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To cause problems for someone or something

let down

to make someone or something less likely to be successful or effective

hold back

to stop someone from being as successful as they should

embarrass

verb

to cause problems for someone, especially an organization or politician

inhibit

verb

to make it difficult for someone to do something

burden

verb

to create a problem or serious responsibility for someone

plague

verb

to cause a lot of problems for someone or something for a long period of time

inconvenience

verb

to cause difficulties for someone

disadvantage

verb

to make it more difficult for someone or something to succeed than other people or things

throttle

verb

to create problems that make it very difficult for something to continue or to develop

put someone to trouble/bother/inconvenience

to cause problems or difficulties for someone by making them do something for you

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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