out ward off prevent from entering refuse admittance hinder pass over shut the door on drive out desert jilt renounce check obstruct forestall impede disdain repel drop blank excommunicate eschew abnegate forsake unfollow unfriend despise declare taboo kick someone in the teeth leave off give someone the brush-off give someone the big E give someone the go-by scoff at cut dead give someone the air cast out hand someone the frozen mitt not buy break with have nothing more to do with bin off give someone the push swear off cast aside give the elbow shut down put the chill on

Verb

To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
defeat foil frustrate thwart ruin forestall neutralise neutralize baulk block circumvent contravene debar derail impede invalidate obstruct obviate overturn prevent scotch scuttle snooker stop stymie baffle bar confound deter discomfit halt hamper hinder nullify repel repress suppress upset balk checkmate curb dash nobble outwit parry rattle repulse scupper spoil undo blank bury check counter counterplot cross disappoint do for restrain put a stop to put paid to nip in the bud put the kibosh on put the stopper on get the better of put the mockers on screw up mess up beat down cause setback foul up hold up louse up stand in the way of upset one's apple cart put a spoke in someone's wheel put end to take wind out of sails beat cramp crimp counteract oppose smash inhibit trammel stall elude quash cripple prohibit bilk stump crab annul escape head off upset the apple cart evade put an end to fetter avoid hobble sidestep negate arrest root skirt stave off interfere with cancel ward off hold back take down stonewall take wind out of steer clear of hang up give the slip conquer defy cramp one's style withstand stifle bypass dodge hamstring offset duck crush be beyond circumnavigate snafu traverse wreck deflect forbid retard restrict queer disconcert overrule ditch juke kill avert defend against hold off overcome shut out cook someone's goose play off put the lid on spike someone's guns queer someone's pitch corner give the run around throw monkey wrench in throw a spanner in the works resist buck get out of shun divert finish something finish off countermove eschew surpass challenge act against disrupt interdict limit miss extinguish end crash keep lid on unsettle exceed quell destroy throw a curve fend off shatter make an end of bring to a close beggar confuse cheat bring an end to dish skin cease promote faze skip shake buffalo bollix put the damper on put a damper on confront pour cold water on throw cold water on shake off shuffle off triumph gain vanquish bring to an end crool banjax run circles around give the run-around run rings around be the end of lick preclude halt in its tracks shackle handicap puzzle throw a monkey wrench in the works put a brake on mystify upset the applecart dash one's hope encumber clog manacle short-circuit hog-tie nonplus handcuff embarrass veto flummox reject dead-end pigeonhole shelve tie up render null and void vote down disallow choke off cut off hang fire put on hold refuse revoke recant throw a monkey wrench into put on back burner throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of throw out rule against counterbalance give the thumbs down to counterpoise countervail negative balance compensate for cancel out make up for correct balance out counterweigh equalize square up be an antidote to countercheck make ineffective override equalise deactivate even up abrogate defuse wipe out subdue redress counterweight render ineffective intercept forfend pre-empt turn aside torpedo anticipate chill interrupt rule out devastate clobber blight dampen sink preempt help sabotage second-guess save keep get ahead of get in before shirk provide against steal a march on ward cool get around beat someone to it beat someone to the punch beat someone to the draw keep off keep at bay plug worst throw estop demolish interfere attack spike hit blow stay forefend stave cork dam desist discontinue damp damage let commandeer injure blast mar disadvise scare keep from happening poison be early turn off talk out of act like a wet blanket beat somebody to it be one step ahead of pick off act in advance of prepare for head off at pass cloud nix euchre wreak havoc with cruel wreak havoc on defend guard bulwark fence burst one's bubble shortcut discourage screen blow a hole in bring to naught outflank cover fend outmanoeuvre shield against fight off guard against safeguard against secure against stand up for protect against defend oneself against keep at arm's length skirt round outmaneuver preoccupy forecast delay monopolize project expect foresee envision predict find a way round monopolise get round end-run find a way around get past go around flee lose scape outrun body-swerve stay shy of throw off the scent be beyond someone fly weasel out of run around get away from shy escape from slip away from give the slip to run away from shuffle out of double get away finesse give somebody the slip run from give the runaround slip through the net shuck slip through someone's fingers

Verb

To knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is
belittle ridicule decry defame deprecate depreciate derogate disparage malign minimise minimize trivialise trivialize degrade denigrate dismiss mock abuse bad-mouth censure condemn deride diminish discredit downgrade knock revile rubbish run down scorn slur treat lightly underestimate underrate undervalue vilify laugh at laugh off marginalise marginalize asperse bash cast aspersions on criticise criticize detract from dis discount diss pan pooh-pooh poor-mouth pour scorn on put down scoff at slam slate sneer at trash trash-talk vilipend blister demean detract dispraise do down downplay lower minify misprize play down pull apart rip roast scorch smear squelch understate cry down dump on hit out at hold cheap kiss off pick holes in slag off take to pieces talk down write off drag through the mud have a go at make light of pooh pooh poor mouth shoot down sour grapes take down tear down do a hatchet job on cut down to size cut to the quick shoot full of holes take a swipe at take down a peg slight devalue insult humiliate humble disgrace shame slander cheapen reduce attack debase lessen disdain contemn deflate vituperate make little of abase traduce calumniate underplay taunt dishonor speak ill of dishonour chasten mortify despise sneer denounce lambaste impugn smirch flame gloss over sink sell short libel foul scoff brush aside snub disregard pull to pieces jeer reject mudsling berate crush stigmatize tear into underemphasize de-emphasize gibe inveigh against speak badly of think little of spurn blast cast down look down on rap stigmatise shrug off affront soft-pedal make fun of disrespect sniff at pillory flout bring down undermine bag pummel throw mud at opprobriate hammer give a bad name bring into disrepute embarrass lay into pummelled set little store by twit fault throw brickbats at rail against fulminate against spread lies about find fault with rate too low treat with contempt speak evil of jeer at blacken the name of sully the reputation of do an injustice to bring low besmirch not do justice to skewer hold in contempt demote blacken offend blame monster jump on weaken repudiate abash excoriate poke fun at reprehend reprobate scout disesteem set no store by reproach subvert lampoon prostitute gird chagrin demoralize injure rally bemean demoralise make a fool of destroy cut down tease put away give a black eye take down a peg or two tone down treat as unimportant blacken the reputation of conduct a smear campaign against downcry savage rebuff outrage wound castigate sully condescend stain misjudge taint devaluate deign scandalize tarnish rebuke slap backbite curse assail scandalise upbraid underprice sling mud at discountenance rag corrupt reprove deplore disapprove subdue discomfit pervert laugh execrate wave aside debauch deprave bastardize deteriorate profane warp vitiate canker ride rip up compromise high-hat snoot besmear anathematize poison damage slag cavil at break carp at own mark down treat contemptuously jibe at be wrong about be scornful about disfavor be contemptuous about disfavour denunciate crack fleer caricature jest burlesque travesty swipe dump satirize grin leer skin bastardise abhor hate show contempt for disconcert snigger turn up your nose at come down on tear to shreds cause to lose face reflect badly on satirise drag through the mire think too little of find fault do a number on slough off lower the status of look down upon bring shame upon rag on call down put in a bad light put to shame show up look down one's nose at knock down turn up one's nose hold up to ridicule quip at put someone in their place cock a snook at rank out sneeze at make someone eat humble pie make someone eat crow give Bronx cheer turn your nose up at backstab make nothing of treat something lightly criticize unfairly poormouth clamor against badmouth hoot play something down question disvalue object discommend expostulate frown comment negatively mistrust blacken the character of deemphasize soften mute restrain talk trash bad mouth not go for lower in rank mistreat dig demonize cuss caluminate voodoo jinx subordinate give comeuppance knock off high horse lower in status give black eye take dim view of put hooks in spot demonise stoop animadvert disapprove of underprize desecrate defile attaint blot relegate betray descend complain snipe at hit rail skin alive dress down jive write down to denigrate tear to pieces hold forth against harm mar jibe make cutting remarks about say contemptuously gibe at be contemptuous of turn up your nose curl one's lip at put a whammy on knock off give a bad name to tar and feather lose face bring shame on fail to appreciate set too little store by drag down take a dig at misbid misrespect take away spoil desensitize brutalize dehumanize sell out hold back wipe slam-dunk declass decrease be untrue to oneself beat down lambast take swipe at throw stones at dehumanise desensitise bring shame to brutalise abandon one's principles withdraw make jokes about scathe miscalculate bump set back revert nag potshot scold belabor bust reduce to the ranks kick downstairs reprimand be hostile to argue against take issue with object to take exception to nitpick over find lacking depress express contempt miscarry shun persecute oppress snicker smile chastise disrate crawl belabour zing hose slang miscall cut rate take away from not do justice heap scorn on be above subtract from cane objurgate slash silence upset overcome subjugate consider beneath one spit on refuse refute piss over confute avoid defy turn back on curl your lip at turn nose up at give the Bronx cheer to consider beneath you spit in the face of renounce piss on blow raspberries at turn down laugh out of court spit in the eye of hold up to scorn arraign strike dumb pull down chill abominate regard with contempt send up point finger at frame pronounce punish judge hang something on chide take to task blow whistle on proscribe give something a bad press send up the river thumbs down on pin it on name give someone a bad press lay at one's door adjudge let have it be rude to call names blow off vituperate against shout at cuss out swear at settle someone's hash pop one's balloon make one feel small put one away bring down a peg make eat dirt force to eat humble pie dispirit disappoint flay cow carp maul cavil disbelieve laugh to scorn boo call someone names annoy ignore discourage dishearten dismay flatten overlook be allergic to fleer at poke mullock at scout at faze fluster confound rattle displease confuse nonplus vex look down nose at look down your nose at dig at show contempt turn up one's nose at stultify neglect horrify appal knock the stuffing out of let wind out of sails puncture balloon debunk take the wind out of somebody's sails kick in the teeth take the wind out of someone's sails dash quash let down easy take the mickey out of curl one's lip appall put someone to shame get one's comeuppance take the wind out harass worry talk something down give something a battering give a bad press to pick to pieces nit-pick make sport of take the piss out of soil bite one's thumb at pass over expose brush off put aside refuse to acknowledge make ridiculous set up think no more of shut eyes to push aside sweep aside make absurd turn a blind eye to pay no attention to take no notice of forget about turn a deaf ear to have no time for impair threaten undo ruin disrupt sabotage destabilize sap wreck debilitate demolish ruin the reputation of damage someone's reputation destroy someone's credibility bring into disfavour show in a bad light blacken someone's name thwart undercut chip away destabilise foil

Verb

To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer
delete cancel blue-pencil erase remove cross out dele efface excise expunge obliterate strike out cut out edit blot out edit out eradicate kill unpublish elide rub out take out annul bleep clean cut decontaminate destroy drop eliminate exclude omit rub sanitise sanitize score scrap scratch scratch out scrub snip squelch sterilise sterilize strike terminate trim X-out ink out score out stroke out white out wipe out x out black out clean up pass up put a line through rule out Tippex out annihilate abolish exterminate extirpate liquidate snuff out total demolish raze extinguish stamp out finish off root out do away with sweep away trash torpedo smash zap off decimate waste do in quash wash out get rid of put paid to wipe off the map wipe off the face of the earth ax axe sink obscure devastate desolate wreck crush shoot down wipe from the face of the earth put an end to abate put down put a stop to weed out stop chop expurgate leave out purge break off end exsect uproot suppress wrack cream nuke pulverize ruin shatter disrupt undo vaporize upset tear down take away bring to an end pulverise pull down put the lid on check vaporise nix finish level cover defeat ravage remove all traces of blow sky-high knock out knock off KO blank out destroy root and branch take apart block out wipe off face of earth blue pencil mark out blow to bits rub off withdraw nullify negate disannul retract bowdlerize redact gut bowdlerise launder censor revoke pull rescind wipe off cancel out extract countermand repeal recall abrogate reverse void overrule override abandon abort recant invalidate X out discharge take back dismantle dismiss lift abjure forswear cry off call back declare null and void back out of call off veto dispatch blank blot scrape off disqualify suspend withcall unsay call in cross through amputate exscind slash disinfect cleanse cut up lop off scissor out give something the chop wash off rinse off sponge out clean off scrub off obviate null renege disclaim call vacate renounce set aside avoid discard repudiate deny black make void backpedal disown counterorder render invalid retire render null and void strike down declare invalid roll back cast aside pull out of bow out of back out draw out pull out take off stand down

Verb

To edit out rude, incorrect, offensive, useless, or otherwise undesirable information from a book, CD or other publication
expurgate bowdlerise bowdlerize censor clean up purge cut purify sanitise sanitize blue-pencil edit launder redact red-pencil bleep blip cleanse decontaminate emasculate lustrate screen scrub sterilise sterilize bleep out blue pencil make acceptable make palatable make presentable water down amend abridge clean wash delete parts of rinse make cuts to make deletions in bathe deterge scour clarify disinfect inspect examine delete refine depurgate GI restore dry-clean unpublish turn out rinse out make clean tub cork oversee criticise review bleach restrain narrow conceal exscind squelch excise gag restrict remove repress revile stifle blacklist control suppress criticize withhold valet make changes to make cuts in scissor out strike out prevent publication supervise communications refuse transmission black out wash and press do the washing do the laundry wash and iron put the lid on drop the iron curtain depurate clear depollute freshen fumigate deodorize filter antisepticize deodorise rarefy distil distill pasteurize autoclave sublimate pasteurise swill wash out treat elutriate fine gargle garble process rectify rinse your mouth ventilate fan aerate sift strain oxygenate detoxify cauterize clean out cauterise vaporize make pure vaporise make sanitary concentrate clean thoroughly make sterile get rid of impurities reclaim detoxicate air uphold bath sanctify cool refresh redeem disinfest sanitate deliver free unburden relieve antiseptize neutralize neutralise circulate delouse smoke render incapacitate change desexualize melt make safe make germ-free melt down make clear smoke out air out remove impurities from get rid of impurities from boil down trim get to the meat press evaporate press out volatilize cook infuse express condense cut to the bone extract squeeze out precipitate steam cut down sieve boil liquate filtrate aerify exculpate remit edulcorate chasten absolve expiate atone exonerate rarify

Verb

To put pressure on
pressurize force coerce press browbeat bulldoze pressure squeeze bully dragoon hound influence intimidate persuade push badger brainwash drive goad harass harry nag pester prod blackjack bludgeon compel compress strong-arm condense constrict fast-talk hustle press-gang railroad lean on make prevail on put pressure on use pressure on breathe down someone's neck twist someone's arm put the squeeze on turn on the heat put the screws on impel urge constrain oblige hassle induce steamroller cow obligate impress bring pressure to bear on sandbag muscle menace prompt incite spur terrorize threaten use strong-arm tactics on terrorise hector nudge oppress encourage plague bounce tyrannize torment egg on put the heat on require bluster exhort tyrannise admonish domineer tempt push around frighten propel insist bullyrag charge convince cajole bogart move sway enforce necessitate instigate mau-mau inveigle adjure solicit put up to persecute provoke enjoin stimulate stir goose inspire demand command blackmail try to persuade call on appeal to trigger implore work on scare beseech put under an obligation bother entreat insist on advise fire up coax importune get warn beset promote motivate caution buffalo bind cause order prick twist somebody's arm wheedle chivvy act on whip impose railroad into sic boss around bulldoze into tighten the screws on have someone do something lead counsel daunt beg terrify disturb subdue upset awe agitate petition direct plead entice alarm unnerve beguile lure bug overawe finagle talk spook worry overbear subjugate incline concuss trouble despotize vex appeal rouse ride argue key up irritate bring round prevail upon occasion request shotgun boss about sell politick push for pick on excite sweet-talk soft-soap bring pressure to bear upon ramrod sell on rowel sound actuate advance call upon ride roughshod over come at high pressure put the bite on walk heavy put screws to impose on win over bring pressure upon talk into apply pressure turn the screws on bring pressure to bear shanghai smother suffocate bid preach heavy crowd assail lean mither castigate besiege repress restrict hinder suppress will leave someone no option work over put the frighteners on inflame sting challenge dun mangle have effect twist arm put off make nervous unsettle twist one's arm needle tighten the screw on high-pressure turn the screw on maneuver sanction ask manoeuvre lord it over put heat on force somebody's hand roust lash titillate bring force to bear on propose dominate tease heckle bait swagger hold a gun to someone's head outface stare down outstare deter put off balance ruffle put through the wringer put the chill on rationalize rationalise conjure countenance commend put the arm on affright make an offer they can't refuse appall appal foment work up discourage disconcert dismay stand up to abash instruct tell ordain push about decree exact psych up dictate claim scare off prescribe charm rule quest flatter scare the bejesus out of appoint overcome dispose ride roughshod blarney abuse snarl comminate fulminate scowl forewarn growl rally elicit impassion foist annoy court draw worm psych someone out put someone off their stroke call for manipulate use duress on burden conscript use force on urge by force choke apply obtrude contract bring spark inspirit activate energize incentivize evoke steel invigorate plead with clamor for stipulate for give the order to give the command to press for advocate expedite exert force on hearten impact exhilarate convert animate uplift arouse empower vitalize galvanize embolden bear down pin down inspan campaign blandish reason palaver galvanise hint to stir up envigorate strike pump up incentify cheer on refresh whip up incentivise pep up spur on energise help boost up suggest to recommend bear hard on put squeeze on smooth-talk make threats against threaten to harm flex muscles look daggers make threat threaten to kill issue threats to make threats to bedevil irk aggravate kowtow get round banter con snow oil soap seduce exploit bribe control jockey play steer steamroll distress speed up perturb work molest shake fist at beleaguer put the screws to bill affect seek to influence modify splash pitch spot change alter plug lobby boost soft-sell hype thump drum billboard procure further butter up lay it on soften up spread it on sweeten up fret work upon stress pour it on dragoon into sway opinion press your case make a pitch for solicit votes exert influence pull strings hard sell build up try to influence campaign for pursue gnaw prejudice talk round pull strings with steamroller into chivy turn on go on at get in your hair drive round the twist drive round the bend be on your back drive up the wall be in someone's hair keep on at give a hard time give someone grief turn suborn colour exert influence on make yourself felt with carry weight with touch cut any ice with go to town on browbeat into bear down on color pressurise afflict torture exasperate nettle rack dog devil harrow agonize chafe peeve gall eat get to pain anguish agonise rile nark displease strain grate curse pique disquiet anger keep after discompose burn up try put out excruciate victimize hack off rub up the wrong way infuriate spite hurt madden perplex incense ail fuss miff aggrieve rankle get at victimise haunt taunt get on your nerves gripe wind up tick off rasp frost fluster concern harp on at faze enrage maltreat grieve bend someone's ear discommode give someone the hump ill-treat gnaw at henpeck rattle itch antagonize frustrate tantalize tantalise exercise gravel drive crazy outrage make angry be at give a bad time drive mad make someone see red antagonise get across tee off attack mistreat insult embarrass offend flurry interrupt tax peck at tear rark niggle wrong overwhelm martyr break grumble at frazzle discomfort depress weigh down distemper distract unhinge derail alarum hagride cause suffering to pick at undo exacerbate discombobulate be on one's case hack you off weird out freak out put down make waves get on one's nerves make someone's blood boil get in someone's hair hit where one lives rub the wrong way get someone's back up get on someone's nerves scourge scold berate wring upbraid barrage ply wound rag confuse criticize smite blight disgust bite grip crucify carp at be a nuisance to sadden intrude upon make cross criticise burn misuse enslave moan at throw shake grate on find fault with keep complaining to overpower injure abrade rankle with tyrranize get on your wick drive to distraction drive bananas bum out mess with eat at single out roil hump make anxious ill-use T-off lie heavy on get your back up make things hot for someone make it hot for someone turn off treat harshly cheese off get on someone's back get in one's hair get under one's skin put your back up make someone's hackles rise put someone's back up be cruel to walk all over tyrannize over ruffle someone's feathers rattle someone's cage get under someone's skin raise someone's hackles be on the back of give someone the pip try someone's patience get someone's dander up get up someone's nose be brutal to infest give someone hell bewilder stress out remind scorn rib chaff noodge macerate despoil foray tear away at prey on buttonhole give the business drive nuts discomfit jerk around accost pother encroach intrude be prey to breath down someone's neck mess disparage nag at chide rattle one's cage grind someone down discriminate against punish bone push someon's buttons be on someone's back reproach revile expel beat hunt exile weigh heavily on be the victim of get someone's hackles up get someone's goat get someone's wick be a thorn in someone's flesh discountenance incommode override haze drive you up the wall sweat fear stew be a pest to entangle hamper break in confound aggress puzzle curdle strap nit-pick indispose desolate put through wringer get the knife into stick the knife into grind psych cause anguish to humiliate violate get up your nose make your blood boil get your goat get under your skin lead someone a merry dance play cat and mouse rub salt in wound arouse anxiety in make miserable do a number on throw off balance make wretched push buttons make it tough for weigh on cut up jump on one's case give one the business affront fester fall upon fall on push button heat up get your dander up make uneasy prey on someone's mind cause concern to make uncomfortable lie heavy on someone's mind weigh heavy on someone's mind cause discomfort to flip out start in on belittle mock give the needle yap at scratch around rag on get on someone's wick ask for it put someone's nose out of joint beleague hang over wear search high heaven have a down on make fun of be down on have it in for be critical of be autocratic be on one's back crush despair deride abase manhandle grill start test raid be bothered cause anxiety dishonor mishandle brutalize brutalise cause anxiety to master hegemonize get across someone set on work into lather send into a rage set one off try one's patience take a rise out of put someone out get a rise out of make blood boil chagrin dissatisfy subject dump on martyrize take advantage of dishonour do an injustice to sweat out be a great weight on keep down kick around play the heavy with mess over mess with someone's head weigh heavily on one's mind do someone's head in prey on one's mind weigh heavily on someone's mind be a weight on someone's mind beef grouse yowl holler mutter grumble kvetch complain squeal crab yammer wail moan caterwaul whine grump scream grouch repine kick squawk inveigh whimper carp bellyache bleat murmur yaup croak keen grizzle yawp whinge maunder maraud ravage encumber overload rule with a rod of iron trample on saddle rule over hold sway over grind down bring under the yoke bring someone to their knees overthrow trample rule with an iron hand trample underfoot weigh heavy upon hold down put upon bring to heel handicap beat down go for jugular give no quarter lay a bad trip on step on the toes of take visit egg buffet be a pain in the neck mix up be a thorn in someone's side cause trouble to moan on at savage find fault press hard attack repeatedly lacerate mutilate claw maul kill take it out on set upon inconvenience go for tear at bore impede cross pull at tear to pieces make one's hackles rise get on someone's case

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Make legally null and void
nullify invalidate void abolish annul abrogate quash repeal rescind cancel revoke disannul dissolve negate reverse undo vacate veto abate avoid counteract countermand neutralise neutralize null obliterate obviate terminate countervail rebut recall render invalid set aside annihilate axe ax cancel out cast aside compensate confine counterbalance declare null and void kill limit nig offset renege renig restrict roll back scratch scrub strike down torpedo trash vitiate zap do away with render null and void blue pencil bring to an end forget it stamp out take out wash out wipe out call all bets off bring to naught retract overrule withdraw overturn override repudiate take back overthrow recant nix put an end to disallow counterpoise scrap balance end compensate for remove abort make up for dismantle call off drop balance out rule against lift discharge redress stop erase efface call back discontinue delete renounce expunge eradicate eliminate negative deny dismiss disclaim make void redeem abjure abandon cut rub out black out blot out ditch outweigh suspend reject dump discard backpedal counterweigh X-out finish forswear countercheck cry off root out snuff out extinguish equalize disaffirm suppress disestablish call throw out destroy make ineffective exterminate correct backtrack on extirpate get rid of oppose contravene liquidate renege on disown declare invalid equilibrize defeat even out equalise weasel out work against sweep away contradict back out of make null and void undermine upset alter halt chop subvert excise counter cease disqualify down deracinate ignore supersede prohibit abnegate frustrate counterorder square go back on outvote break off blackball turf cross turn down counterweight clean up shoot down finish off even up unsay close down dispatch give something the chop rule out decimate back out rectify refuse put down withcall censor knock something on the head dele put a stop to go against cross out strike out put the kibosh on blank out blue-pencil put a line through atone for go back on one's word divorce declare weaken discount bleep devalue disobey disregard dishonour unfit impair circumduct retreat watergate back-pedal on waive dishonor blow sky-high render meaningless get off the hook backwater forget quell refuse to fulfil inter bring to a close KO lay in the grave bury put to rest hold a funeral inhume blow entomb put six feet under cork up hush up bottle up shut down remit knock out do in repel break call in atone equal out wangle out put damper on opt out stand down throw over worm out retire refute redline do a U-turn on purge omit dominate flout defy predominate prevail pull the plug crawl out of belay put the lid on exclude edit black knock on the head slaughter massacre butcher disavow ding impugn traverse stonewall belie disprove ride roughshod over trample underfoot amend equiponderate elide waste check arrest antagonize antagonise redress the balance trample upon phase out remedy break with take off ink out x out block out stroke out edit out X out white out pull back take away draw back tip the scales set off wipe from the face of the earth put paid to wipe off the map wipe off the face of the earth foreswear scratch out score out redact wipe off bowdlerize turn thumbs down junk disband render inert shed relinquish apostatize forsake deface fix right reduce stabilize respond lessen stabilise counterwork buck adjourn trim blank gut strike remove all traces of cut out bowdlerise blot scrape off launder even level equate match deactivate subdue overcome conquer defuse render ineffective jettison wipe slate clean dial back back down backtrack welsh back off eat one's words worm out of fly in the face of conclude prorogue bring square up dispense with change break up wind up disunite desist overset lay to rest prostrate set tie collate adjust accord attune parallel readjust be an antidote to inhibit squelch wreck split up close disorganize loose wrack postpone unmake collapse destruct sever shoot ruin wind down shatter demolish ban pull up quit interrupt forbid block interdict cut short pack in put kibosh on knock down bring down proscribe outlaw fade out resolve into render void pair off come out even come out bar embargo lay off cut off stop midstream preclude boycott knock it off call a halt pull the plug on call it quits pass decline disapprove discountenance censure burn dissent place an embargo on give thumbs down thumbs down pass on give the thumbs down to pass by not go for give the red light to throw away refuse permission to

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Diminish or destroy the value or quality of
spoil damage mar harm impair injure blemish destroy disfigure ruin deface wreck scar flaw blight blow total upset bloody break compromise crab cripple endamage hurt trash undo vitiate crool debase disfeature blot cross up defile demolish depredate desecrate desolate despoil devastate disgrace mess up pillage plunder prejudice ravage sack smash spoliate waste make useless take apart put a damper on be a blot on the landscape screw up crush tarnish mutilate sabotage shatter mangle maim undermine weaken taint annihilate vandalize ransack loot corrupt vandalise distort deform raid raze foul up scupper batter lay waste gut disable rifle pollute scotch rob maraud stain sully louse up reave wreak havoc on queer rape strip hinder corrode impede put the kibosh on poison disrupt subvert devour wound enfeeble diminish incapacitate play havoc with contaminate decimate ravish torpedo abuse pervert thwart sap make a mess of do in frustrate wear away bruise touch scratch consume debilitate cream pulverize reduce afflict infect deteriorate nuke contort violate pulverise foil dash dismantle stymie rust twist level botch nix overwhelm dish extinguish threaten erode wrack vaporize put paid to besmirch warp cut discolour quash dirty pull down vaporise blow a hole in tear down disintegrate invalidate gnaw discolor hamstring eat away sink throw a spanner in the works of deprave banjax forage throw a monkey wrench in the works of lacerate put an end to cruel euchre scourge blast enervate shake up depress blunt steal from rot decay mangulate mark be detrimental to darken soil blacken put the lid on uglify bring to naught take out lessen hamper devalue quell crumble bring down jeopardize rub out fleece put out of action foul scathe misshape dilapidate weather torture abrade hack dishonour eat dissolve bend rough up lame paralyse defeat profane interfere with destabilize maul befoul impoverish deflate dent burn wrench disqualify nibble fret break up jeopardise make a hash of paralyze bring to an end prostrate ruinate muck up unfit put a stop to debauch smash up dishonor subdue wear down bite waste away bite at cause detriment to prostitute destabilise leave desolate leave in ruins wipe out run through tear apart outrage worsen attenuate affect exhaust overcome bring to ruin lay waste to obliterate end cramp burgle buckle prevent butcher ding tweak emasculate degrade traumatize squinch obstruct denude screw molest smear stifle shake detract from misuse malform harry put at risk fade smirch hold up tear reive gnarl havoc appropriate overturn do damage to wrong bodge scorch pirate shock misapply bleach restrict overrun spread to brutalize brutalise be prejudicial to be disadvantageous to scuttle stab dismember knot misemploy skew traumatise knock down make unattractive water down demoralise demoralize distress flatten stop be deleterious to overthrow wince color slash scour eat away at animalize raze to the ground bust make ugly do for immobilize cut up colour decompose wear play merry hell with adulterate rain on someone's parade chip away at gnaw away at hack up knock off stick up spread among wreak havoc seduce drive a nail into the coffin of inactivate burn through bite into burn into gnaw away do mischief to knock out throw monkey wrench in unstrengthen kibosh unbrace immobilise take advantage of spike muzzle shoot down lay in ruins pinion render incapable hogtie hock handicap use up tag whittle plague detract shiver blotch speckle devitalize disfashion inconvenience wither endanger nick dispossess bust up maraud over imperil brand annoy clobber mess disarrange disorganize disturb disorder deprive bastardise bastardize bestialize handle roughly oxidize delay convulse slow retard unsettle trouble do harm to bow impact bring about the downfall of freeboot indispose muller depopulate turn upside-down derange slow down dampen sour strike spray paint rustle streak cause confusion in cause turmoil in throw into disarray throw into disorder throw into confusion throw a monkey wrench into put out of commission deplete torpefy perturb influence mayhem hog-tie massacre gimp castrate truncate stamp out score arrogate embezzle confiscate invade trespass pinch scrape beat rend bankrupt blaspheme curb inhibit restrain smother disserve wipe off map do one in make powerless make unfit render powerless decrease nip in the bud reduce to nothing reduce to rubble bring to nothing wreak havoc upon clean out occur prevail knacker make misshapen distort the shape of bend out of shape melt liquefy dissipate limit perish fragment topple radioactivate pique aggrieve grieve pain wax torment sting wear through do burglarize dump on oxidate impinge neutralize squelch commit sacrilege age eradicate impact on prevail over impinge upon expurgate censor bowdlerize cause the loss of cause the sacrifice of result in damage to lead to the end of result in harm to cost enthuse disease make impure move treat sacrilegiously insult cancel out spot char strike down strike at canker flake oxidise season draw blood amputate bowdlerise render ineffective stiff mug steam treat with disrespect blaspheme against take hold of attack chop crumple assault make dirty tinge become rusty devaluate cheapen exert influence on have an effect on have an impact on skin crimp have neutralise craze unbuild overreach outmaneuver abolish outmanoeuvre outfox abate outsmart offset overshadow make lose face commit sacrilege against condition fell harsh balls up cut to pieces tear limb from limb hash up force dynamite crash burglarise break into turn over nullify prowl liberate loft relieve prey grab kip requisition foray lift work against make waves carve slay cut about hash slit separate mash slice flay lose strength mellow take explode smite bomb disappoint whittle away disempower exploit mishandle cast gloom over mine dig soften tunnel sandbag challenge break down blow up chop up wash out manipulate knock over moonlight requisition rip off be destroyed bring a note of sadness to cast a gloom upon glitch up chip blow to bits blow sky-high blow to pieces drag through the mud dig out hollow out bed clip one's wings knock the bottom out of queer the pitch of poke full of holes smash and grab halt misrepresent falsify misinterpret deflower sexually assault scrape away jam ill-use garble have one's way with force yourself on sexually abuse have one's evil way with force oneself on take away someone's innocence indecently assault grimace deactivate freeze disenable grind down divert misconstrue crack maltreat split knock clamp wheel-clamp exterminate simulate age in misrelate misstate fudge deflect slant cook cause injury bang up tamper with tie prevent from moving bring to a standstill render inoperative make inoperative prevent from working action render inactive bring to a halt arrest disarm trample eat into mistreat salt change alter doctor phony up alloy steer fake doctor up veer water brainwash