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To stop someone or something from moving - thesaurus

Synonyms

hold back

to stop someone or something from moving forwards

intercept

verb

to stop, catch, or take control of someone or something before they can get to the place they are going to

obstruct

verb

to physically prevent someone or something from moving along or through a path, passage, door etc by blocking it

block

verb

to stop something from moving through or along something else

pin

verb

to hold someone very firmly so that they cannot move

immobilize

verb

to make someone unable to move

pin down

to hold someone firmly on the ground or on a surface so that they cannot move

block

verb

to stop someone from going past you by standing in front of them

trap

verb

to prevent a part of someone’s body from moving by pressing it hard

hold

verb

to support someone or something, or to stop them moving

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More synonyms

block

noun

a movement that stops someone from hitting you or from going forwards

bog down

to be or become stuck in soft wet ground

encumber

verb

formal if something large, heavy, tight etc encumbers you, it prevents you from moving normally

hold down

to hold someone who is lying down, so that they cannot move

hold in

to stop something from moving outwards

immobilise

a British spelling of immobilize

obstruct

verb

to block a path, passage, door etc so that it is difficult or impossible for someone or something to move along or through it

obstruction

noun

the act of blocking a path, passage, door etc so that it is difficult or impossible for someone or something to move along or through it

obstruction

noun

the act of preventing someone or something from moving along or through a path, passage, door etc by blocking it

pinion

verb

to prevent someone from moving by holding or tying their arms

weigh down

to make someone heavy and unable to move easily

weight

verb

to make something heavier by putting a weight on it, especially in order to stop it from moving

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