Đồng nghĩa của stay

Alternative for stay

stays, stayed, staying

Đồng nghĩa: continue, delay, detain, dwell, endure, hold up, inhabit, last, live, occupy, persist, remain, reside, retard, stop,

Trái nghĩa: go,

Verb

To remain in a specified state or position
remain wait linger bide tarry abide loiter stand dwell hover rest settle stick await dally hang pause reside stop halt lodge bunk continue delay endure lag nest outstay perch roost squat hang around stay put stick around hang about hold on hang round hold the fort sit tight sweat it out wait around be left establish oneself establish yourself hang on hang out keep on stay out put down roots remain behind stay behind last persist stay on carry on live hold survive prevail be present be keep up run on keep going haunt be there perdure go on live on sojourn frequent persevere exist make a night of it stop out attend keep out be in attendance turn up hold up inhabit be out spend time hold out stay over dawdle extend take occur kick around pass time lie around lie grind kick your heels bear recur repeat cling on happen carry through proceed have no end stay around hold good be the case remain standing stay still be located stall last out live out standby are bivouac cling kick about make camp hold over be protracted hang back die slowly cling to life be situated roam continue to exist wear resist stay round cool one's heels hang in the air be extant perpetuate see out waste time protract be found be in existence be real be existent be met with be latent maintain pass progress project sustain grind away press on hold fast be prolonged plough on drag on hold true remain unchanged footle loll bum dillydally chill drone loaf lazy laze lounge idle be patient wait up stand up outlast remain true stretch out draw out stay staunch goof off hack around veg out kick back hold your horses wait a minute perseverate obtain strive pursue take place advance execute ramble act come about behave deport go ahead comport conduct outlive tough it out stick at follow up see through go the limit keep at be stubborn go all the way refuse to go away stick to guns follow through be resolute be timeless be durable wear on be long lived ride out stick to wear well apply never say die rule reign hold sway be in force remain valid be valid remain in operation be in use remain operative remain in force remain effective be employed remain motionless subsist last longer than bear up live longer than stay alive withstand remain alive make it come through endure beyond weather stand firm be alive stick it out outwear evade death escape death abound predominate preponderate stand fast be rife cheat death be current be prevalent remain alive after be rampant be common be customary be established be widespread hang in there have life live on after hang in be animate be in this world walk the earth go the distance be in effect be in the land of the living have being draw breath be the order of the day see it through stand your ground live through make it through suffer be comfortable be stable live after stretch prolong bear on run operate handle have legs outride wear down breathe be persistent be supreme stick at it hold your own spin out lengthen get along get by move keep lie in wait hold the phone watch for sweat it chug away plug away drag out do clutch grasp latch on grip keep it up keep a hold on be tough cut it make the cut outstand stand wear prove durable resist wear withstand wear hack it hang tough stick with it stay the course stay fresh soldier on crack on stand up to wear fight for your life sustain oneself keep your head above water sustain life keep afloat keep body and soul together exist generally

Verb

To stay somewhere temporarily
lodge sojourn reside bunk domicile holiday live quarter stop bide board crash dwell roof room shelter squat visit abide camp harbor harbour house nest park roost settle station vacation inhabit nestle tarry vacay put up stay over stop over take a room take up residence be accommodated hole up spend some time be billeted be domiciled be housed be quartered have lodgings have rooms stop off take lodgings be a lodger break one's journey perch live in occupy relax locate dwell in be settled rest have your home hang out tenant remain take a break lodge in be on holiday be domiciled in be on vacation slob around reside in stay in have one's residence have your home in have one's home accommodate be established in take up residence in encamp chamber billet bivouac bestow weekend populate ensconce travel take in exist possess people bide in be settled in sojourn in be a resident of have as your home have digs be ensconced in set up home in make one's home keep house be an inhabitant of make your home in settle in establish oneself abide in have one's home in break linger have a break tent install hang one's hat take it easy put your feet up pitch tent canton rent hostel lie inhere tour indwell bedwell be present hang out in hang one's hat in have taken up residence in have established oneself in come to stay stay with go to live in make one's home in become domiciled in go to live set up housekeeping in move to take root set up house put down roots put down roots in establish yourself set up home stay on emigrate to hang up one's hat sleep instal go on holiday take a holiday stay at go on vacation own maintain ensconce oneself in be in residence establish oneself in ensconce yourself in be in command move into use make your home pervade be the tenant of establish keep sit permeate establish yourself in be in residence in be established trip sightsee pilgrimage gallivant adventure knock about go on a trip go sightseeing go on an expedition go camping go abroad go on an excursion subsist be repose be inherent be contained in be found in be expressed by stand have its being bunk out have its existence be contained have as its main feature be defined by be based on consist depend on be attributable to be ascribable to be intrinsic to hold be found be located be set situate put place be situated be positioned be sited fix seat set site position be perched found base build post dig in dispose

Verb

To provide with a sound or secure foundation or basis
brace buttress prop support bear bolster tether underpin carry sustain truss undergird uphold stick strut wire stake underprop prop up shore up hold up reinforce fortify strengthen bolster up hold maintain shore stand shoulder upbear buoy bulwark bear up keep up augment underlie withstand buoy up jack up succor succour gird secure endure steady crutch bear up under cradle tie up cement defend confirm suffer back up be a foundation for keep from falling take beef up build up step up jazz up boost lie beneath aid help assist give support to feed supplement stiffen cushion increase make stronger add to give a boost to toughen steel harden consolidate enhance ready set prepare improve amplify heighten enlarge intensify place deepen extend expand rest subsidize protect revitalize galvanize encourage nerve magnify swell invigorate inure season indurate broaden revitalise redouble subsidise accentuate empower corroborate enrich substantiate galvanise make ready psych up multiply envigorate punch up brace up add fuel to fire amp up tense pillow resist fund finance underwrite pillar re-enforce stand up to add force to gear up get ready widen pad add emphasize push supply top underline promote inspire stress foster spur round off top up eke out fill out make larger fill up make bigger heat up make greater poise forearm garrison drive motivate champion embolden raise embattle incentivize reward stimulate incentify safeguard entrench wall develop energize incentivise back energise highlight emphasise escalate uplift inflate charge up soup up spur on elevate hike stoke up advertise accelerate supersize aggrandize advertize compound hype rally jump lift hike up bump up put up make better crank up push up buck up boost up pump up fuel hearten vitalize renew restore establish mount harshen justify nourish rejuvenate sinew regenerate give strength to make firm wax give new energy to set up tone gee up make healthy tone up add fuel to

Verb

To put off or delay
postpone defer delay suspend shelve adjourn prorogue table reschedule remit pigeonhole mothball respite stall continue interrupt hold put off hold over put back hold up hold off put over put on ice hold in abeyance carry over lay on the table stand over put in cold storage take a rain check on put on the back burner hold back slow up set back put in abeyance slow down do later put off the evil day put off the evil hour lay over hold off on put on hold put on back burner retard discontinue keep in abeyance stop halt break off prolong procrastinate protract hang fire set aside cease dissolve terminate intermit extend bring to an end let up lay aside give rain check end recess pause finish prorogate check break up knock off take a break hinder impede slow detain take a breather call a halt to desist dally waive cut short put a stop to rest put aside give a rain check hang up reprieve forestay temporise temporize arrest cool it take a raincheck disband withhold block lengthen obstruct dismiss sideline freeze bar put an end to rule out file stave off quit push back lay off pink-slip omit count out inactivate put on the shelf can surcease refrain cut break cancel sever dawdle tarry leave to another time linger dillydally loiter lag poke drag one's feet put to one side tie up leave off cut off suspend proceedings curb restrain bring to a halt bring to a close bring to a standstill come to an end take a recess take five take a breather from put on a back burner take a rain check call a halt call it a day take time out come to a standstill take ten have a break ease off ease up shut down wind up have a breather finish off take time off avoid perpetuate drag out sustain draw out stretch out spin out string out carry on extend the duration of keep something going go on with cool elongate stretch outstretch pad wire-draw keep going keep up make longer park reserve hold something in abeyance hold something over retain put something on hold get across put across suppress hang put something off contain save take offline keep neglect leave renounce put on one side put on the bank burner prolongate draw expand drag on repel deflect run on increase the length of rearrange keep from fend off ward off put out of commission decommission put into storage shut up change the date pack away keep at bay persist increase let it ride

Verb

To (cause to) come to a stop or standstill
stop check halt arrest stall still catch hold up draw up bring up pull up fetch up block curb hold back restrain hinder restrict stem prevent impede obstruct inhibit hamper thwart contain retard slow control limit suppress staunch end curtail interrupt frustrate bring to a standstill pause bridle stifle repress interfere with put a brake on cut off nip in the bud baulk quit cease stymie terminate dam bar reduce hold suspend freeze brake intercept balk stanch constrain close slow down belay shut down cut short put a stop to pull in come to a standstill bring to an end delay lessen discontinue finish forestall conclude drop foil can circumvent withhold diminish counteract elapse stonewall lapse rein pass determine expire keep go shut out die govern regulate smother moderate leave off choke wind up decrease dampen knock off debar break off tame bottle up choke back keep in check close out shut off dead-end stand in the way of rein in muzzle cool deter break up stand still desist from let up keep under control hold down give over pack in come to a stop wink out come to a halt come to a close close down gag call it a day bring to a stop counter cancel fix scrub sidetrack brace park call a halt to arrive fail refrain oppose withstand resist give up desist intermit cut it out culminate back off die down refrain from surcease bring to a halt quit cold turkey call it quits draw to a halt haul up reach a standstill get there plug clog caulk barricade seal jam clog up blockade block out close up fill up fill neutralize muffle squelch swallow subdue pack close off jam up stop up block up stuff hold off choke up bung up fight back bottleneck block off occlude bung repulse discourage rebuff neutralise checkmate confine cork handicap avert bottle stopper congest choke off plug up leash measure rule bit harness slacken pace keep a lid on keep back bite back hold in hold in check straiten stem the flow of gaol keep down detain sit on box up jail put away pin down pull back keep in line tie down keep within bounds rein back keep the lid on hem in guide impound circumscribe direct imprison bring under control have on a tight leash kill crack down hogtie lock up delimit keep in put a spoke in someone's wheel play for time stave off obviate preclude turn aside head off fend off ward off damp let save help prohibit pre-empt disadvise chill scare forfend divert turn off rule out pour cold water on put a damper on talk out of throw cold water on act like a wet blanket trammel break fetter encumber shackle hamstring derail hobble shelve hesitate falter waver immobilize teeter dither scruple balance wabble stagger vacillate wobble limp stumble whiffle sabotage bork immobilise stand fence cut out lay off put off be abandoned wiggle-waggle come to an end be suspended blow the whistle on put a sock in draw to a stand be over hang back put an end to be broken off shilly-shally hold at bay put a cork in stem the flow bring to standstill pull the plug on come to rest put the kibosh on pack up draw to a close not move stand off peter out cramp handcuff embarrass short-circuit hog-tie cripple manacle cumber tie up throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of baffle hang up get in the way of disrupt set back interdict crimp tie get in the way forbid scupper interfere cramp one's style be a hindrance to flummox stultify scotch remit constrict enjoin crab outlaw faze inconvenience bind contravene entangle throw a spanner in the works nix ruin cap dissuade from postpone prevent from making progress retardate defer protract prorogue obscure ensnare enmesh net capture prolong snag abort anticipate snooker weigh down drag one's feet tie one's hands debilitate dissuade quash discomfit rattle not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of slow up entrap defeat puzzle put the brakes on pick off take out of play foul up screw up give a hard time saddle with chain disconcert bog down tether confound stump spoil mystify sandbag ward taboo put on brakes put an stop to take down nonplus bring to screeching halt make late put back hold off on hold over pigeonhole corner upset burden box in throw a spoke in the wheel of louse up put paid to hang fire ban put on hold set limits on impose limits on throw a monkey wrench into put on back burner give the run around disallow proscribe affect disturb tamper influence confuse incommode conflict trouble discommode deny except eliminate exclude blackball estop refuse reject ostracize take the wind out of someone's sails override freeze out ostracise count out shut out of exile

Verb

To hinder or impede the progress of
hinder impede handicap curb restrict inhibit hamper restrain retard encumber detain obstruct decelerate hamstring trammel cumber clog prevent discontinue intermit keep back interfere with put a brake on ward off throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of check delay stall slow hold up hold back slow down limit fetter interrupt baulk set back postpone slacken reduce lessen decrease retardate mire balk choke loiter hang up get in the way of bog down temper stunt arrest curtail brake regulate moderate abate lag diminish reef quiet qualify procrastinate embog defer slow up wind down put the brakes on cut back lose steam back-water rein in let down flaps keep waiting hit the brakes lose speed cut down anchor it put back dawdle baffle flag crimp down poke bog hesitate loaf falter choke off take down bring to screeching halt close off shut off let up shut down back off block frustrate cramp shackle halt hobble bar forestall manacle handcuff embarrass derail prohibit bridle stonewall bork interfere sabotage crab sandbag throttle screen obscure complicate hog-tie short-circuit tie up weigh down stand in the way of get in the way monkey with thwart foil stymie stop constrain cripple deter disrupt oppose cramp one's style repress confine withhold debar tie remit faze bind entangle shelve scupper inconvenience be a hindrance to cut off throw a spanner in the works pause protract prorogue hold prolong bottleneck put off muzzle burden neutralize contravene neutralise resist counteract freeze discomfit rattle dam stave off chain disconcert hold off on catch make late hold over foul up screw up ensnare enmesh net capture box in shut out louse up straiten snag discourage give a hard time saddle with entrap throw a spoke in the wheel of hem in tether suppress dissuade smother quash stifle affect disturb forbid suspend tamper influence confuse ward avert taboo bit interdict outlaw enjoin snooker jam incommode conflict trouble discommode defeat puzzle confound stump spoil mystify hold in put an end to hold down keep in scotch nonplus put on brakes put an stop to nip in the bud stem the flow of flummox put on hold dead-end pigeonhole throw a monkey wrench into put on back burner put paid to corner upset give the run around hold off put the kibosh on hang fire leash debilitate drag one's feet tie one's hands

Verb

To persevere or continue with a task or stance despite it being menial, difficult, or boring
plough on persist continue persevere remain endure maintain grind beaver drudge finish labor labour stick toil insist press on go on keep going carry on plow on press ahead keep on not give up hold on plug away struggle on keep at it be persistent plod on be determined hold out soldier on hammer away grind away peg away be tenacious stand firm be pertinacious follow something through see something through stand fast show determination stay with something hang on keep going with keep on at not cease from not falter in see through show determination in go the distance stay the course bash on stick at it keep it up hang in there stick it out be patient stop at nothing be diligent leave no stone unturned not take no for an answer stand one's ground stick to one's guns stick at keep at abide hold up bide perseverate hold strive prevail linger perdure push on keep up go all the way tough it out carry through follow up stick to guns stick to your guns go the limit follow through be stubborn be resolute persevere with persist with continue with be steadfast in be pertinacious in slave be resolute in complete last be persistent in peg away at bash on with slave away at stick to plough through plug away at hammer away at soldier on with press on with work away at be steadfast struggle on with keep your nose to the grindstone plow through carry on with see it through hold fast stay with it go to the mat go for broke proceed stick with it keep driving remain firm go for it pursue your goal keep your hand in get on be resolved stick with gut it out pursue hang tough hang in hang about cling on clutch wait grasp grip cling loiter keep a hold on be tough stick around hang around latch on kick your heels

Verb

To fasten or cause to adhere to something
adhere stick affix attach cling bind bond clasp cleave cohere fasten fuse hold join tack fix glue secure weld connect couple grip hew link lodge paste snag cement gum remain unite hold fast stick fast be fixed be glued be pasted be stuck hold on stick on freeze to hold on to cling like ivy stay put stick like glue stick together hold on like bulldog stick like a barnacle clog hug be bogged down stick like barnacle tie annex append solder annexe yoke add chain conjoin clamp make fast combine link up hitch on tag on slap on tape interconnect hitch concatenate lash bridge rivet knit pin interlink subjoin tie up bracket hook up tack on hook on adjoin amalgamate meld compound truss homogenize embrace strap fetter incorporate merge rope moor anchor tether consolidate pair lock prefix splice coalesce converge screw clip peg marry interfuse bolt batten pinion hang on hook catenate synthesize cleave to unify conjugate homogenise synthesise latch onto hitch up wed bring together come together join together underjoin clump sellotape agglutinate freeze braze entwine team string stick to like glue assemble leash juxtapose dovetail clutch stick to mate grasp hang twine blend hold together integrate click consociate interface ally span tag mingle commix commingle mix network with plug into tie in meld with associate tie in with join up with intermingle affiliate hang onto knit together touch abut cross intersect reach bend butt nail composite bootstrap to buckle put together alloy immingle knot coincide meet collide border close button catch interblend immix band mortise

Verb

Fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
lag delay linger dawdle loiter dally trail idle saunter straggle tarry hang back shilly-shally crawl creep decrease diddle dillydally dilly-dally diminish dither drag drop fail fall back fall behind flag lallygag lollygag mope poke drag behind ebb slacken trail behind wane falter hobble inch jelly limp lounge move slowly plod procrastinate retard shuffle slouch slow stagger tail tool trudge bring up the rear not keep pace be behind drop back drop behind fall off inch along put off slow up drag one's feet lose strength get no place fast drag your feet stall wait hang fire waste time loaf potter kill time be slow potter around hang about potter about trifle toddle mark time diddle-daddle potter round fritter time away hang out sit around fritter away fool around hang around bum around take your time scrounge around shlep along warm a chair sit on one's butt temporize adjourn waver prolong hesitate postpone defer protract vacillate haver swither cool goldbrick pause temporise use delaying tactics drag one's heels play for time postpone action hold off be dilatory play a waiting game suspend action defer action kick the can down the road let slide be indecisive take a raincheck hum and haw put off doing something be undecided hold back take one's time filibuster equivocate halt prevaricate stonewall gain time fluctuate hedge blow hot and cold teeter lag behind wabble pussyfoot around scruple wobble goof off beat about the bush buy time amble putter while away time drag your heels stop lose time loll oscillate balance be unsure drift hover stay put horse around hem and haw let the grass grow under one's feet sit on the fence discontinue cease burn daylight fiddle about piddle fritter away time pass the time take one's own sweet time while away the time obstruct penelopize slack hold on tergiversate bide totter be irresolute shirk remain be evasive use dilatory tactics stroll hang on wait around prevent block demur be uncertain meander palter balk sit tight put something on the back burner traik be doubtful dodge mess around um and ah hinder baulk rest lodge boondoggle be long be tardy hang round fool with while away trifle with play games with fool about avoid committing oneself mooch mosey skulk stay back shy away shrink back stay in the background be reluctant to come forward adopt Fabian tactics goof around stop over shamble wander ramble pass time go slowly slough dabble lurk traipse shillyshally be ambivalent employ delaying tactics stall for time use Fabian tactics avoid making a decision hold the phone be in two minds faff about distract divert avoid the issue beat around the bush hold over

Verb

To interrupt or intrude on a conversation or activity
interrupt intrude intervene break in cut in heckle interfere chime in cut in on disturb interpose barge in chip in horn in interfere with intervene in intrude on arrest barge in on bother break in on butt in check crash cut disconnect disjoin disrupt disunite divide hinder in infringe inject insinuate interject intersect prevent separate shortstop butt in on chime in on muscle in bust in chip in on come between crowd in cut short edge in horn in on muscle in on put in work in break someone's train of thought break train of thought get in the way obtrude meddle push in breeze in rush in storm in intrude upon walk in burst in pry poke snoop interpolate pester nose mess interlope intermeddle chisel in cut off muck about muck around put your two cents in come upon move in march in blunder in intercede burst in on impose stumble push charge shove gatecrash encroach collide meddle with walk in on join in butt into break into speak up pipe up join the conversation trouble add one's pennyworth voice your opinion have your say exclaim plague hassle startle speak remark parenthesize comment insert interpose oneself interpose yourself put in two cents involve oneself put your oar in insinuate oneself involve yourself mix in get involved step in chivvy rouse bug distract chivy introduce harass molest inconvenience put out collaborate partake participate help pay subscribe conate have one's say put one's oar in interrupt with put one's pennyworth in intersperse intercalate sandwich ante up come through take part go Dutch stump up put place add share the expense go shares in fit into fit in sandwich between sandwich in throw in charge in stick your oar in stick your nose in poke one's face in get into the act put one's two cents in

Verb

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

Verb

To tease, typically in a good-natured way
rib chaff jive joke josh kid rally razz ride roast slang tease banter bone jest mock needle rag ridge have on laugh at make fun of pull your leg taunt ridicule deride poke fun at wind up satirize jeer at twit take the mickey out of satirise scoff at jibe at rag on quiz bait make sport of take the piss out of goof on lampoon send up poke mullock at scorn jeer fun sling off at make jokes about guy gibe parody sneer at be sarcastic about chiack jape pillory goad haze flout jolly make a monkey of heckle caricature annoy harass insult scoff sneer bother torment shuck flout at smoke pick on fool around quip make a monkey out of mimic fool treat with contempt put on pester badger burlesque scout provoke rot hassle put down wisecrack gag fool about skewer jibe give a hard time humiliate pan plague irritate pull someone's leg hold up to ridicule harry bedevil aggravate pull one's leg sledge travesty yuck yuk laugh to scorn slam spoof raz cartoon pooh-pooh show up poke borak at heap scorn on pull somebody's leg shoot down mess around make a game of make a fool of worry nudge disturb dog persecute vex treat contemptuously hound lead on hector devil play a joke on joke with irk torture call names nag tantalize criticize tantalise take off disdain fleer deflate expose unmask hold up to shame hoax have someone on jab lout criticise swipe at wind someone up pour scorn on run down play a practical joke dump on pull someone's chain laugh rail at play a prank make a laughing-stock abuse hurl insults at make fun frazzle kid around pretend play raspberry knock censure trick imitate disparage caricaturize diss pasquinade squib make a joke of contemn pun sally be facetious gird takeoff play a practical joke on slight dismiss detract denigrate tear to pieces buffoon hoot vilify nark gall amuse flip prank divert entertain show contempt show contempt for dis detract from take a rise out of get a rise out of play a trick on take the mickey have a joke with thumb nose at get anger revile cock a snook at do a number on take for a ride get at gibe at hack you off reproach affront offend slap dig upbraid twitter outrage get on the nerves of be on the back of trouble get in the hair of lead up the garden path mess victimize bully frolic gambol chivvy anguish afflict besiege beset rack excruciate curse nettle harrow agonize hurt smite agonise punish victimise break try wring play the fool shuck someone mess someone around make a monkey out of someone rot someone play tricks play a joke mess about play a trick mess someone about put someone on be a nuisance to be a pest to give someone grief drive bananas put through wringer play cat and mouse lead someone a merry dance rub salt in wound drive up the wall make someone a laughing stock expose to ridicule laugh out of court importune gnaw beleaguer sound snap flirt with be at lead somebody on belittle despise disrespect spurn discount reject snub sniff at look down on decry slur derogate hate repudiate trash play down bad-mouth trash-talk wound deprecate depreciate disregard rebuff diminish minimize abase discredit dishonor be scornful about abhor mortify high-hat snoot vilipend make light of scout at shun slag off undervalue dishonour condemn hold in contempt misprize minimise renounce sneeze at feel contempt for poor-mouth look down upon turn up your nose at set up cry down talk down lead down the garden path rail cut down snicker at snigger at walk over disbelieve boo brush aside crush smile at fleer at downcry shame comment negatively opprobriate poke borack look down one's nose at thumb one's nose at dig at write off kiss off wipe wave aside make little of undermine slam-dunk snigger bite one's thumb at hoodwink dupe deceive delude beguile crack underrate swipe dump be contemptuous of grin leer express contempt con bamboozle gull cozen hold up to scorn loathe quip at rank out detest make cutting remarks about say contemptuously give Bronx cheer turn up your nose be contemptuous about be above exploit manipulate maltreat oppress violate spite abominate execrate take in flimflam mislead yank somebody's chain treat with disdain turn up one's nose curl one's lip at spit on refuse refute piss over confute avoid defy piss on laugh in the face of mistreat antagonize ill-treat blow raspberries at turn your nose up at upset consider beneath you turn down malign slander dislike deplore misuse wrong consider beneath one turn back on curl your lip at give the Bronx cheer to spit in the face of spit in the eye of stultify shrink from libel turn nose up at defame find intolerable disrelish regard with contempt molest impugn calumniate disoblige neglect eschew be repelled by asperse ill-use impose on martyrize take advantage of antagonise do an injustice to martyr make ridiculous make absurd injure miscall debase blister degrade not be able to stomach not be able to stand feel contempt look down nose at have a down on have no use for not be able to bear be allergic to wipe out give offence to step on the toes of cause offence to be rude to cut dead treat disrespectfully step on one's toes hurt someone's feelings cast aspersions on throw shade call someone names cut to the quick go for jugular hit where one lives give no quarter lay a bad trip on

Verb

Relieve of blame, responsibility
reprieve amnesty pardon acquit respite spare alleviate relieve abate allay mitigate palliate postpone absolve excuse forgive let off liberate remit let go grant a stay let up on let off this time grant an amnesty to grant a stay of execution let off the hook grant a stay of execution to cancel someone's punishment commute someone's punishment postpone someone's punishment remit someone's punishment release free exonerate exempt discharge exculpate clear have mercy on condone deliver unbind unchain unfetter unshackle deal leniently with be merciful to set free show mercy to except overlook whitewash dispense emancipate disencumber enfranchise unleash uncage spring manumit disenthrall disenthral be lenient to disimprison go easy on enlarge make allowances for let out bail out let loose turn loose set loose unburden disburden divest rid accept discount justify strip disembarrass untangle extricate lighten write off forgive and forget look the other way give indulgence to give dispensation to give amnesty to unyoke privilege from save parole unbridle rescue wipe the slate clean make exempt make allowance for loosen affranchise dismiss demobilize disengage bail unlock loose redeem untie grant someone a dispensation grant someone an exemption ransom demobilise let someone off with let it go by let something ride free from restraint cut loose put on the street free from restriction turn out give rights to unguilt extenuate shrive give absolution make excuses for apologize for pass over grant amnesty let someone off take rap for be lenient on pity forbear be merciful save from save from harm save bacon save neck be lenient grant a pardon to refrain from hurting pull out of the fire have pity on leave uninjured leave unpunished give quarter to not harm get off the hook get out of hock leave unhurt grant pardon to give a break leave unharmed allow to go allow to leave send away vindicate atone wipe slate clean purge sanitise sanitize let off easy be easy on abandon drop remove rationalize disculpate explain declare innocent find innocent rationalise pronounce not guilty bleach lifeboat launder let off hook exclude grant immunity wipe it off wink at blink at grandfather pass by relieve of give immunity make an exception of make an exception for wipe the slate cleanse release conditionally release on parole give terms expiate purify lustrate sanctify free from atone for not hold something against bear no malice towards feel no malice towards feel no resentment towards bury the hatchet with bury the hatchet stop feeling malice towards harbour no grudge against accept someone's apology stop feeling resentful towards turn a blind eye to turn a deaf ear to let it go let bygones be bygones bear no malice turn other cheek kiss and make up think no more of

Verb

Secure firmly in position
anchor secure fasten fix attach affix bind catch chain clamp hitch moor set tie bolt connect drop hold imbed plant make fast make port stick lash implant embed lodge cement couple link tie up join bond settle root tether enroot glue pin clip entrench establish rivet nail install engrain truss bed ingrain fetter place screw infix strap rope instal batten position append annex shackle bend consolidate freeze to pinion annexe clinch berth hook on wedge yoke brace intrench deposit adhere station inculcate add tack instill weld tape fuse ground solder peg unite instil tack on stabilize locate subjoin insert solidify rigidify congeal stiffen cohere stabilise steady tie down graft band hook up nail down stay put hitch on tag on slap on tighten dock mount leash fix firmly picket cable prefix bootstrap to sink thrust bury breed inseminate sow put together latch onto hitch up staple introduce impress close compress adjust button seat lace string inset engraft ensconce gird batten down button down lock up drum into thicken harden knot delve take zero in impact cinch bind up splice hog-tie bring together dig strike fortify grub burrow strengthen found confirm protect define fence take root construct defences dig trenches become established become settled grow roots hole up dig in jam make firm situate emplace depose put lay dispose bridge set up hook concatenate make permanent catenate conjugate interlink compound interconnect click consociate interface ally wed span tag network with plug into tie in meld with tie in with join up with park paste gum clasp base plonk post set down bung site rest posit pop seal stand put down dump deploy stow plunk put in place leave prop lay down sit hang knit plop conjoin bracket combine build lock cling arrange nestle pair poise cleave grip support balance snag shove erect put in perch roost repose put up hew plunk down link up squeeze adjoin stick together fit freeze array sustain ingraft garrison Sellotape range squat stuff harness blend meld unify plank braze team amalgamate drape dovetail center construct stick on clog sit down merge lay out buckle associate centralize network put on pitch throw down plank down fling down centralise centre be fixed hang up stick up stick fast hold fast be glued put in position pin up be pasted hold on be stuck cling like ivy join up sellotape underjoin agglutinate Velcro form pin down match conglutinate epoxy include clap melt orientate lie orient sequence lean store restrain hasp transplant come together inlay bear grapple inspan headquarter supplement reside dwell inhabit incorporate hang on fix into pose remain land repair set in position let fall fasten down slip entwine cleave to assign hold on to stick like a barnacle hold on like bulldog stick like glue put down roots domiciliate fix in position plaster fasten securely clamp down cover up board up detail assemble juxtapose bring concentrate consign to propagate transfer add on mortar mate hang one's hat lounge leave out put on duty shelter grasp maintain stabilitate screen fasten together attach securely display preserve clench press make more secure screw up hide cover shut firm furnish line focus predicate conceal shield plateau uphold fix in place become anchored become implanted deck hinge rear bottom hide away ditch snuggle up curl up stash hold steady make steady ram cram force unload set in place depend anchor itself embed itself become embedded become caught become fixed unlade bed in settle down fix up build in settle in pack get stuck ground in become stuck root in come to rest ossify crowd crush make stable keep steady put on a hook tack up be fastened nail up firm up even out hug shoehorn block push sandwich become constant dangle chock be bogged down stick like barnacle suspend sling swing peg up peg out hang something out hang out

Noun

(archaic) The ending of an activity
cessation arrest end discontinuation stoppage discontinuance termination arrestment cease ending halt standstill surcease expiration lapse stop finish conclusion close closure check cutoff shutdown closedown shutoff offset break suspension interruption pause rest respite intermission closing stopping desistance hiatus downtime interval interlude delay freeze recess stopover breather lull halting adjournment layoff deadlock abeyance gap break-off letup gridlock stand time out interim disruption finale breaking off completion winding up wind-up windup let-up finis period wrap-up ceasing finishing breathing space wait expiry impasse logjam abandonment failure moratorium hold-up grinding halt entr'acte screaming halt cutting short breathing spell culmination denouement discontinuity result consummation payoff capper homestretch grand finale endgame end of the line mop-up separation breakdown severance disjunction remission layover desuetude alternation time-out curtailment withdrawal concluding blackout dead stop resolution climax time off suppression folding cloture obstruction inhibition blockage hindrance shutting shutting down closing down holdup hold staying prevention restraint checking stalling restraining disconnection detention spell postponement holdback hesitation repose disconnectedness disjointedness freedom time wasted time lag period of waiting holding pattern incoherence caesura interregnum peroration epilogue coda disunion spare time free time breath outro wrap final thoughts eventuality bitter end epilog time to burn time to kill beat time on one's hands dissolution cutout lack of coherence lack of unity hush silence lapse of time stillness hitch pausation lacuna comma cancellation abortion cesser break off happy hour rest period awkward moment coffee break curtains cut-off cancelation issue kiss-off outcome consequence terminus ballgame breakup effect cut-off point stalemate standoff Mexican standoff screeching halt fulfilment fulfillment achievement accomplishment realization execution fruition attainment realisation perfection success swan song actualization last part upshot closing stages curtain actuality effectuation last act summation performance tail end implementation limit omega pass finalization sewing up polishing off final stages final act carrying out determination retirement final scene postscript death afterword decline finalisation sign-off extremity postlude effecting discharge stopping point prosecution fulfilling end result bottom line reification acquirement last word completing production materialization summing-up fag end concluding speech maturity closer back end piece rear crowning glory feat materialisation triumph final curtain winding-up enactment engineering procurement coup crowning end of the road commission reaching perpetration pursuance last final stage deed gaining exploit act tail bottom winning maneuver manoeuvre coup de grace effort successful completion master stroke carrying through monolog speech dispatch completeness integration hips target achieving twilight sequel follow-up term catastrophe wane summing up solution clarification unravelling pay-off capping perfecting demise unraveling finishing point final point last stop lapsing cleanup occlusion dead end chaser blow-off afterpiece button end-stage end-stages brick wall roadblock dénouement monologue liquidation full stop disbarment disbandment last stage final part to a finish doing it to a T winter stunt operation exercise move discontinuing autumn running out stratagem doing valediction farewell leave-taking suicide note maturation stroke of genius baby bringing about recapitulation recapping reiteration run-in ripeness final word sense substance gist thrust meat tag end enjoyment recap ripening back end impression farthest point furthest point furthest part final section far end readiness fruitfulness satisfaction gratification pleasure last words last hurrah farewell performance goodbye final appearance or performance final gesture envoi adieu last shot dying words famous last words final performance parting song final appearance crowning achievement PS takeaway closing remarks rider appendix tailpiece codicil supplement addendum sound bite undertaking masterpiece conquest back matter successful resolution peak pinnacle zenith tour de force positive result successful consummation successful fulfillment successful finalization successful execution successful conclusion apex top height summit apogee acme vertex crown crest sum apotheosis head capstone crescendo maximum meridian noontime copestone noon high noon tip-top high point highest point crowning moment critical mass high-water mark crowning touch punch line blow off ne plus ultra high water mark