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Synonyms

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

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bar

verb

to prevent someone from going somewhere by standing in their way

blacklist

verb

to keep a record of someone you do not approve of and prevent them from making progress in some way

come between

to prevent you from doing or getting something

cut off

to stop someone from going somewhere, especially by blocking their way

cut off

to prevent someone from leaving a place, or from communicating with people in another place

debar

verb

to officially prevent someone from doing something

deflect

verb

to make someone change their plans or stop what they are doing

deliver/land a knockout /blow/punch

to stop someone from achieving what they want to achieve

disbar

verb

to officially stop a lawyer from doing any legal work

estop

verb

to prevent someone from doing something, especially from asserting a right in court

freeze out

to prevent someone from taking part in something

head off

to prevent someone from going somewhere by getting in front of them

hem in

to prevent someone from making their own choices or doing what they want

hold

verb

to stop someone from leaving or from doing what they want

hold on to

to stop someone from leaving you or from doing what they want

keep down

to stop someone from achieving what they are capable of achieving

monopolise

a British spelling of monopolize

monopolize

verb

to prevent other people from using something or being involved in something

muzzle

verb

to prevent a person, group, newspaper etc from expressing their opinions or ideas publicly

obstruct

verb

to take action in order to prevent someone from doing something or to prevent something from happening

place/put obstacles in the /path/way

to deliberately try to stop someone from achieving something

put a block on something

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

put someone off their stroke

to cause someone to stop what they are doing or to make a mistake

queer someone’s pitch

to spoil what someone is doing or planning to do

shackle

verb

to prevent someone from doing what they want to do

shush

verb

to tell someone to be quiet

shut up

impolite to make someone stop talking or making a noise

sideline

verb

to prevent someone from being involved in something that they would normally expect to be involved in

silence

verb

to prevent someone from giving an opinion or from criticizing you

snooker

verb

Britishinformal to prevent someone from doing what they want

spoil someone’s chances

to make it impossible for someone to achieve something that they could have achieved fairly easily

stand between

to prevent someone from gaining or achieving something

tear away

to force yourself or someone else to leave or to stop doing something

thwart

verb

formal to prevent someone from doing something that they want to do

waylay

verb

to stop someone who is going somewhere, especially to trouble them or harm them

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