Đồng nghĩa của take down

Alternative for take down

Verb

To decrease the value, character, or quality of
abase chasten cheapen debase degrade demean discredit disgrace dishonour dishonor foul humble humiliate lower shame sink smirch abash crush deflate demolish embarrass mortify let down pull down take apart take to bits take to pieces put down belittle cut down to size bring down devalue take down a peg cast down bring low denigrate take down a peg or two tarnish subdue disparage squash bemean make someone eat crow shoot down show up put someone in their place downgrade taint discomfit smear reduce chagrin own drag through the mud snub put to shame make someone eat humble pie tear down blot corrupt stigmatize defame sully debauch blacken prostitute demoralize flatten quash stigmatise diminish derogate make a fool of bring into disrepute demoralise lower the status of bring shame to reflect badly on demote pervert vitiate subvert deprave blemish stain deteriorate warp slander poison besmirch bastardize lessen profane canker besmear break take the wind out of your sails run down put in a bad light pan bastardise settle someone's hash give a black eye drag through the mire defile ridicule make ashamed cause to lose face disconcert bring shame on drag down harm damage cow expose undermine injure slur reproach undervalue depreciate insult mudsling give a bad name deign condescend disfavor compromise stoop make lose face knock down confound bring shame upon descend slam decry give a bad name to get the better of have the last laugh on destroy disfavour confuse show in a bad light detract discountenance attaint reduce the status of libel depress cripple make uncomfortable make someone feel ashamed debilitate subjugate crawl devaluate blight be prejudicial to ruin vilify put out of countenance play down cause to feel small blister wither rip vanquish downplay malign curb calumniate betray tame censure minimize sell out minimise be untrue to oneself strike abandon one's principles beat down soil silence overcome fix someone's wagon put away bring down a peg pop one's balloon make one feel small upset squelch make eat dirt force to eat humble pie put one away strike dumb cut to the quick discipline restrain soften afflict check repress ruin the reputation of pooh-pooh do a hatchet job on destroy someone's credibility detract from cast aspersions on disesteem bring into disfavour damage someone's reputation blacken someone's name scandalize lower oneself scorn dis poor-mouth contemn lower yourself debase oneself be reduced be reduced to bad-mouth demean oneself despise debase yourself succumb spot put in one's place dispirit lower in rank disregard deride tar and feather desecrate disrespect scandalise lose face mock lower in status discourage knock the stuffing out of let wind out of sails puncture balloon dismay kick in the teeth debunk dishearten dash let down easy brand relegate declass dismiss disconsider cast a slur disoblige bump set back revert mark down reduce to the ranks kick downstairs disrate bust disappoint annoy appall affront harass worry get one's comeuppance rattle faze fluster displease horrify nonplus appal vex take the wind out make a landing with touch down land mar brutalize spoil weaken dehumanize desensitize dehumanise desensitise cut down brutalise traduce asperse bring discredit to knock rubbish befoul slag off speak ill of blotch breathe on attack muckrake sling mud at fling mud at do a number on cast a slur on assail rip up and down spread scandal about run smear campaign blacken the name of pollute hurt dirty smudge mark contaminate denounce daub offend spatter scorch roast prejudice vilipend deprecate bring dishonour to tar condemn damage the reputation of revile label muddy begrime grime pillory characterize slight splash discolour impair class classify splatter back-bite muck gaum mire distain bemire get dirty disfigure speak evil of characterise blackguard dump on deface mark out despoil trash belie make filthy make dirty get filthy reflect negatively discolor pour scorn on criticise mess up waste cast in a bad light harm the reputation of muddy the reputation of ravage criticize blacken the reputation of adulterate badmouth bedaub distort dilute influence bestialize infect misrepresent touch darken anoint mongrelize sling mud impugn slag gossip about vituperate drag through mud drag someone's name through the mud deform lie about blacken the character of villainize throw mud at stamp designate tag tell lies about blot your copybook run a smear campaign against crumb bedraggle maculate mess muss make mucky muss up muck up cloud cast slur on put zingers on underestimate underrate do discredit to cast a slur upon shock outrage disgust trivialize perturb disdain treat lightly blemish the reputation of tarnish the reputation of be a discredit to discompose scoff at make light of discount trash-talk diss cry down do down sneer at slate sicken repel revolt nauseate minify sell short misprize tinge rap abuse trivialise dispraise have a go at find fault with look down on pull apart write off clamor against hold cheap kiss off talk down spurn hit out at fault pick holes in become a stain of the escutcheon of become a blot of the escutcheon of irk backbite give offence to raise eyebrows amongst blackball cause raised eyebrows lampoon cause a few raised eyebrows amongst irritate miff zing disquiet chop insinuate push cap peeve dissatisfy categorize skin alive blow off cut up identify describe slap in the face hit where one lives wreck scar call categorise name flaw total blow undo bloody crab endamage crool disfeature label negatively accuse of being cross up make useless be a blot on the landscape devastate plunder screw up depredate sack pillage smash put a damper on desolate spoliate

Verb

To free from the condition of being stuck

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To confront through the use of military force
attack invade assault raid strike blitz infiltrate storm conquer penetrate secure breach rush beset bombard pillage advance assail seize ambush infringe overwhelm plunder pounce charge maraud combat ravage strafe encroach occupy capture shell begin hostilities descend upon fire at fire on march into surge over swoop on begin an assault take the offensive aggress take sick sic bushwhack trash set on descend on make a foray on set upon attempt to capture make an onslaught on take by storm conduct an offensive on make a raid on make a sortie on pounce on pounce upon lay into set in on go in go in on tear into turn on surge into come at take on jump on fly at fall on light into overrun besiege launch oneself at pitch into make an assault on round on set about jump let fly at lace into launch an attack on accost fall upon go at win sail into get stuck into beat up strike at let someone have it set at have a go at belabour infest surprise mug permeate descend weigh into swarm overspread swarm over belabor wade into hit out at lash out at foray into advance on make inroads on have at work over launch an attack beat up on take somebody or something by storm strike out at overcome charge at run at blast beat someone up terrorize harry terrorise sally rough up shoot down smite blindside bomb torpedo smash afflict hit devastate fight quarrel march on swoop down upon sally forth waylay make an assault make an attack deal a blow to deal a blow open fire on maltreat impugn lunge at bust encounter lie in wait for hold up annex appear arrive go for gain flood violate infect swamp come in force inundate pervade take over exceed plague crash meddle colonise access overswarm parasitize burglarize loot inroad trespass foray colonize entrench enter annexe parasitise burglarise interfere outrun overshoot overgrow surpass arrive in hordes drop in turn up show up infringe on choke overstep overreach outreach transcend break overpass overflow rout burst in make inroads burst in on muscle in deluge spread over spill flow over surge go beyond run over grow over run on well over spread like wildfire run riot over spread like wildfire over

Verb

To beat in a contest
best beat defeat conquer knock off overcome triumph over trounce prevail over put away rout beat up cream crush drub floor overthrow overwhelm subdue take care of thrash total trash vanquish whip wipe the floor with blast deck demolish knock out KO lick shut down smash wallop waste wipe out bulldoze clobber lambaste master shoot down tan wax checkmate humble put someone in their place quell whomp annihilate blow away blow out dispatch edge out flatten outfight overbear overmatch overpower slaughter subjugate unseat upend upset win against blow out of the water put in the shade run rings around tank undo pip at the post worst skunk surmount get the better of stop take get trim hammer get around make mincemeat of own paste stuff shellac murder destroy quash do down bring someone to their knees crucify take to the cleaners walk all over massacre pound marmalize outdo pulverize beat hollow turn inside out be victorious over kill pulverise smother give someone a drubbing surpass slam outclass bury cane give someone a hiding suppress defeat utterly walk over better repress dominate smoke whup whop whap dust tromp bomb top skin control reduce outstrip gain a victory over outplay throw snow under overrun prevail triumph win a resounding victory over bear down break tame excel gain mastery over overturn trample curb transcend win torpedo flog down finish zap pommel knock for a loop work over subject be victorious get over pacify subordinate win over put paid to outperform outshine bridle exceed spank hurdle subvert drop do better than go one better than put down ruin devastate slay strike sink swamp chasten outmaneuver outmanoeuvre butcher render incapable outrun render helpless render powerless run rings round come out on top take it all deal with put an end to get a grip on humiliate hegemonize bust outwit check get the upper hand stagger overshadow knock over hide belt steamroll whack immobilize restrain bludgeon maul batter thump thresh whitewash immobilise negotiate beat down edge buffet leather thwart resist frustrate eradicate route shipwreck outhit decimate entrap obliterate outjump flax outflank ambush pummel baste roll slog bash whale rise above grind down get the upper hand over do curry plow under punish pummelled chastise make a fool of defeat heavily take out nose out gain ascendancy over do in get one up on get through finish off mow down win a victory over run roughshod over cope with rule cut to pieces bring to ruin take to cleaners roll back win through win out command take a stick to mess up shut out wipe off map gain control of carry the day rough up be the victor take off pwn take the crown pick apart bung up outsmart extinguish solve defeat easily weather survive shock stun render oppress outlive foil circumvent pass give a drubbing to discomfit override overmaster confound larrup eclipse demoralise astonish demoralize render speechless gain the upper hand over govern manage regulate endure come out on top of knock your socks off cap direct knock for six vault over climb crest leap gain the advantage over succeed over overtop trump bring under control get under control get control of outmatch outgun bring to knees be unstoppable by tower over overtake hose outdistance outrival trample underfoot drive off put to flight beat back knock spots off improve on put to rout clean up on throw back in confusion be better than blow out of water steamroller settle shoot ahead of curtail squelch arrest squash stifle execute give someone a pasting run circles around mop up take apart sweep exterminate assassinate blank stretch shellack dumbfound overawe stamp out crack down on put the kibosh on liquidate gain an advantage over score points off have the edge over vaporize be successful make it past make it over get last laugh take the cake gain a victory take the prize prevail against come first gain mastery of take the honours win hands down vaporise gain control over bowl over shut off roll over lay out do away with administer the coup de grâce drive to the wall bring down dispose of rub out get rid of bump off carry off give the coup de grâce take someone's life move in for the kill have the last laugh on get one over on be one up on succeed slap about reign overrule prove make out prove superior carry achieve mastery make it luck out gain the victory be usual gain ascendancy gain the palm get there come out ahead carry all before one hit pay dirt gain mastery finish first go places be happening go great guns domineer gain exist generally move out rein in contain hold back inhibit constrain tyrannize influence sort out keep a lid on keep under thumb keep a tight rein on keep in check tyrannise keep the lid on resolve hold sway over find a solution to find an answer to moderate crack enslave dictate measure keep pull in bring to heel bring under the yoke keep down find the solution to find the answer to keep under control take in hand rein back boss bully persecute tone down get round abuse silence lead run the show call the shots maltreat intimidate hold in handle hold sway coerce force wrong nip in the bud rule over exercise authority break down hold down preside over tyrannize over trample on ride roughshod over hold in check be in charge of rule with a rod of iron pull rank rule with an iron hand keep something in check cultivate nullify order about colonize muller compel enthrall underyoke rein domesticize bite back colonise enthral dismantle withhold hold sway kick around keep control of have authority over reel back in keep on a string swallow withstand disable cripple undermine enfeeble muffle wear down compose break someone's spirit strangle cool knock down smash down fight back keep back gag restrict choke back fight ill-treat limit cork up bottle up button up exploit scourge re-collect calm determine decide stand up to get to grips with treat harshly adjust monitor encumber plague overload saddle beset be cruel to ride aggrieve outrage annoy press despotize harass torture worry tyrranize torment distress harry hound strain handicap vex tax be brutal to treat collect form condition rally quiet tranquilize lull corner recover inspect still soothe soften mellow damp affect shape mould discipline guide put upon pick on lessen diminish tackle modify alter touch underlie put screws to put the squeeze on weigh heavy upon damp down predispose directionalize dispose mold act on incline work on shepherd domineer over simmer down keep in line put the brakes on set limits on impose limits on snuff out impact on exert influence on manipulate tranquillize have an effect on be a factor in clamp down on have an impact on slap down quieten down deal see to attend to behave towards act towards conduct oneself towards take charge of take on monopolize head preponderate run monopolise rule the roost take over head up push about exercise control over push around be in control of have ascendancy over be in command of have the whip hand over boss around play first fiddle be the boss of call the tune lead by the nose have the upper hand in have mastery over have one's way have under one's thumb boss about wear the trousers have the upper hand over be at the helm have upper hand lay down the law rule the roost in be in the saddle sit on top of

Verb

To decrease in amount or degree
reduce lessen lower decrease diminish minimise minimize taper deplete ease curtail cut limit moderate lighten mitigate scale down cut back cut down quell abate alleviate curb dial down downscale temper ax axe drop pare roll back slash tone down wind down attenuate bring down clip couch decline decrement de-escalate dent relax restrain taper off wane cast down degrade depress devaluate downgrade drop off dry up dwindle ease off ebb erode extenuate make cutbacks in mark down minify peter out sink slacken slow down tail off trim trim back trim down amortise amortize dilute impair make less make smaller qualify step down take the edge off tighten weaken run down contract ration narrow shrink shave whittle down round down damp down pare down stifle subdue soften downsize fall depreciate subside recede slump assuage plummet prune allay devalue fall away fall off slim down remit relent plunge die down shorten palliate relieve dull let up knock down blunt phase down soothe discount ratchet down check mollify die out retrench calm die away drain fade go down restrict pall cheapen dip drain away play down modify deaden dampen undermine nosedive crash sap slow deflate trivialize undervalue cut back on control deteriorate quiet abridge grow less constrict trivialise thin dive underrate belittle break salami-slice modulate shrivel slake soft-pedal grow smaller become smaller truncate tumble descend misprize flag cushion adulterate hold back decay contain settle make light of slacken off underestimate waste gloss over wither brush aside appease droop go downhill understate rationalize de-emphasize collapse slide take a nosedive cool write off write down regress water down dock sell short empty dim downplay stop quieten rationalise degenerate abbreviate damp release nose-dive ease up exhaust condense consume rachet down underemphasize wear down wear away pacify crumble use up slack defuse become less narrow down close slack off fail lull loosen detract from rein in shrug off scale back halt rate too low get smaller ease up on get lower compress disempower whittle away make reductions in debase do an injustice to bleed hit the floor not do justice to hold cheap numb go into a tailspin lace loose detract deprecate inhibit retard evaporate placate adjust still regulate remove extend discredit help slip constringe sophisticate stay cripple hinder suck dry calm down run low vitiate sweeten thin out sag skid crater blur put down milk eat up retrogress turn down take away from get less disparage phase out lenify become lower set little store by economize on thin down take a dive go through the floor let up on deprive deduct underplay quench squeeze elide syncopate devalorize smooth lop mute cramp muffle dam derogate stem sate dissipate ameliorate worsen block defame cut down on eliminate compact enfeeble lose edge confine staunch revise enervate straiten stanch disappear eat into disable debilitate make weaker impoverish minimalize alter scrimp withdraw tighten up comfort commute vilipend choke chill out take the sting out take the bite out rein back retire economize decimate lapse economise keep down take in die off fall steeply downturn trail off vary talk down shift change trail disesteem fall sharply put the brakes on prevent be reduced draw in pooh-pooh be wrong about disintegrate relapse make narrower corrode take off retrograde return revamp transmogrify switch make little of backslide come to an end drop rapidly retrench on become narrower get narrower think too little of waste away fizzle out take a load off go away cut off cave in set no store by wear off lay off take a header fade away rebate humble tail away fleece scale something down take the edge off sth simplify subtract tame slenderize diffuse whittle peter restraint demote untighten make fewer demean disengage make less active minish wilt reduce greatly halve grow vanish take it easy rescind shape trail away elongate bate shade cloud sober darken deepen nose dive slim wrinkle satiate satisfy languish rarefy offset tranquilize misjudge lower in price miniaturise miniaturize drop away tranquillize excuse cause to fall disregard make inroads into gobble up guzzle mark off telescope disperse underprice underprize become weaker go downwards invalidate gutter despise gratify grow weaker benumb cauterize withstand arrest resist oppose reduce punishment muddy up reduce the force of become less intense give way drop down make less formal make less strict objectify look down on dissolve lower in value go easy come down do away with get rid of fall short keep at a minimum keep to a minimum fail to appreciate set too little store by anaesthetize anesthetize take for granted cauterise hebetate desensitise desensitize obtund miscalculate wear out become quieter become softer take the heat off retreat give out decry totter lose bring to a standstill admix address improve stabilize balance attune slope drag buckle gather miscarry slight denigrate take pressure off become weak get quieter get softer cut short chop lessen the impact of soften the impact of reduce the impact of abase flop compose refresh extinguish relaxed grow dim make lighter soften up make economies in make cuts in reduce wastage in bow out put a damper on not do justice harmonize crop fold up tip over break down be precipitated decrease in value decline in price hit the dirt lose value resolve pad save neutralise stabilise neutralize demilitarize demilitarise rescue recover retrocede omit delete strangle rot denature taint capsule capsulize fine tune monkey around with cool out take the bite out of take the sting out of make reasonable knock fall back pull out tone back away set drop back tune break off focus circumscribe pinch tauten strangulate clench tense disencumber levitate upraise facilitate jettison eradicate unload unburden disburden take uplight free move away go back tuck astringe delay boil down inflect eat away at move further off retract flow back back back off draw away alloy draw back depart move back expend detain devolve clear the air smooth out take the heat blister pour oil on get to meat put in nutshell put a restriction on put a limit on backbite amend fine-tune adapt tweak harmonise atrophy spend handicap cool off settle down brighten reduce weight throw out put off pour out grow worse get worse dispel counteract salve cure evacuate stunt decelerate impede fade out lose ground solace punctuate succor succour console go down the toilet revert go to the pack disimprove go to the dogs go down the tubes come apart at seams take a turn for the worse hit the skids deprave die on vine go to rack and ruin go to pot corrupt go to pieces obstruct hold up stall set back trim away budget cut tune down roll down liss interrupt draw together get thinner decrease in importance pale lose significance lose lustre pale into insignificance grow dull laugh at keep back hamper lag retardate mire aid break up assist subtract from cut rate bring respite to burn absorb devour loiter procrastinate reef postpone embog bring aid to bring an end to make something bearable bring aid take load off bankrupt interfere with back-water hit the brakes lose speed keep waiting lose steam let down flaps get in the way of bog down anchor it finish play out draw down draw squander dismiss bounce cashier discharge fire pink-slip sack terminate can wash up dig into hatchet cleaver tomahawk muster out give someone the sack turn off put an end to let go poll whitewash deemphasize make light brush off

Verb

(of an action or event) To prevent from happening
stop thwart foil forestall circumvent counter cramp curb derail oppose prevent stymie defeat get out of beat bypass escape evade frustrate prohibit put paid to balk baulk circumnavigate counteract hinder impede inhibit nullify obstruct overturn scotch stand in the way of stave off check crimp defend against deflect disrupt head off hold back interdict interfere with limit repress restrain restrict retard sidestep skirt steer clear of ward off avert avoid bar block crash ditch do for hold off juke keep lid on outwit put the kibosh on put the stopper on ruin scupper shut out spoil stall stonewall stump take wind out of trammel unsettle upset wreck baffle dash discomfit smash snooker disappoint checkmate cross crab nobble bilk root snafu put a stop to foul up louse up put the mockers on give the slip upset the applecart put a spoke in someone's wheel cook someone's goose play off spike someone's guns queer someone's pitch hamper confuse traverse skin stultify hold up take the wind out of your sails halt arrest nip in the bud obviate fend off preclude intercept put an end to elude destroy confound mess up queer undo dish dodge duck deter quash forfend neutralize neutralise pre-empt screw up forbid put the lid on debar cripple overcome fetter turn aside hamstring scuttle shatter annul repel divert parry torpedo anticipate chill interrupt be beyond rule out suppress devastate stifle defy hobble extinguish resist negate clobber withstand blight cancel crush disconcert conquer sink dampen rattle banjax hang up shun preempt repulse help sabotage cramp one's style eschew second-guess shake save cease keep throw monkey wrench in put a wrench in the works bring to an end shake off get ahead of get in before shirk provide against steal a march on put a damper on keep from happening ward cool get around beat someone to it throw cold water on beat someone to the punch beat someone to the draw pour cold water on keep off keep at bay put a spanner in the works cause havoc wreak havoc smother plug countermove worst finish finish off offset buck throw estop end act against quell demolish throw a curve interfere make an end of bring to a close attack spike hit blow encumber surpass challenge miss contravene invalidate squash kill stay forefend triumph corner gain vanquish put off stave cork dam exceed desist discontinue bring an end to damp blank counterplot bury commandeer damage let be the end of promote faze skip buffalo bollix cheat injure blast mar disadvise scare put the damper on beggar shuffle off get the better of be early poison run circles around give the run-around run rings around be one step ahead of pick off act in advance of prepare for cut off head off at pass turn off talk out of act like a wet blanket cloud halt in its tracks cause setback beat down put end to take wind out of sails nix euchre wreak havoc with throw a spanner in the works cruel wreak havoc on defend guard bulwark fence burst bubble confront throw a monkey wrench in the works shortcut discourage screen blow a hole in bring to naught crool outflank cover fend lick outmanoeuvre put a brake on 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 dash one's hope preoccupy forecast delay monopolize project expect foresee envision predict give the run around find a way round monopolise get round end-run find a way around get past go around render null and void flee lose scape outrun body-swerve stay shy of throw off the scent 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 run from give the runaround slip through the net shuck slip through your 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 squash 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 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 lambaste flame blast attack castigate pillory hammer savage chastise excoriate besmirch fault skewer crucify scathe slag inveigh against pick at find fault with fulminate against rail against come down on give a bad press to pull to pieces dress down nit-pick find fault nitpick about tear into lace into cut down lay into deflate sell short nitpick judge nitpick over get at tear to shreds throw shade find lacking traduce debase devalue disdain object disapprove discommend expostulate make little of frown mudsling think little of throw shade at write down not go for knock off bring down take dim view of look down one's nose at denounce arraign maul reprehend fustigate pummel carp reprobate monster chide lash bag reprimand blame sledge objurgate rate reprove slash clobber denunciate complain about give some stick to trim pummelled rap zap disapprove of bag on jump on skin throw brickbats at animadvert on skin alive cut to bits nag at hit slug give bad press cut up fluff carp at slog give flak to do a number on vituperate against cavil at pass strictures upon pick to pieces give the business pass judgment slight slander speak ill of insult calumniate vituperate underplay lessen libel opprobriate cheapen gloss over disesteem disgrace speak badly of brush aside de-emphasize soft-pedal contemn reduce tone down discountenance shrug off scandalize scandalise sling mud at throw mud at underemphasize deplore impugn treat as unimportant blacken weaken downcry devaluate set no store by set little store by snub animadvert spurn reject humiliate stigmatize disfavor backbite disfavour look askance at blacken the name of stigmatise blacken the character of offend give a bad name brush off dishonour speak evil of dishonor belie despise make nothing of subordinate poormouth question criticize unfairly humble sneer mistrust repudiate gibe gird twit jeer scoff taunt play something down talk trash crush spread lies about clamor against comment negatively mortify shame sully the reputation of compromise berate look down on put away give comeuppance knock off high horse execrate rip up bad mouth put hooks in give black eye anathematize back-bite miscalculate to denigrate moderate make fun of complain snipe at rail soften tear to pieces tarnish hold forth against take a dig at miscarry rate too low think too little of not do justice to do an injustice to not do justice be wrong about whitewash discourage dislike mark down take away undermine deemphasize mitigate villainize tell lies about lie about put zingers on drag through the mire run a smear campaign against cast a slur on cast slur on fling mud at demonise demonize take swipe at throw stones at object to disregard ignore extenuate decrease qualify withdraw frown on temper minimalize shock disgust outrage reproach think wrong be against not support rebuke horrify appal disclaim disown discard take exception to not believe in show displeasure not take kindly to take a dim view of make light cut rate take away from oppose negate remonstrate against zing express a poor opinion of remonstrate be hostile towards affront sicken repel revolt nauseate subtract from tell someone to get lost appall displease raise an cast aside give offence to cause a few raised eyebrows amongst raise eyebrows amongst dismay blackguard blackball cause raised eyebrows lampoon embarrass pass on give someone the brush-off look right through someone give the cold shoulder to sweep aside cold-shoulder

Verb

To prevent from progress
retard arrest check decelerate delay handicap brake clog detain hinder impede obstruct encumber postpone slow down stall defer hamper curb hamstring hold back hold up inhibit set back slow up interrupt keep back put back restrain restrict slacken slow cumber stay trammel baffle baulk balk bog choke crimp dawdle decrease down falter fetter flag hesitate interfere with lessen loaf loiter mire poke reduce retardate put a brake on back off bog down choke off close off hang up let up shut down shut off bring to screeching halt throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of foil stymie thwart derail hobble block pause protract repress prevent cramp cripple halt withhold prorogue deter remit stop shelve shackle intermit confine hold bar frustrate prolong handcuff put off stave off hold off on hold over make late hog-tie get in the way of stand in the way of limit constrain tie up get in the way manacle embarrass bork short-circuit bridle curtail interfere forestall disrupt oppose inconvenience procrastinate bind be a hindrance to weigh down suppress keep prohibit control stem catch still embog keep waiting moderate stonewall neutralize regulate crab bottleneck scupper suspend freeze entrammel counteract neutralise draw up rein in incommode pull up fetch up bring to a standstill discommode leash entangle nip in the bud cramp one's style tie one's hands saddle with ruin sink discontinue cause to wait avert cause to stay end tie debilitate overload penelopize reserve muzzle burden temper stunt disadvantage discomfit rattle faze dam contravene debar resist get bogged down chain disconcert oppress bother charge idle drag your feet abate lag diminish foul up screw up make difficult reef quiet qualify box in shut out louse up immobilize immobilise affect disturb cut off tamper influence confuse jam conflict trouble give a hard time throw a spoke in the wheel of throw a spanner in the works put the brakes on lose steam cut down wind down cut back back-water lose speed anchor it fix scrub sidetrack drop brace bring up can bring to a screeching halt lock up rein stifle contain cut short terminate muffle squelch smother swallow let down flaps hit the brakes sabotage sandbag govern staunch fight back throttle knock off obscure screen complicate repulse discourage bottle up circumvent tame rebuff choke back checkmate keep in check bring to an end pull in keep under control slacken pace keep a lid on bite back hold in hold down stem the flow of monkey with put a spoke in someone's wheel play for time

Verb

To take the life of
remove murder eliminate kill assassinate execute liquidate do in croak dispose of erase stiff top waste wipe out do for eradicate expunge ice off put to death smoke take out terminate bump off drag exclude exterminate extirpate knock off rub out scratch sterilise sterilize blow away get rid of clear away do away with drag down give someone the works blot out terminate with extreme prejudice wipe off the face of the earth wipe from the face of the earth slaughter finish off slay cancel abolish discard finish put an end to take away dispense with discontinue dispatch destroy annihilate butcher massacre decimate silence whack make away with cause the death of snuff take the life of get do to death end the life of neutralize polish off shoot down put down scrag cut down mow down cut to pieces neutralise put away vaporise purge put to sleep vaporize snuff out zap hit obliterate shoot extinguish wax guillotine carry off put to the sword fell hang down defeat lynch nix dust off take someone's life end claim grease crucify garrotte cool behead decapitate electrocute garrote kill off root out stamp out gun down send to the gas chambers quash chill take mutilate asphyxiate strangle axe euthanize ax blackball overwhelm immolate stretch out put paid to wipe off the map gas send to the chair stone to death blow someone's brains out send to the gas chamber put before a firing squad send to the gibbet string up send to the electric chair deep-six put out of its misery stab dust stun blast delete smite bowstring fry suffocate efface depopulate sacrifice quell kill in cold blood carry out a sentence of death on ruin mass murder ethnically cleanse send to kingdom come clean up black out sweep away take care of overcome stone overpower rout put a stop to worst murk nullify best put end to do knife smother garotte stick torture mangle maim beat vanquish send to the gallows devastate abort overturn annul overthrow bring down bring to an end stop banish administer the coup de grâce give the coup de grâce drive to the wall move in for the kill take off take a life abrogate invalidate knock out put out knock something on the head get shot of give the chop cast out phase out drive out

Verb

To dismiss from a job
remove dismiss discharge displace expel oust depose eject fire purge unseat dislodge dethrone eliminate move sack topple relegate retire supplant transfer abolish evict release reposition defenestrate detach evacuate expunge pull relocate shift abstract ax axe bounce budge can cashier dislocate out ship boot out kick out throw out turf out muster out pink-slip see the back of give someone the boot give the bum's rush throw out on your ear give someone their marching orders show the door terminate send packing drum out banish get rid of turn out force out drive out turn off give the heave-ho give someone the push let go chuck out cast out lay off transpose exclude exile run off disturb boot give someone the bullet give the old heave-ho give someone the sack make redundant overturn deport reject rout defrock chase bring down give someone their cards overthrow put out give notice slang give the elbow throw someone out on their ear expulse shut out remove from office uncrown discard unthrone suspend deprive unmake bump impeach drop turf heave out push out thrust out give someone their notice bin off give notice to give the gate give someone the big E give someone the air break dispossess usurp unfrock shelve debar ostracize discrown fling out transplant ostracise send away push give walking papers upset misplace ban subvert uproot disqualify degrade pension deselect disfrock recall disemploy furlough depone bust replace eighty-six chuck freeze out knock out of place knock out of position disestablish extrude transport give the sack to force to leave bring about the downfall of sling out run out of town pay off give someone his chase out let out wash out turn away give warning ride out on rail give the ax show the door to throw out on the streets give a pink slip give someone the pink slip toss out give marching orders rusticate keep out throw demote bar consign disbar downgrade blackball move on heave expatriate unhorse prohibit from entering blacklist undo triumph overwhelm defeat yeet excuse strip of rank black put out of place dissolve expropriate nix supersede put out in the street sever connections court martial give heave-ho give the boot to give the bullet to put away give someone his or her walking papers unsettle remove from power dehire unhire shed fordrive get going set going give the push to move out of place send home hand someone his hat chase off ask to leave disthrone disenthrone separate rummage perturb disunite divide unhinge disarticulate interrupt declare redundant hand walking papers give one's cards give pink slip pink slip give bum's rush drive away pack off give the 1-2-3 bundle off remove by force show out heave-ho toss out on ear deprive of office change the position of give the hook show you the door extricate knock over disentangle take over relieve of duty free bring low lock out rearrange step into shoes of dispel dig out get out shuffle position tomahawk cut downsize reduce hatchet poll decimate cleaver knock loose change dissipate quell eradicate reshuffle reorganize redistribute alter disregard disperse clear adjust redeploy reorder scale down cut back put an end to slim down scatter redispose rejig readjust toss ditch unloose irrupt dump roll stir throw overboard kiss goodbye send off squeeze out drive off do away with give someone their P45 give the chop withdraw show the gate to reorganise shake off lay aside slide locomote put out of your mind propel take away move out shove inch nudge remove from clear from give way change position send to a safe place kiss off

Verb

To admonish or reproach angrily
chide scold berate admonish castigate rebuke nag reprimand reproach slate upbraid blast carpet condemn censure chastise criticise criticize monster rate reprove blame keelhaul lambaste lecture rag rap reprehend wig bollock flay harass row objurgate check exprobate flame lesson monish trim tell off lay into pull up remonstrate with tear into dress down tick off bawl out chew out pitch into ream out give someone a bollocking lace into let someone have it slap down have a go at read the riot act find fault give someone a caning haul over the coals take down a peg blow up at call down come down on get on give a hard time give someone a row give someone a wigging give someone some stick go on at speak to take to task take to the woodshed talk to get after give someone a mouthful rap over the knuckles burn one's ears call to account give a rocket give a talking-to give someone a dressing-down give someone an earful give someone a roasting give someone a rollicking give someone a telling-off give someone hell put on the mat tear off a strip call on the carpet give someone a rating give someone what for slap on the wrist send someone away with a flea in their ear slap someone's wrist lambast hammer denounce rail at rail against rant at tongue-lash baste excoriate score jaw blow up vituperate attack rake over the coals revile abuse harangue diss slam chasten knock pan savage disparage fulminate against slag off find fault with ream put down bash jump on reprobate roast punish rail discipline denigrate scathe vilify light into crucify rubbish pummel pummelled pillory give a piece of one's mind jump down one's throat tear a strip off slag potshot bag malign trash belabor correct rip into belabour blister deprecate asperse fault slash dispraise dis assail inveigh against rave at cane skewer lash rip scorch denunciate skin bad-mouth yell at penalize lay down the law caution accuse come down hard on smear sledge disapprove call over the coals penalise scorn cavil scourge arraign pull apart zap cut up sail into bring to book take to pieces lean on vituperate against run down pick to pieces climb all over give someone a bad press jump all over impugn let fly slander insult calumniate traduce rollick defame growl visit besmirch rake fustigate derogate lam into jawbone strongly criticize preach contemn slang draw the line lash out at throw the book at wade into clobber decry slap on wrist rap on knuckles give a going over slug tell a thing or two let fly at hit trounce pick holes in judge come down on like a ton of bricks cut down cast aspersions on disapprove of carp at tear apart have someone on the carpet give the business give one hell nag at reprimand severely deal with round on sort out brand warn adjure advise counsel lash out exprobrate attask stigmatize recompense speak spank skelp ferule harsh moralise moralize libel discredit threap ding notice glue forewarn hoist set upon recriminate taunt refute rank on give going-over expostulate objurate cudgel slap deride shellac strike smother jack up sit on dishonor dishonour disgrace chew stigmatise despise fry oppose rake over coals give tongue-lashing rap knuckles have words with have words dress-down backbite animadvert rebuff incriminate ostracise remonstrate ostracize tear someone a new one give someone a dressing down give someone a telling off rap across the knuckles severely reprimand charge give piece of mind bring to account give someone stick criticize harshly lay on give comeuppance mete out punishment to rag on make an example of send someone away with a flea in his lower the boom give the dickens give someone a carpeting eat out criticize hatefully shout at cuss out keep after tax lash into express disapproval of read out look askance pick apart explode argue with assault verbally carp on sound off go after criticize strongly tear down teach a lesson call to task point the finger at have your knife in be hard on pick on disagree with blacken someone's reputation cast a slur on take apart pile in give the devil burst out start on shoot down start in think badly of express disapprobation express disapprobation of stick it to take on deplore afflict repress soften try suppress subjugate keep nothing back erupt with anger jump on one's case bite someone's head off snap someone's head off go for the jugular anathematize execrate slur maul carp whip send up point finger at frame pronounce hang something on depreciate belittle blow whistle on proscribe give something a bad press send up the river thumbs down on pin it on name put away lay at one's door adjudge beat flog thrash scarify drub vilipend fluff slog curse give vent to one's emotions lose one's temper with give free rein to one's emotions complain about bag on skin alive pour scorn on do a number on pass strictures upon pick at give a bad press to nitpick about cavil at throw brickbats at nit-pick give bad press throw shade give some stick to animadvert on pull to pieces cut to bits hit out at give flak to rile criticize severely rap someone the knuckles drag over the coals lay out cry down tie into beat up on bark at object to frown on ridicule take exception to object complain do a hatchet job on inveigh be against disfavor frown upon abhor dislike gripe tear to pieces disfavour discountenance protest moan grumble take a dim view of kick grouse discount beef detest detract kick up a stink about slight minimize kvetch dismiss diminish dump on fulminate grouch underrate dispute whine disesteem kick up a fuss about mock whinge drag through the mud take issue with fuss bleat poor-mouth trash-talk bellyache abominate minimise play down write off kiss off talk down crab make a fuss about give something a battering underestimate undervalue impeach challenge thunder declaim indict protest against look down on quibble about look askance at disdain lampoon do down beef about sneer at raise objections to pooh-pooh grizzle find lacking scoff at reject argue against wail grump keen caterwaul scream repine loathe speak ill of take a stand against kick up a fuss quibble rage hold responsible yammer squawk whimper murmur croak yawp maunder holler mutter squeal gripe about demur downgrade rant find unacceptable trivialize moan about grouse about declaim against yowl yaup except impute grouch about oppose strongly expostulate about lower spurn bellyache about discommend treat lightly shun sound off about speak out against tsk-tsk speak evil of detract from minify complain vociferously about laugh at deflate misprize mislike take exception mind sneer trivialise make light of spread lies about hate hold cheap hold accountable bring into disrepute tut over tut about tut-tut over tut-tut about blacken the reputation of blacken the name of sully the reputation of throw mud at not take kindly to conduct a smear campaign against speak badly of give a bad name give someone bondi rage against nitpick whine about carp about controvert tear to shreds niggle degrade nitpick over be in opposition to quarrel with remonstrate against protest strongly at remonstrate about whinge about prosecute think wrong fume marginalize animadvert upon discourage argue storm vociferate chunter split hairs opprobriate make a protest against kick against mither hypercriticize create inculpate negate speak out laugh off resist satirize complain bitterly about lodge a protest against express disagreement with regard with disgust satirise rant about dissent adjudicate take issue make a stand marginalise disagree violently with jeer at disrelish kvetch about treat with contempt affront pass judgment show up make a stand against resent mouth off about eschew antipathize go on about regret deliver judgment not think much of not appreciate point a finger at make faces at lose interest in have no stomach for turn your nose up at be allergic to not care for have no taste for be averse to grossed out on give opinion be turned off to have hard feelings bear malice toward not endure shudder at put up a fight against frown at get angry with mumble rebut contradict be anti give a rough time comminate excommunicate hit out badmouth take gainsay be hostile to confront bring under fire heap destroy give a tongue-lashing review unfavorably show someone up discourse orate perorate be scandalized by be offended by be shocked by debase blacken sell short peck bother withstand combat squabble bicker rain object strongly to fight jump down someone's throat protest strongly weigh into humble clamor against mistreat caluminate voodoo dig demonize mudsling cuss jinx pick holes put hooks in have no use for avoid not feel like express strong disapproval of go on expose to ridicule demonise criminate present make a protest mouth off hold up to shame crush niggle about pettifog be on at someone spout bluster huff rave squash downplay understate squelch demean allege rip up mortify shame snub humiliate downcry comment negatively view with dislike show disapproval of indicate disapproval of view with disfavour bring charges against devalue snipe at charge with hold forth against question intimidate take a stand menace mark down take away poor mouth pooh pooh sour grapes scapegoat single out vociferate about thunder against label give a black eye put a whammy on be picky be hypercritical lay take swipe at throw stones at swear at imprecate rant and rave not support have a low opinion of raise objections cut down to size take a swipe at shoot full of holes cut to the quick accurse express objections mark not believe in hold someone answerable veto express disagreement lodge a protest express objections to express disapproval feel revulsion to feel aversion to feel disgust for be in opposition express a poor opinion of zing be hostile towards hold someone to blame complain to characterize designate classify class stamp tag have a problem make a fuss hold in disdain regard with contempt raise an grumble about have a problem with kick up take great exception to characterise mark out offend shock outrage disgust cry baulk draw the line at balk cross disavow disagree pass on horrify appal beg to differ look down upon look down at not stand for hold no brief for not go for count me out be displeased raise objection kick up a stink yelp yap bawl saddle cast a slur upon sicken nauseate repel revolt make an objection make a stink tangle with finger go-one-on-one mix it up with look down one's nose at displease appall hold liable have at work over crack down on don't like find distasteful be unable to stomach recoil from have no liking for have a down on shrink from not be able to bear find repellent hold in disfavour be repelled by be unable to tolerate find intolerable be unable to abide be unable to stand be unable to bear regard with distaste have an aversion to have no taste give offence to blackguard blackball scandalise cause a few raised eyebrows amongst embarrass raise eyebrows amongst cause raised eyebrows dismay scandalize belie assign fault to lay the blame on place the blame on accuse of laugh jeer assign guilt to assign liability to complain vehemently about snigger scoff debunk disprove consider guilty of find guilty of point the finger pass the buck lay a guilt trip on lay a bad trip on jive gibe uncover catch invalidate unmask turn up one's nose hold up to ridicule fleer sniff at jest burlesque flout swipe dump hold in contempt sneeze at gird give Bronx cheer grin crack rally make cutting remarks about caricature say contemptuously gibe at quip at travesty curl your lip at be contemptuous of rank out twit leer expose nail cast doubt on set straight raise doubts about throw light on

Noun

An act or expression showing scorn
indignity slight affront insult abuse epithet slur snub barb disrespect reproach slap taunt dig dis discourtesy diss offence offense brickbat cut dart gird grievance mistreatment outrage poke sarcasm put down take-down backhanded compliment slap in the face kick in the teeth name personality injury aspersion jibe injustice slam gibe criticism contempt black eye derision sneer disparagement scorn humiliation rudeness attack hit zinger wrong rebuff left-handed compliment dirty dig incivility disdainfulness despite cutting remark shaft obloquy hurt indignation harm wisecrack invective mockery insolence jeer scoffing knock disservice disparaging remark atrocity unfairness scandal brush-off microaggression disdain smear provocation belittlement kick crack quip call-down scoff insinuation remark rebuke innuendo desecration pan suppression burn name-calling snide remark goading spite rejection hateful remark comeback ridiculing taunting one in the eye gibing displeasure censure sting exposé vitriol burlesque lampooning banter raillery blitzkrieg push onslaught assault assailment battery aggression onset miff pique blitz huff umbrage mugging resentment dudgeon mocking remark pointed comment blow to one's pride wrongdoing dirty deed ill inequity unjustness accusation rap blur disgrace animadversion odium reflection dump besmirch stricture expose blemish damage evil detriment infringement ruffled feathers slander libel ill-treatment raw deal unjust act defamation vilification bar sinister contumely opprobrium shame ignominy impertinence impudence vituperation scurrility aspersions depreciation revilement blasphemy superciliousness sledge impugnment pejorative unpleasantry flame cheap shot abusive remark ridicule acrimony bitterness acidity acridity sharpness acerbity satire corrosiveness cynicism irony mordancy rancor sneering trenchancy mordacity causticity causticness swipe flouting rancour jab brutality forcefulness directness incisiveness outspokenness verbal dig acridness tartness asperity virulence acidness verbal jab cattiness bile teasing virulency snigger snidery catcall barbed remark verbal abuse snappy comeback parting shot knocking critical remark verbal attack character assassination

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