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to prevent something from happening or developing in the correct way
to make it difficult for a process to start or continue in a normal way
to interrupt something and prevent it from continuing by creating a problem
to prevent something from happening or progressing normally
to prevent something from developing as successfully as it could
to stop something from continuing before it has a chance to develop more
to stop something from developing normally
to stop the development of something, especially an economy
to prevent something developing or being successful
to stop something before it is finished, for example because it would be difficult or dangerous to continue
to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface
a small sour red fruit that grows on a bush
the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures
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Free thesaurus definition of to stop something from continuing or developing from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.