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To stop something from continuing or developing

cut into

to interrupt an activity or process

shut off

to stop the flow of something, usually water or electricity

kill

verb

to stop something from continuing

kill off

to stop, get rid of, or destroy something

hold back

to stop something from progressing or developing as it should

interfere with

to prevent something from happening or developing in the correct way

squeeze out

if one business or part of a system squeezes out another, the first one becomes so important or successful, or takes up so much time, that the other cannot succeed or continue to exist

stamp out

to end something bad or unpleasant by taking strong and determined action

suppress

verb

to stop an activity, especially by making laws or by using your authority

suppress

verb

to stop a physical process from happening or developing

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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