Đồng nghĩa của throw a spanner in the works

Verb

To cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck
stymie hinder impede foil frustrate obstruct thwart hamper inhibit shackle snooker defeat fetter handicap interfere with puzzle stall baulk balk block confound mystify spoil stump check clog cramp cripple embarrass encumber handcuff hobble hog-tie manacle nonplus scotch short-circuit stop trammel flummox scupper baffle corner crab crimp dead-end hold back hold up pigeonhole prevent shelve stonewall tie up upset put paid to choke off cut off hang fire hang up hold off put the kibosh on cramp one's style put on hold give the run around put on back burner throw a monkey wrench into throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of oppose curb halt restrain delay arrest retard hamstring forestall restrict interrupt constrain deter curtail bottleneck prohibit muzzle burden cumber neutralize bar choke contravene debar bork neutralise resist counteract interfere slow down set back get in the way box in shut out louse up be a hindrance to throw a spoke in the wheel of disappoint counter dash smash checkmate derail nobble discomfit elude circumvent beat outwit queer nullify traverse root faze bilk mess up skip promote dodge do for shake ditch duck screw up rattle disconcert juke buffalo bollix foul up shake off shuffle off give the run-around put a spoke in someone's wheel halt in its tracks put the mockers on nip in the bud run rings around run circles around throw monkey wrench in upset the applecart give the slip throw a monkey wrench in the works limit slow bridle stifle repress confine avert stay suppress preclude stave off stand in the way of ward off head off control put a stop to detain obviate hold put a brake on interdict fend off disrupt ruin withhold put an end to straiten slow up keep quash keep back get in the way of put off contain regulate avoid tie intercept smother rein in freeze forbid rule out decelerate subdue catch shut down brake bind hold down deflect reduce moderate govern tie down stem forfend squash suspend circumscribe bog down hem in constrict postpone squelch ban tame anticipate dam discourage defend against still bottle up entangle delimit divert lessen gag negate crush intermit help defer remit weigh down ward proscribe measure rule kill put the stopper on decrease stamp out take down keep in check cramp someone's style cork pull up choke back put back hold in close off disallow pull in keep at bay inconvenience shut off outlaw keep lid on quell enjoin throw cold water on discontinue pour cold water on keep within bounds stultify disadvantage preempt sabotage chain slacken throttle pre-empt cross mire pause entrammel retardate muffle leash strangle procrastinate overturn rein evade cancel draw up withstand fix make late diminish put an stop to fetch up staunch protract sidestep skirt lock up cool give a hard time prolong saddle with stem the flow of bring to a standstill shut in steer clear of pick off keep under control hold over put a damper on bring to screeching halt keep the lid on hold off on exclude confuse dissuade cap incommode sandbag discommode repel estop let keep waiting damp down stunt end obscure taboo quelch clobber swallow extinguish capture quiet silence nix bound loiter damp bit embog bring up overload deprive deny spike parry make illegal make impossible second-guess circumnavigate charge dampen imprison attack get out of peg interpose embargo commandeer confront put at a disadvantage adjourn terminate take wind out of turn aside prorogue keep in annul escape bypass cut short drag your feet jail gaol crack down on get ahead of get in before stanch talk out of turn off chill place at a disadvantage fence in close in table repulse provide against steal a march on reschedule let up back off conquer overcome lose speed put the brakes on cut back hold in check mothball continue fight back cool off respite put over beat someone to it put the lid on extend beat someone to the punch beat someone to the draw lay on the table take a rain check on set aside play for time put on the back burner put on ice box up keep a tight rein on keep a lid on put in cold storage bite back take away give rain check head off at pass hold in abeyance contract dissuade from straitjacket tie-up constipate impair act against inc cause to wait cause to stay tie someone's hands finish finish off debilitate net enmesh ensnare oppress bother snag offset buck dish entrap sideline affect disturb tie one's hands tether boycott blacklist make difficult influence tamper suffocate vitiate impose limits on set limits on prevent from making progress forbid to hold captive clip someone's wings hit jam trouble conflict wreck crash unsettle rebuff give disadvantage take out screen hang on hold the fort resist attack complicate save throw a curve ostracize discipline put straitjacket on remove disqualify eliminate bring an end to invalidate scuttle put a crimp in stave keep off forefend disadvise scare crool banjax make an end of bring to a close cork up get bogged down slacken pace put the damper on temper lick put the brakes on take out of play put out of commission sidetrack scrub drop brace can deaden pocket submerge destroy sink undo stand in the way put a limit on not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of foreclose intervene slam on the brakes ease up keep from happening stand fence quit cease harness bury blank counterplot monkey with veto cool down button up keep tight rein on lag abate hesitate dawdle down loaf falter bog flag poke ostracise quench mute overpower demarcate temporise temporize act in advance of prepare for be one step ahead of dally give a rain check be early take a raincheck keep in abeyance dash one's hope knock off make it impossible for make it impracticable for render null and void indispose impound rein back direct hogtie guide take wind out of sails get the better of beat down cause setback put end to qualify reef put on brakes scare off get round make unnecessary garrote garrotte shush act like a wet blanket wrong keep down pin down pull back keep in line bring under control have on a tight leash sit on put away crack down bring to an end block out slap down put out put down gain control over clamp down on gain mastery over snuff out stand still criminalize come to a standstill stand off peter out not move make impracticable back-water cut down lose steam wind down anchor it incarcerate intern do away with get rid of treat harshly waste time specify demark prescribe set censor hit the brakes let down flaps treat unfairly be unfair to define delimitate girdle caution against do a disservice to tell against give a disadvantage to put in an unfavourable position treat unfavourably inflict a handicap on declare taboo criminalise lock in coop up necessitate immure concuss shotgun buy time filibuster seize declare illegal say no warn against render useless cancel out hold the line place a limit on refrain from keep within limits draw the line on mark off take kick the can down the road employ delaying tactics monopolize foresee predict forecast envision preoccupy project expect expropriate grab snatch give the thumbs down to put the chill on give the red light to carry over enclose monopolise encircle put half nelson on waive lengthen lay over ambush challenge surround strangle at birth encompass appropriate interlope shortstop accost hijack tackle waylay buttonhole load ring withhold from stay away from refuse deny oneself make up for break the habit of skip out on kick get around steer clear shrink from abstain renounce keep from desist eschew shirk shun desist from stay away forbear give up abstain from restrain from counterbalance do without shy from leave off forgo forbear from compass pounce on take on gird corral overwhelm saddle kettle swoop down on cut in make off with hurdle strain snafu skin laden weight lumber rail in pen in mew up hedge in pen up lade pile freight yoke play off cook someone's goose spike someone's guns dump on snow under bear down on snow overburden make heavy queer someone's pitch take the wind out of your sails

Trái nghĩa của throw a spanner in the works

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