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To stop someone doing something

stop

verb

to prevent someone from doing something, or to prevent something from happening

prevent

verb

to stop someone from doing something

check

verb

to stop yourself or someone else from doing something

restrain

verb

to prevent someone or yourself from doing something

silence

verb

to stop someone or something from speaking or making a sound

disturb

verb

to interrupt someone and stop them from continuing what they were doing

keep from

to prevent someone from doing something or prevent something from happening

foil

verb

to prevent someone from doing something that they are trying to do

stand in someone’s way/path

to try to stop someone from doing something

keep out

to prevent someone or something from entering a place

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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