Synonym of block

Alternative for block

blocks, blocked, blocking

Synonym: clog, hinder, lump, mass, obstruct, solid,

Noun

A large solid piece of hard material, typically with flat surfaces on each side
bar chunk lump hunk mass piece slab cube brick cake square wad wedge ingot nugget segment slice wodge loaf oblong solid bit portion knob gob clump blob gobbet tablet dollop nub glob clod nubble ball clot cluster part section chip quantity cut morsel bulk dab chock scrap fragment bump pat pile growth division stick stone knot sliver agglomeration crumb mound plate excrescence excrescency group length nodule node concentration share shred bunch sample fraction article pad wadding item flake offcut particle cleat quota allowance wafer remnant proportion shard speck grain allotment splinter take mouthful end tile spot snippet mite half iota sampling lot member dole parcel smithereen bite knurl boulder bundle amount plug dod large piece joint briquette loads batch doorstep mold shingle roll tuft cushion ream lining slate pantile mould muck stave cutting board strip billet rod bulge drop handful bollard batten metal spur wood support cinder block triangle rock taper shim tapered piece spire quoin cusp prong keystone cotter doorstop filler solid piece sarsen cairn partition helping fillet filet ration apportionment subdivision moiety percentage serving allocation component tranche stripe layer divvy instalment installment belt tongue articulation whack measure quantum narrow piece sector branch office department wing subsection shaving rasher collop round escalope meed detail factor corner feature side atom hunch scallop fricandeau scaloppina part of something plateful spoonful contribution ratio equity split entitlement stake platter taste bowlful lashing selection shot load slew course extract excerpt distribution assignment due mountain bucket order finger spate fistful meal dividend segmentation commission partage interest appropriation quotum piece of the cake rake-off cut of pie slice of the cake claim piece of the action

Noun

An obstacle to the normal progress or functioning of something
obstruction impediment obstacle bar hindrance restriction barrier impedance restraint encumbrance fetter hurdle limitation setback burden check cramp crimp cumber curb deterrent detriment hamper handicap inhibition interference snag catch chain circumvention complication difficulty disadvantage drag drawback holdback manacle problem retardation retardment shackle trammel baulk balk brake hitch roadblock stop stricture wall stumbling block road block monkey wrench fly in the ointment millstone around your neck monkey wrench in the works spanner in the works clog embarrassment let shackles barricade hazard hiccup blockade blockage delay stoppage constraint fence catch-22 holdup discouragement preventive inconvenience millstone facer defence interruption railing defense ball and chain protection prevention hampering blank wall gridlock glitch disincentive issue hedge hold-up hang-up weakness albatross rein damper cumbrance blocking baggage preventative rub uphill joker halt bulwark hangup stockade flaw rampart palisade impasse cordon safeguard booby trap pause sticking point security fault circumscription precautionary measure checking confinement arrest dissuasion lock bottleneck straitjacket remedy precaution trouble load headache defect halting preventive measure protective measure prohibition pitfall discontinuance determent shield checkmate jam-up hedgerow rail hardship pale jam suspension stalemate stopping dead weight limit standstill wait enclosure ditch boundary fortification mishap dike standoff logjam draw holding end of the road dead end deadlock bond shortcoming fetters bonds deadweight opposition barring choking traverse bump hobble yoke injury occlusion congestion stumbling stone weary load tie disablement impairment disorder mountain jump psychological baggage control nuisance millstone round someone's neck red tape weak point failure deficiency mountain to climb encirclement leash bridle stone in one's path blocking object suppression infarct embolus closure infarction gotcha gimmick hassle defensive measures bridling curbing repression failing saddle debt duty guilt cross frustration shackling baulking cramping fettering holding back stifling smothering clampdown stint condition snafu bug tangle land mine sabotage intervention thwarting quashing foiling sentry post thorn in one's side monkey on back interdict excess baggage foot dragging line of defense balking embargo sublimation injunction inadequacy taboo modification definition reservation circumspection qualification end no through road cul-de-sac blind alley nowhere to turn corner finish putting an end to putting an stop to nipping in the bud ending blind spot downfall adversity palladium fail-safe protective caution fencing misfortune upset blow blunder paling defeat slip neutralizer prophylactic embankment closing knock bummer reversal inefficacy error trench moat one in the eye miscalculation body blow piece of bad luck mischance mistake kick in the teeth disappointment stroke of bad luck knock-back bit of trouble reversal of fortune bafflement whammy bitter pill guard ceasing partition groyne windbreak railings levee barrage circumvallation stall desisting remaining hesitation trellis barbed wire pickets groin stakes chains backstop terminating screen deterring posts cyclone net balustrade boards detainment anticipatory measure hold detention lull lag cessation retard gap interval intermission interlude head stand-off bind stay ado prorogation surcease break downtime filibuster waiting period tie-up time wasted showstopper time lag cooling-off period period of waiting holding pattern full stop Mexican standoff bank grade weir milldam boom gate dam millpond ban interdiction no-no deterrence forbiddance containment proscription ceiling regulation boycott disallowance self-command refrainment discretion continence reserve discipline self-control self-restraint preclusion don't obviation keeping back restraining keeping under control curtailment forbidding banning prohibiting outlawing restrainer demarcation interdicting veto proscribing enjoining bounds string wet blanket out of bounds off limits refusal thou-shalt-not preemption intimidation biting back elimination keeping in check holding in buttress bottling up avoidance forestallment anticipation averting forestalling precluding reverse censorship chill depressant cloud maximum interception prophylaxis deterence inhibitor rebuff harness anathema gloom pall cap stipulation disapproval threshold depression rule bound non-acceptance tapu proviso provision cold water concealment moderation rider strings requirement extent constrainment border perimeter constriction retardant disqualification religious convention sanction social convention law superstition contraction custody limits bondage rope order instruction deprivation pinions weight decrease manacles abridgment abridgement command reduction margin confine line fine print small difficulty containing deadening muffling restraining order tops line of demarcation cutoff point cut-off point upper limit choking back arrestment close cutoff discontinuation expiration closedown termination shutoff conclusion lapse cease offset shutdown staying stalling disallowing vetoing embargoing tabooing exclusion negation ruling out repudiation temperance making illegal

Noun

A large, single building subdivided into separate rooms, flats, or offices

Noun

A large quantity or allocation of things regarded as a unit
batch group bunch cluster lot array assemblage band collection constellation grouping section series set bank battery clump package parcel passel quantity suite bundle clot clutch huddle knot muster pack aggregation consignment crop boodle body crowd party gathering consort bevy throng crew bevvy flock troupe swarm assortment gang covey conglomeration gaggle mass congregation agglomeration aggregate combination raft selection pile number load stack heap jumble unit blob accumulation chunk nest pool amassment supply row line company host multitude variety troop assembly arrangement mob hoard association tangle horde stockpile volume army plethora mess circle ocean complete series line-up compendium accretion build-up reservoir side chain tier muddle legion rank confusion truss battalion mixture press herd amount diversity compilation shipment armful handful fistful succession sequence mound scad ream deck roll string store thicket tuft wad ring denomination shock tussock mat tuffet portion stock small group score conglomerate hodgepodge sea clutter drove library medley accrual cumulation reserve bale concretion pileup mine acquisition congeries cumulus kit lodgment fund lodgement caboodle agglomerate rick concentration pyramid cloud team club posse squad clique guild coterie order partnership confraternity fraternity fellowship lodge league federation union institution camp sorority society sisterhood brotherhood outfit platoon brigade patrol cadre contingent sodality detail affiliation detachment cohort alliance corps menagerie working party abundance wealth cache profusion stash inventory deposit mountain bulk range lump multiplicity ton plenty tonne slew sum oodles plenitude myriad pot boatload repertoire total spate reams scads loads bushel much gobs plentitude bucket lashings basketful truckload yard barrel repository shipload carload sight potful good deal buildup nest egg trove deal plateful lashins peck dozen hundred sheaf gob repertory storehouse hunk whole great deal arsenal backlog hill haul kitty budget lots source cargo treasure amassing portfolio harvest jillion totality treasury list million thousand trillion force fullness garner display treasure house composite all assembling stockpiling reaping depot bing miscellany measure mix collecting hoarding proportion wodge rickle hotchpotch storeroom sum total mixed bag surplus riches treasure-trove armory armoury drift mint depository large amount a lot great amount many expanse ensemble bag box acquiring crate carton pallet well intake parade litany sheet jumb gamut lineup whole lot amalgamation entirety integrality accumulating plurality majority push manifoldness fount the whole kit and caboodle the whole enchilada fall-back vein corpus hideaway piling roundup garnering provision deposition fold fountain lode heaping stream allocation holdings armamentarium mishmash potpourri pot-pourri fascicle growth treasure trove all kinds of quite a bit produce wares combo hodge-podge commodities merchandise choice masses appeal hat quantities shedload tons heaps piles swag cornucopia oceans articles pharmacopoeia goods pharmacopeia superabundance great number vast number tonnes endowment purse account catalog catalogue large quantity stunt rep bit routine stockroom schtick harvesting everything but the kitchen sink magnitude investment capital tontine savings panoply building up quota count tally extent size pataka greatness capacity amplitude warehouse hiding place plant shade supplies stake drop assets drop-off whip-round appreciable amount generous amount huge amount copious amount substantial amount vast amount sizeable amount excess ample amount decent amount great quantity power hidden treasure amalgam conjunction synthesis blend compound summation full alloy marriage hidden supply drop joint strongroom vault magazine storage safe whole schmear whole enchilada the works bunker tomb storage place lock-up museum container gallery receptacle godown archive whole shooting match whole ball of wax safety deposit safe deposit safe-deposit box

Noun

An association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations
alliance axis coalition confederacy confederation federation league syndicate union association bloc combination combine consortium faction group party sect body fraternity set side wing partnership ring guild affiliation organization society organisation entente clique circle coterie grouping club cooperative compact camp sodality gang conglomerate band fellowship caucus order consociation pool brotherhood congress outfit crew cartel cabal clan team bunch sorority mob splinter group corporation company trust concordat amalgamation network board merger council schism institution institute alignment connection conspiracy sisterhood hookup crowd unit division lobby contingent junta pack pact branch community Bund chamber unification anschluss cooperation collaboration communion offshoot college tribe linkup gild family liaison combo allied group tie-up strategic partnership conglomeration agreement treaty synergy chain operation agency political party movement camarilla fold establishment class electorate collection troop covenant relationship relation labour union sector section cluster formation congregation interest cause coven interest group gathering posse bond government bund lodge fusion conjunction labor union trade union workers' association contestant combatant rival klatch klatsch assemblage kinship batch troupe conference loop circuit house troops confraternity minority integration rat pack tie-in private club federacy amalgam mergence merging melding coadunation consolidation arm pressure group co-partnership concern knot conclave insiders cell machine intrigue design syndication copartnership minority group public-interest group fringe movement ginger group denomination school cult persuasion religion following church creed faith religious order religious group religious cult faith community schismatic church schismatic group schismatic religion heretical movement school of thought fraternization mutuality tie link fraternisation collusion concord interrelation membership unity attachment friendship accord harmony solidarity communication togetherness linkage affinity rapport concert teamwork participation interconnection unanimity camaraderie working together contact esprit de corps relations coordination dealings interface synergism cahoots understanding coopetition symbiosis teaming companionship mutual support interaction interchange combined effort interdependence partisanship concurrence vocation corps reciprocity coaction support correlation pulling together comradeship foundation team effort mutual effort joint effort joint action university academy conservatory closeness parallel centre interrelatedness correspondence coupling seminary nexus intercourse commerce sympathy cooperating concordance consorting networking coadjuvancy compromise organized labor center centre of learning seat of learning playing ball combined effect concerted effort doing business intimacy clubhouse bearing joining linking assistance acquaintance profession trade friendliness belonging chumminess marriage relatedness interactivity intercommunication interrelations interplay social organization interactiveness transaction business joint venture meshing hook-up fellow feeling reciprocal action communications department assembly ensemble unison chapter similarity conjugation banding together allegiance consonance joint chorus tune comparison application craft union trades union industrial union help indivisibility integrality enterprise firm world frat crème de la crème social club campus brotherliness ties sympathies acceptance deal arrangement bargain contract link-up cords logrolling set-up industry interrelationship connective lineup give and take give-and-take kotahitanga amity settlement accommodation protocol contractual cooperation monopoly squad empathy staff association loyalty inclusion cohesiveness conviviality comradery compatibility strategic relationship business arrangement professional association close association cordial relations congeniality warmth coherence palliness mateyness clubbiness accompaniment strategic alliance approval encounter group bevy crop bevvy support group group of people entente cordiale friendly relationship favour favor solidity continuity consistency adherence social contact social intercourse mutual affection mutually beneficial alliance mutually beneficial relationship mutually beneficial partnership close relation shared feeling mutual fondness mutual attachment equity alliance cross-holding encouragement approbation cohesion goodwill commendation partiality orphanage seminar hospital clinic sticking together oneness backing like-mindedness circuitry connexions reception wiring piecing together links transport bonding routing interlinking travel routes connections familiarity pairing affair terms juxtaposition involvement identification concomitance acquaintanceship frequenting mixing mixture blend yoking

Noun

An area or expanse of land
expanse area region space span spread stretch tract zone band domain field sector territory range sphere sweep part vicinity locality section neighborhood neighbourhood district patch locale precinct turf ward division quarter belt environs vicinage parish stomping ground neck of the woods realm place spot land community demesne surroundings suburb jungle ghetto confines parts neck province terrain corridor corner hood slum street constituency proximity zoo manor borough neck of woods country parcel dominion county state habitat portion surrounding area march plot environment enclosure city principality square township world footprint scene shire inner city clearing bailiwick arena scope walk open space purlieus matter tune backyard closeness adjacency propinquity contiguity nearness tillage nabe commune department seat geographical area administrative division electoral district location colony extent enclave position site kingdom nation estate point orbit locus compass setting fief venue ground jurisdiction breadth empire barony property reach radius station whereabouts canton situation protectorate holding amplitude extension dependency emplacement where purview side pocket post bounds width discipline surrounds latitude line circle element firmament business clime area of land specialty fiefdom home dimensions game possession front speciality tract of land expansion strip limits stamping ground homeland boundaries length circuit ambit bearings sphere of influence borders spectrum distance lands precincts commonwealth continent limit stomping grounds remit capacity lot margin plain municipality island town geography swathe duchy acreage settlement segment administrative district waste sheet mandate mainland administrative unit satellite main coverage placement soil satellite state republic local area address possie centre dominions homestead development branch milieu subject wing center haunt size proportions grounds joint subdivision orientation dimension sovereign state gamut immensity scale landmass wideness occupation magnitude fix universe dukedom landform geographical location soke leet reserve destination haven terra firma administrative area outskirts plat reservation weather emirate electorate pack layer suburbs way federal state partition allotment preserve scenery landscape reference temperature measure piece swath motherland fatherland concern suburbia pitch exclave sovereignty sovranty palatinate hole cluster cross section monarchy beat home park periphery hangout topography stead authority vastness mass climate riding register extensity X specific location capaciousness elbowroom spaciousness area of knowledge sea blanket carpet function fringes rank nation state depth political unit track village stratum class status medium abode natural home hamlet horizon room wilderness remoteness stage layout voting area home turf home ground surrounding district direction fullness complex source small area purlieu around ballpark barrio quartier large space uninterrupted space area of interest walk of life area of study mise en scene outpost outlook proportion extensiveness confine degree competence comprehensiveness bridge specialization activity topic longitude footing tributary bracket field of reference run terms of reference old town skid row isolated area vocation specialism theme metropolis pretty near calling metier forte métier accretion accumulation aggregate this neck of the woods avocation thing interest work study job pigeon racket specialisation pale piece of land housing estate business park area of activity concretion body capital line of work sphere of interest sphere of activity sphere of study megalopolis metropolitan area rural community small village boondocks small town dorp subcontinent

Noun

(geometry) A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve)

Noun

(digital communication) A state of being blocked from communicating

Noun

An act of seizing and attempting to stop or throw someone to the ground

Noun

An official or legal prohibition
ban prohibition embargo veto interdict interdiction proscription injunction stoppage suppression bar boycott censorship restriction disqualification taboo disallowance moratorium rahui don't limitation no-no refusal sanction restraining order court order official forbiddance off limits thou-shalt-not out of bounds check restraint blockage barrier hindrance impediment obstruction rejection prevention forbiddance order banning constraint barring prohibiting outlawing curb exclusion clampdown repudiation ruling out exclusion order vetoing censure knock-back dismissal repression forbidding preclusion crackdown proscribing blackball interdicting red light thumbs down shutdown squelching ruling summons elimination negation temperance inhibition making illegal stop legal ruling gagging order avoidance shunning embargoing disallowing enjoining tabooing stopping condemnation denunciation damning dooming attack declination criticism denigration denial turndown stamping out end nonconsent debarment debarring negative notice eradication crushing abolition exception disbarring ostracism keeping out omission nonadmission banishment crush stern measures strike getting tough severe measures relegation foreclosure coventry occlusion cut marginalization marginalisation lockout separation blockade discharge segregation ousting excommunication eviction missing out rein control bridle obstacle limit curtailment leaving out deterrent hold damper brake condition fetter circumscription stricture moderation retardant chains fetters straitjacket abridgment cramp instruction abridgement bondage deprivation pinions weight decrease deterrence string rope manacles ceiling determent command reduction wet blanket

Noun

Machine

Noun

A flat, rectangular piece of rock or stone used for paving or roofing

Noun

A wing of a prison containing cells for the inmates

Noun

Cigar box

Noun

A shot that is grabbed or batted away by an opposing player before it reaches the basket

Noun

A structure that complements or supplements something else
support foundation base column hold platform reinforcement substructure underpinning backing bracket buttress cornerstone fulcrum groundwork pillar foothold joist pole post rampart scaffold stanchion stave stilt substratum abutment arch back beam bearing bed bedding brace bulwark cantilever collar device flotation footing frame girder guide lining means medium mount mounting pedestal peg pier pilaster plinth prop rafter rest rib rod shore shoring spur stake stay stiffener sustentation timber trestle truss underprop upright gird strut batten bracer bolster sprag boom skid guy bar band arm sustainer mainstay staff lever strengthener splint shaft pile piling framework spar stand crosspiece stud leg crutch plank strip balk scaffolding stick crossbar scantling lath stringer lintel sill jamb reach axle vertical holder baulk transverse bail shelf rack two-by-four supporter horse sawhorse wire tether spike shroud trussing boat part underpropping roof beam joint point d'appui counterfort structure support system orthopedic device fixture pad flying buttress setting X-member K-member bandage tripod hook orthotic outrigger foot board seat pediment seating bottom basis ground structural section tie obelisk standard baluster pylon mast caryatid tower vault end bridge end jutting piece arch end end piece monolith newel telamon herm anchor crossmember stele peristyle backbone sile minaret colonnade monument cylinder totem linchpin purlin transom standby dependence reliance dependance centrepiece summer RSJ lynchpin bastion collar beam hammer beam tie beam upholder strength chief support spine centerpiece good right arm maintainer central component

Noun

A part of the trunk or a large branch of a tree that has fallen or been cut off

Noun

Withheld payment

Noun

A defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack
fortification bastion stronghold bulwark castle fort fortress redoubt barricade battlement blockhouse citadel defence defenses defences earthwork fastness keep parapet rampart stockade hold outwork palisade protection buttress defensive wall fieldwork fortalice ravelin barrier breastwork buffer defense embattlement entrenchment garrison outpost preparation presidio support wall building up tower embankment donjon fence barbican bartizan turret refuge alcazar circumvallation vallum burg blockade bunker camp security castellation station vallation escarpment bastille acropolis sanctuary partition buffet enclosure bar post railing obstruction roadblock obstacle hedge hurdle cordon stop blank wall crenellation shield retreat balustrade guard bailey mound hill ridge elevation dungeon top manor battlements bank berm chateau peel palace safeguard mainstay rock prop projection blocking object upholder protective wall seat fasthold safehold estate house tower of strength paling base encampment pillar column precipice cliff scarp scar barranca barranco crag bluff obelisk steeple casern barracks cantonment quarters slope spire command post billet belfry campanile skyscraper lookout minaret monolith pylon mast military post military base cloud buster high rise bell tower pale ditch boundary fencing limit trench moat rock face height rail overhang peak dam promontory headland face screen steep eminence trellis dyke krantz linn mountain hillside cuesta incline chainlink fencing tor pinnacle rocky height steep rock ledge banister rails aiguille channel watercourse conduit drain gutter guardrail bannister panel siding pole rest divider separator sheer drop boundary line facade curb surface restriction panelling levee side paneling limitation room divider retainer brink steep cliff cliff face escarp abyss cliffdrop façade hedgerow windbreak groyne railings chains backstop pickets posts cyclone net dike boards groin stakes barbed wire

Noun

A large single upright block of stone, especially one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument

Verb

To block or clog up a space or opening
close out plug clog stop choke obstruct close bung clot congest dam fill jam occlude pack stopper stuff barricade blockade clog up cut off dam up gum up gunge up shut off stop up bung up plug up block out close off seal block off impede block up hinder cork bar fill up check caulk stem halt guard curb close up restrict slow obturate restrain isolate hold back control shut in retard seal off seal up shut wall off cordon off contain staunch suppress secure silt up prevent stay stanch defend curtail enclose stopple lessen inhibit stall lock repress waterproof bolt stifle stonewall reduce arrest deter fortify hedge latch diminish fasten gag wall clutter up deny access decrease make airtight make watertight fence off confine fill in foul brake shut up overfill hamper cover line overcrowd crowd hold in cap glut leash tie burden entrammel overburden cumber resist attack hang on keep at bay hold the fort oppose withstand resist strengthen protect constrict fence in hedge out cloy screen bring to a standstill stunt die squeeze gibbet kill drown noose wring obscure throttle lock up get in the way of stymie stand in the way of stick plaster paste gum jam up intercept bridle hold off choke up cram brim heap charge load interfere with thwart shut out limit brick up smother ram jam-pack lade top bottle muzzle choke off stuff up cut out lock out hold the line ram in top off stick down bottle up cork up tape up bind up chain deadlock snib deadbolt anchor padlock sneck trammel fence make fast

Verb

To stop, prevent or interrupt something from progressing
bar stop check frustrate hinder prevent arrest deter foil hamper thwart curb halt inhibit intercept interdict limit restrict balk baulk impede obscure scotch stonewall circumvent fetter forestall interrupt stall stymie oppose head off pick off cut off hold up shut off shut out interfere with get in the way of put the brakes on stand in the way of hang up nip in the bud take out of play obstruct restrain hold back cramp prohibit trammel retard hamstring encumber preclude handicap shackle forbid delay hobble derail defeat debar baffle avert slow ban cripple put a stop to disallow handcuff obviate slow down constrain scupper manacle hog-tie ruin embarrass clog proscribe counter tie up cumber stave off counteract dash short-circuit nullify exclude crimp bridle quash veto put an end to ward off stifle rule out outlaw put the kibosh on spoil avoid suppress snooker beat fend off disrupt reject discomfit bork checkmate repress embargo get in the way stay do for catch put paid to disappoint enjoin put a brake on upset suspend smash negate neutralize hold off refuse deflect throw a spanner in the works of withhold neutralise nix forfend curtail shut down interfere crab blackball outwit tie throw a monkey wrench in the works of cramp one's style kill deny foul up detain throw out put off dismiss upset the applecart taboo nobble eliminate keep back squash overturn set back estop brake make illegal help freeze rebuff put the stopper on screw up anticipate put the mockers on divert close off still boycott put a spoke in someone's wheel defend against cancel bilk preempt annul smother sabotage give the thumbs down to confine stump shelve invalidate contravene repudiate criminalize louse up entangle end turn down pull up take down ward criminalise place an embargo on attack destroy pass on ostracize quell confront crush wreck challenge cross overrule impair root control contain pre-empt discontinue pause save ostracise remit inconvenience negative hold disqualify except draw up bind spurn cease rattle intermit fetch up disconcert turn aside give the slip faze close down turn off moderate mess up evade choke slow up take wind out of weigh down cut out revoke dam cool shoot down set aside say no to rein in put down sidestep skirt bottle up cork steer clear of give the red light to hold in throw a spanner in the works keep lid on seize grab confuse take blacklist repel terminate extinguish snafu incapacitate commandeer let interpose keep capture disable stultify straiten shatter tackle squelch undo stem traverse postpone bring up procrastinate sandbag bollix black incommode remove chain confound burden swallow discommode banish down take on bottleneck discourage regulate play off cook someone's goose throw decline parry disown muffle queer rule against be a hindrance to take away spike someone's guns make late queer someone's pitch bring to a standstill disclaim disavow censor disapprove disadvantage desist pass discountenance second-guess prorogue get out of put the lid on declare ineligible chill resist repulse reduce pass by circumnavigate pigeonhole freeze out protract cut short escape bypass dodge head off at pass recant declare illegal give the run around defer close out disacknowledge zing spike declare null and void bate bring to an end pass up fight back shake hold over juke ditch skip keep from happening count out get ahead of get in before sideline knock back choke back prolong put back box in tie down provide against steal a march on lock up keep in check hang fire choke off shake off drag your feet throw cold water on put on hold throw monkey wrench in play for time keep at bay stem the flow of keep in beat someone to the punch pour cold water on keep under control beat someone to it stand in the way cramp someone's style hold down saddle with put on back burner hold off on beat someone to the draw get rid of bring to screeching halt jam up forgo give a hard time bog down bite back switch off straitjacket dissuade from offset buck finish finish off vote down prevent from making progress overthrow dish keep waiting suffocate vitiate make an end of bring to a close leash debilitate reprieve spare free forbid to muzzle puzzle outvote scuttle circumscribe net enmesh ensnare chock deprive mystify retardate cause to wait cause to stay absolve snag constrict inc throw a curve overload nonplus declare taboo rein tie one's hands stave keep off entrap exempt dispense foreclose intervene crash unsettle dissuade flummox bury blank counterplot sidetrack fix scrub drop brace can subdue quit say no affect disturb hem in tether act in advance of prepare for be one step ahead of be early govern staunch put a stopper in be the end of put half nelson on put chill on sweep aside put a lock on gridlock influence tamper dead-end corner stopper charge oppress bother make difficult elude put the chill on discharge bit tie someone's hands tame make it impossible for make impossible make it impracticable for jam trouble conflict impose limits on set limits on reprobate put at a disadvantage stand fence knock off crool banjax decelerate slacken back off get round make unnecessary unfit disentitle take wind out of sails get the better of beat down cause setback put end to duck buffalo promote throw a spoke in the wheel of make impracticable put out of commission place at a disadvantage give disadvantage take out conquer overcome lick deselect put on brakes put an stop to reverse countermand keep a lid on pull in slacken pace throw a monkey wrench into not grant throw over give something a miss balk at give thumbs down to abjure illegalize curse shuffle off do away with halt in its tracks give the run-around run circles around run rings around throw a monkey wrench in the works dash one's hope damage clobber damp stand still come to a standstill stand off peter out not move ice out close up officially forbid undermine eighty-six disenable disfranchise paralyze paralyse weaken adjourn crack down on eradicate subvert break demolish stamp out dampen disadvise scare dispatch refrain from monopolize foresee predict forecast envision preoccupy project expect override exile lose speed let up slam on the brakes ease up keep out omit render null and void give the thumbs down ravage throttle strangle at birth contradict screen render useless cancel out table complicate devastate monopolise not make the cut gainsay mothball continue put over threaten mar obliterate strangle oust bounce disbar ignore expel conceal carry over respite abolish talk out of eject evict refute sink lay on the table take a rain check on put on the back burner put on ice waive reschedule extend lengthen put in cold storage lay over give rain check hold in abeyance waste time hide harm decimate submerge pass over not count drive out force out disregard put an embargo on lock out put out deny access to leave out discount send to Coventry refuse to admit miss out refuse admittance disclude occlude prevent from entering shut the door on leave out in the cold put a damper on silence act like a wet blanket annihilate abort gag shut out of monkey with pocket withhold from stay away from deny oneself make up for break the habit of withstand skip out on kick get around steer clear shrink from abstain renounce keep from eschew shirk shun desist from stay away forbear give up abstain from restrain from counterbalance do without shy from leave off forbear from rebut disprove overpower buy time filibuster break down break up backpedal explode retract disaffirm debunk contest discredit shush intrude on muck up expropriate snatch bottle internalize internalise controvert disconfirm dissent from declare untrue censure burn cut dissent cork up keep under wraps keep inside button up keep the lid on black out employ delaying tactics ambush disagree with take back confute appropriate interlope shortstop accost hijack waylay buttonhole refuse permission to thumbs down throw away begrudge enjoin from doubt sacrifice kick the can down the road disbelieve shoot full of holes not buy withsay take exception to call on shoot down in flames disagree turn thumbs down wrestle give thumbs down not go for pounce on clutch floor grapple nail grasp fell sack collar swoop down on cut in make off with contend with bring down knock down grapple with take hold of throw down put the freeze on have a go at face up to rugby-tackle bring to the ground skin take the wind out of your sails

Verb

To come, or cause to come, to a stop or end
halt stop end cease check discontinue quit finish terminate arrest conclude curb drop impede close obstruct interrupt break suspend frustrate can elapse stall bar lapse stay hamper determine pass expire go still die pause catch hobble stem belay freeze staunch hesitate falter waver immobilise immobilize balance dither scruple stagger teeter vacillate wabble wobble limp stumble whiffle break off leave off break up wind up cut off cut out desist from hold back knock off let up dead-end lay off hold up shut off put a stop to cut short give over pack in bring to an end wink out put an end to pack up draw up nip in the bud pull up come to an end bring to a stop come to a stop be over bring up call it a day bring to a standstill come to a halt close down fetch up pull the plug on put the kibosh on shilly-shally come to a standstill draw to a close hang back come to rest bring to standstill come to a close draw to a stand stand still wiggle-waggle stem the flow be abandoned be broken off be suspended blow the whistle on hold at bay put a cork in put a sock in renounce prevent close off withhold withdraw bring to a halt bring to end intervene shutdown crash render powerless destroy stifle cripple bring to naught put paid to put out of business wipe out put out of action bring someone to their knees give up desist abandon cancel axe ax scrub lay off of cut surcease refrain from abolish scrap abort kick call a halt to wrap up call it quits remove eliminate forgo complete dissolve adjourn call off scratch knock something on the head give the chop disconnect bring to a close extract extirpate sever ignore excise shelve take away take out do without relinquish dispense with annul close out round out pull the plug sew up round off rescind cry off wrap ultimate recess abstain from revoke not continue finish off wind down kill pack it in repeal give a rest disrupt run out extinguish bring to a conclusion prorogue prorogate bring to an untimely end interfere with cut into disturb say goodbye to break into stop doing lie by leave alone spell rest kick the habit quit cold cut it out get on the wagon avoid hang it up take the cure eschew forbear from kick over achieve leave succeed eradicate resect abate head off down tools stop work nullify die away fizzle out fade away peter out bring call knock it off call a halt recall stop midstream deadhead resolve turn your back on have done with divorce part with resign from withdraw from throw up eighty-six ditch retire from finish with dust off part from remit jilt break with shake shun sacrifice write off forsake forget about forfeit consummate get done end up sunder get shot of shut down dispose of crown settle get shut of put the lid on switch off top off delay intermit phase out snub carve isolate exsect exclude marginalize usurp overlook oust delete defer postpone snip out cut away get rid of do away with bag it separate interpose disunite disjoin blow off dissever part refrain abstain cut dead marginalise put off put back lay aside put in cold storage put on ice take a breather from put on a back burner cut in on butt in cut in barge in edge in break in intervene in

Verb

To defy or put up an opposition to
oppose resist defy withstand counter be against combat confront fight contradict take on bar check counterattack prevent attack contest cross dislike face be anti challenge disagree with dispute fight against hinder object to obstruct thwart battle buck contend with controvert disapprove of gainsay oppugn rebut repel stand up to be hostile to go against struggle against take argue argue against argue with assail assault bombard debate deny disagree disapprove dissent encounter expose gainstay neutralise neutralize protest quarrel with reverse take a stand against taunt withstay be in opposition to put up a fight against speak out against strive against face down frown at not countenance search out speak against take issue take issue with be in defiance of call in question run counter to set your face against stand up and be counted against take a stand turn the tables fly in the face of impede restrain frustrate stop inhibit halt stem curb eliminate end tackle war resolve battle against cope with reluct bring to an end to put an end to make a stand against counteract stonewall refuse countervail baulk at lock horns with rebel against dissent with take up arms against dig in your heels refuse to accept kick against contend contravene negate question face off meet impugn brave refute vie disobey rival reject flout compete call into question repudiate disaffirm dare protest against disregard disprove query engage clash lock horns traverse outface brazen accost wrangle break spurn meet head-on beard violate confute repulse cross swords breast outbrave impeach object race quarrel come up against infringe duel doubt go up against negative disconfirm ignore decline disaccord match stave off ward off squabble grapple rebel wrestle differ grapple with face up to scramble for jockey for position take exception to balk breach transgress rebuff struggle fend off disavow stand litigate baulk traduce affront strive infract altercate overstep refuse to obey tangle fight off skirmish feud dissent from scorn front push square up to complain about criticize discord set at naught cope pit compete with compete against hold off hold out against play push back deal with play off be at odds with call one's bluff make my day wage war stand up against beat off put down come face to face with quibble over go for cancel out go for broke fly in face of knock beat endure bear confound discredit tolerate debunk sustain criticise row call out blast suffer battle with clash with denounce be at loggerheads be at odds fail to agree be at variance be in dispute cancel skirmish with cut slight do battle with disclaim tussle stick wage war on provoke bicker strike demur disown zap invalidate address scuffle dismiss waylay conflict antagonize antagonise cock a snook at fracture offend quibble make a nonsense of pettifog nonconcur abjure jostle bandy scrap spat take aside threaten emulate turn down disallow agitate against spar call in jockey tangle with discept venture put up with undermine meet head on work against mock face with meet eyeball-to-eyeball go one-on-one tell off shoot for jump on face off against keep at bay outdare insult interfere with encroach trespass shoot down put up an argument brush off demur against go for jugular go for it neglect prove false argue about hang tough have bone to pick fail to observe wonder about vie with demur about stick fast hold back dig your heels in mix it up with cast doubt upon pay no heed to throw doubt on shoot full of holes go for the gold go head to head prove to be false blow out of the water be at variance with square up fail to comply with shoot down in flames show to be false go after keep at arm's length set against square off mess with put up a fight go for the jugular take up arms grumble about rage against fault unseat grouse about beef about gripe about censure condemn campaign against scrimmage nullify offset throw down the gauntlet at find fault with contend against enquire be in contention come to blows annul mess oppose action explode do battle withsay withspeak collide with spare no effort test inquire investigate interrogate betray falsify sweat be rivals match yourself against counterbalance cavil at find lacking engage with smear slam zing trash tar jar thumbs down say the opposite of differ from diverge from remonstrate backstab drive a coach and horses through knock the bottom out of deceive belie give the lie to struggle with get into conflict with be at each other's throats fall out go at it bump heads take exception be in opposition argy-bargy handle have a dispute set as rivals come into conflict put in opposition become involved be a dissenter from throw down come to blows with feud with rally against hold at bay be opposed be an adversary of contemn urge bully muster courage step over the line laugh at throw down gauntlet knock chip off shoulder run the gauntlet cross swords with exclude transgress against interpose intrude conflict with offend against interfere carp at pick holes in experience deride gibe ridicule despise discuss not see eye to eye court eyeball countenance risk swallow stomach content against go one on one with be opposed to go toe to toe with come into conflict with go eyeball to eyeball with be pitted against double-cross brook allow abide think wrong run down come down on swipe at skin alive cut to shreds throw the book at pin on cast aspersions upon stick it to thumb nose at snub call someone's bluff two-time make a stand be drawn against take the bull by the horns brace for submit to be confronted by bit the bullet play against go up against in contest joust try to beat collide bid attempt match strength pitch oneself against seek prize pit oneself against essay try in the hunt match wits fence run for participate in tilt meddle trample on hurl defiance at sin treat with contempt commit a breach of encroach upon not comply with err outrage contaminate sacrilege take no notice of tamper with tug join battle run have a problem with not support frown on not believe in shake one's head diverge vie against stab in the back come out against disdain cold-shoulder fight with take wind out of sails sell out stickle renounce kick over the traces set upon launch begin battle with shy divide vary put yourself forward have at give your all shoot at knock oneself out make play for push for give all one's got nominate yourself refuse to accept the authority of discourage stiff-arm wrest with scrap with wage war against snout mount an attack on enter into combat with fall on express disagreement decline to support break with say nothing doing express disagreement with withhold assent express objection not ratify fail to agree with say not a chance say no way refuse to support not hear of give someone the brush-off give someone the go-by give the brush knock back keep at a distance chide pass up rebuke put off freeze out send away cut dead look right through someone tell someone where to get off put in one's place reprove lash out at give the cold shoulder suspect conceal contain reply fight back repress control bottle up defend yourself retaliate suppress defend riposte come to close quarters with parry mistrust distrust give battle to join battle with dig deep dig deeper misdoubt disbelieve stand up for examine moot force back drive away beat back drive back foil answer canvass approach give it your all mutiny revolutionize desert misbehave revolutionise riot recalcitrate revolt insurrect revolution shirk evade crush canvas detain have reservations about entertain doubts about squelch quash turn away deter kick thrust back cool stand off turn back haggle palter brawl nobble collar set aside refuse to comply not listen not heed break rules rise in arms go counter to take law into own hands not mind be remiss break the rules pay no attention to run riot raise doubts about harbour suspicions about express reservations about harbour reservations about puzzle over cast doubt on feel uneasy about pit against have hesitations about raise objections to express suspicions about cast aspersions on have suspicions about put to flight see off drive off send packing contend over tear down prove wrong weather knock down force off chase away cast aside keep off keep away have words set to rip into each other be at sixes and sevens lay into let someone have it contradict each other pick a bone dissent against quibble about put up argument differ with show up hammer away at give cold shoulder to brazen out survive blow sky high declare to be untrue prove to be wrong show to be wrong have an argument about pick an argument with argue the pros and cons of bandy words concerning give thumbs down to brace live through ride out bear up against stand firm against prevail against stand fast take it hold your ground hang on hold out win out stand your ground go the distance against hold the line against sit and take it put up struggle persevere in the face of not give up hold one's ground against remain firm stand firm stand one's ground against