Synonym of screen

Alternative for screen

screens, screened, screening

Synonym: analyze, check, cloak, cover, filter, hide, inspect, protect, refine, safeguard, separate, shade, shelter, sift, sort, strain, veil,

Noun

Something that serves to protect
armour armor defence defense shield buffer guard protection safeguard security ward cover wall aegis buckler ammunition egis shelter safety cushion refuge bulwark fender sanctuary safeguarding bumper shade barrier pad frame fortification shielding guarding haven insurance armament fireguard fire screen hedge protector immunity asylum fence safety device shock absorber fastness cushioning cocoon preservation preventive hiding place rampart conservation salvation safekeeping surety stronghold weapon mail resistance safeness apron mask indemnity provision deterrent deterrence fail-safe concealment retreat safe keeping safety net harbour harbor harborage preventative shadow bastion barricade invulnerability protective device curb wing splashboard mudguard support protecting strength safety guard lee a roof guardianship absorber insurance cover reassurance stability assurance self-defense precaution seclusion privacy secrecy weaponry warfare munitions hiding housing palladium caution prophylactic wheel arch citadel arms sun visor fallback convoy escort safety measure safe harbor plate breastplate panoply reinforcement upholding upkeep saving preventive measure safety valve safety plug protective umbrella sheet anchor chain mail flak jacket armor plate suit of armor coat of mail suit of armour protective clothing bulletproof vest body armor body armour hideaway oasis hideout den sanctum foxhole zoar querencia port covert resort church convent hole safe haven ivory tower bolt-hole port in a storm safe house hole-up care maintenance guarantee indemnification supporter defender buttress earthwork mainstay prop coverage warranty embankment keeping freedom breastwork parapet precautions battlement continuation continuance custody preparation unassailability escape retainment inviolability backing solace defences fort warrant surveillance impregnability peace redemption comfort relief stockade keep palisade preserving conserving defenses safety measures secret place outwork perpetuation sustentation defensive wall preserval bartizan mound bank hidey-hole resilience welfare insurance policy trust compensation payment safeguards endorsement hermitage cloister exception untouchability impenetrability imperviousness reimbursement charge supervision custodianship well-being barbican backstop allowance guards measures tutelage certainty freedom from danger hill vallation ridge circumvallation vallum elevation public safety life assurance life insurance financial protection midst buildup disarmament ordnance hardware deployment rearmament mobilization arming dike dam head castellation battlements preserve evaporation storage tanning refrigeration heart prolongation continuity sustainment good hands sustaining something to fall back on care and feeding material gun heat centre partition protective wall buffet sustention circle core keeping going keeping alive keeping up carrying on carrying-on place of safety pledge embrace center bosom levee breakwater mobilisation collateral redoubt castle fortress pawn bond underwriting gage hostage blockhouse earnest guaranty bail hold ravelin fieldwork fortalice covenant gauge contract embattlement presidio outpost block entrenchment garrison building up

Noun

Something serving to hide or disguise something (else)
mask cover front mantle shroud veil camouflage disguise veneer hood façade layer pretence pretense pretext smokescreen concealment envelope facade wraps cover-up cloak masquerade guise covering blind smoke screen curtain pall blanket semblance false front show coverture penumbra cope deception dissimulation robe cloud put-on canopy shade red herring shield sheet charade act pose airs playacting face smoke and mirrors feint overlay fig leaf wall of smoke shadow masking air appearance faking illusion cloud of smoke make-believe ruse scheme trick subterfuge costume beard simulation affectation wrap pretension color colour pretentiousness counterfeit trickery dress pageant window-dressing diversion decoy shawl false colors film closeting disguising blur gloom pallium smoke-screen mist haze darkness posture column cloth wall excuse light role demeanor demeanour false display false show false colours put-up job impersonation imposture mummery bluff coverup stratagem device maneuver contrivance ploy manoeuvre move personation revel deceit machination artifice expedient dodge wile play-acting sham window dressing display exterior look gloss image fakery impression misrepresentation outward appearance fake disguisement posturing simulacrum fabrication public image mien suppression aspect whitewash feigning falsification false appearance showing coloring falsehood hiding imitation colouring hoax con likeness profession misstatement hypocrisy form expression bearing attitude invention false face dissembling posing carriage figure insincerity stall double-dealing secretion schtick shamming performance hushing up keeping hidden covering up name keeping secret seeming false pretense dumb act surface lie exaggeration manner visage countenance farce pantomime parody snivel character presentation shell outside manifestation outward display mockery travesty suggestion claim effect attractive appearance shape mode assumption demand declaration ambition ambitiousness aspiration title allegation maintenance personality identity part mimicry mannerism shuffling routine stunt ostentation gag evasion acting stance portrayal attitudinizing dissemblance outward show positure stand self chaser hamming phoney phony dissimilation approximation outward personage person a put-on phoniness resemblance sweet talk soft soap a put-up job shuck and jive external appearance outward form persona public face assumed role fakeness frontage similitude alikeness mood similarity affinity aura feel feeling fantasy caching stashing mere façade burial veil of secrecy -gate hush-up placing under wraps seal of secrecy duplicity imagination daydreaming dream pretending unreality dishonesty misprision guile dreaming romancing fancy hide-out obscuration occultation obliteration lying self-deception delusion hiding place cunning dupery piousness deceptiveness bluffing crookery cant foxiness wiliness craftiness cozenage concealing counterfeiting cunningness craft crookedness cheating fraud guilefulness deceitfulness shrouding veiling codology kidology story role-playing fairy tale game vizard visor domino stocking mask

Noun

A large sieve or riddle, especially one for sorting substances such as grain or coal into different sizes

Noun

(basketball) A tactic in which a player blocks a defender from reaching a teammate

Noun

The state of being insulated
insulation isolation segregation sequestration protection defence defense separation shelter aloneness cushion privacy safeguarding secludedness seclusion separateness shield shielding solitariness solitude closeting detachment exclusion quarantine safe keeping setting apart withdrawal retirement loneliness privateness reclusiveness reclusion remoteness retreat concealment desolation peace and quiet lonesomeness hiding confinement peace loneness seclusiveness aloofness self-sufficiency partitioning silence singleness disconnection purdah keeping apart insularity peacefulness quietness beleaguerment secrecy quiet freedom from interference lack of interruption lack of disturbance inaccessibility friendlessness exile waste wilderness wasteland desert emptiness monkhood apartheid confidentiality clandestineness blockade penetralia space discretion division partition discrimination dissociation ghettoization disunion sorting out exlusion ivory tower an ivory tower time alone one's space splitting up distinctiveness individuality uniqueness character distinction originality particularity peculiarity singularity selfhood individualism difference identity oneness discreteness oddity dissimilarity humor idiosyncrasy temper ipseity air singularness humour eccentricity disposition temperament makeup disconnectedness manner independence selfdom habit seity unlikeness selfness rarity unity nature complexion way sanctuary obscurity Quran retreat prayer retreat meditation retreat bible retreat cordon sanitaire detention solitary confinement lazaretto spiritual retreat lack of company respite liberty latitude freedom breather relief repose forlornness unpopularity abandonment forsakenness rejection dreariness time out breathing space breathing room desertedness sadness unhappiness despondency heartache alienation lack of friends lack of companions

Noun

Any of the discourses of Demosthenes against Philip II of Macedon, defending the liberty of Athens
philippic diatribe harangue tirade broadside polemic attack brickbat brickbats condemnation criticism decrying denunciation flak invective railing rant reviling abuse admonishment admonition battering berating censure fulmination lecture obloquy rebuke reprimand vituperation castigation denouncement jeremiad reproof reproval stricture tongue-lashing verbal onslaught vilification bashing blast discourse exchange insult knocking reproach slating upbraiding stream of abuse screed revilement dispute sermon scolding outburst scurrility billingsgate vitriol complaint malediction anger ranting assault onslaught panning objection argument sideswipe rocket earful wigging oration caning verbal attack disparagement carpeting rollicking bollocking vociferation roasting contumely telling-off dressing-down warning recrimination ticking off execration blame rap over the knuckles lamentation moan lament keen groan swipe wail plaint slamming debate controversy disputation protest arraignment excoriation address speech remonstrance reprobation homily declamation exhortation curse discharge intimidation chastisement talking-to peroration talk rap counsel advice spiel caution serve blowing-up chiding rating swearing curses expletives insults ticking-off hassle spouting telling off slap on the wrist pep talk dressing down talking to philippics swear words bad language reading out chewing out accusation foul language blasphemy sarcasm counterblast epithet persecution malevolence slagging jibe confrontation libel traducement slander pugnacity denigration defilement rhetoric bluster offense indignity combativeness derision bombast fanfaronade calumniation insolence disagreement belligerence disapproval impugnment slur fustian raving rage yelling rhapsody histrionics offence aspersions calumny defamation bad press character assassination verbal assault bad-mouthing opprobrium verbal abuse mud-slinging stick scurrilousness objurgation animadversion rudeness slurs aspersion slagging off derogation verbal slight lambasting scorn contempt detraction backbiting name-calling offensiveness put down impertinence discourtesy venom cattiness abusiveness barb affront humiliation dig malice spitefulness spite outrage cut slap diss scandal rubbishing dis cursing gird dart abusive language disfavour poke name smearing taunt disrespect disfavor personality slam knock signifying depreciation backhanded compliment black eye derisiveness coarse language smear discredit obscenity deprecation slanderousness indecency mouthful mudslinging odium disdain malapertness arrogance remark coarseness hit infamousness grossness scandalmongering slights fault-finding maligning disapprobation indignities jibes dirty dig ribaldry vulgarity rebukes slanging slandering evil-speaking gossip malicious talk muckraking fulminations gibe verbals quinine knifing hosing scoffing put-downs stigmatization implication commination comeback coarse words foul talk rough language abusive talk spiteful talk backstabbing belittlement lie tale infighting badmouthing viciousness taunting gibing wisecrack inculpation incrimination indictment mauling savaging lampooning raillery burlesque banter trash talk kicking around pushing around mocking remark reprehension riot act charge stigmatisation upbraidment damning a slanging match unkind remarks hateful talk profane language snub mockery injury shame ignominy impudence incivility superciliousness sledge unpleasantry flame pejorative disdainfulness despite slap in the face kick in the teeth abusive remark cheap shot

Noun

Football pass toward opponent's goal

Noun

A barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to prevent or control access or escape
fence barrier wall barricade hedge paling bar defence hedgerow rail railing stockade enclosure guard hurdle palisade rampart groin groyne partition railings shield windbreak circumvallation protection backstop balustrade block boards boundary chains cyclone defense dike net pickets posts roadblock stakes stop trellis barbed wire obstacle bulwark fortification obstruction parapet fencing panel embankment blockade impediment bastion breastwork barbican earthwork blank wall stronghold fort escarpment bartizan jump banister outwork vallum battlement divider cordon hindrance check guardrail bannister separator support restriction limitation room divider gate security blocking object mound hill defensive wall vallation ridge elevation stretch precipice handle cliff scarp scar barranca barranco crag bluff division separation border perimeter barbwire spiky wire chainlink fencing crenellation slope handrail shaft pale ditch dividing wall rails limit castellation trench moat embattlement tower siding pole post rest dam ring-fence dyke boundary line facade curb bank surface panelling levee side paneling retainer façade deterrent fetter trammel restraint handicap manacle encumbrance hitch inhibition let drag clog crimp cramp holdback interference balk snag blockage shackles chain embarrassment road block baulk stumbling block traverse barrage breakwater jetty causeway weir head mole sea wall curtain encirclement projection fireproofing sluice sea cliff purdah wedge sentry post blind shelter firewall banisters baluster balusters drain channel watercourse conduit gutter redoubt berm buttress stoppage shutter arras bannisters windshield citadel buffet buffer fortress infarct embolus closure infarction beleaguerment grade milldam boom millpond investment besiegement leaguer septum windscreen line of defense defenses verge pier siege defences wharf spur seawall harbor wall offshore barrier

Noun

A device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain

Noun

The way that someone or something looks
appearance look aspect mien air figure looks demeanor exterior form bearing cast character face image presence presentation regard carriage characteristic condition countenance demeanour dress expression garb manner mannerism mode attitude fashion feature outline outside pose shape stamp outward form outer shell outward aspect impression semblance features visage aura guise feeling tone style profile mug atmosphere quality arrangement mood ambience disposition configuration physiognomy deportment design feel vibe ambiance temper flavour flavor front cut property conformation facial expression layout vibrations comportment note smell pattern phiz lineaments effect mould makeup mold affectation organization contortion formation dial clock climate structure kisser phizog address silhouette puss contour odor odour make-up aroma composition format pan coupon mush bake constellation ordonnance getup constitution lines contours complexion spirit organisation make tenor manifestation embodiment outward appearance boat race nature description stance personality ring facade behavior behaviour type construction energy state façade halo temperament plan conduct karma nimbus patina veneer scheme undertone setup setout identity overtone order set line characteristics kind emanation geometry model colour color sense sort display likeness spectre specter spectacle portrait packaging exposition incarnation posture ease dignity geography environment act port ordering alignment sorting ranging grouping marshalling array positioning size physical characteristics physical appearance element undercurrent subcurrent seeming delineation metamorphosis person's presence vista perspective set-up conception concept cut of one's jib dignified demeanour dignified air dignified bearing marshaling Gestalt suggestion lineation tracing lineament demarcation figuration formula system dimensions ch'i chi ki slant light angle scent vibes colouring force attribute trait piece phase part looks alone face value first impressions the exterior background glow facial features interpretation coloring way of being public image facial characteristics distinctive features distinguishing characteristics shell skin finish surface covering coating health mask gills potato map biscuit fitness individuality essentials skeleton articulation externals persona attributes fettle traits essence psychology ethos mentality psyche trim poker face bent calibre kilter external surface cover rind polish superficies external exteriority superstratum outer surface particularity qualities fingerprint peculiarity grain hallmark nick vein colors mettle distinctiveness caliber uniqueness essential quality properties outside surface specialty complex badge clay humour key marked traits crasis colours frame individualism mystique mark humor turn of mind sum and substance frame of mind selfhood kidney streak estimation affection self-identity speciality singularity keeping status estate build physical shape state of health repair physical fitness

Verb

To shut off from view
cover shield conceal hide mask disguise veil cloak shade shelter camouflage shroud blanket curtain enshroud obscure occult shutter suppress adumbrate belie blind bury cache envelop seclude shadow stash close ensconce gird hem obstruct separate sheathe umbrage block out blot out cover up paper over shut off wall off shut out shut in secrete cloud eclipse mantle wrap befog surround dissemble overlay swathe dress up withhold enfold harbor whitewash muffle dim overshadow becloud darken obfuscate harbour stonewall plant guard block enwrap cocoon enclose blank out drape fog overspread bedim overcast overcloud haze dislimn blur mist blear blacken keep hidden squirrel put up a front keep out of sight hush up cast a shadow over keep secret encompass canopy embrace clothe encase coat obliterate embosom embower inclose circumfuse involve bower invest enswathe lap bosom beard block off dissimulate protect obnubilate engulf stifle stow masquerade submerge veneer inumbrate varnish ditch hold back put out of sight draw a veil over stash away block off the light to keep dark fuzz up stow away isolate front deny repress erase censor forget tuck something away encircle swaddle smuggle smother extinguish carpet pall throw on makeup wipe out crown top overlie cap tuck away wrap up sink embed immerse wrap around pave put in a hole gray overhang grey roll contain girdle superimpose coop fence hole up cast a shadow on envelop in shadow sequester cup tuck put out of the way board up bush up extend over do on the sly stop something being overheard cast a shadow finesse launder secure shut out the light from palliate keep under wraps hide away hide out shut out the light squirrel away hinder benight bemist pettifog murk barricade varnish over gloss over make up blockade make inconspicuous bar store put up a smokescreen keep under your hat minimize misrepresent falsify downplay close off maintain duck put away save accumulate put in the hole collect reserve park feign sugarcoat airbrush extenuate bluff simulate affect minimise sham fake put up a smoke screen put on a false front put on an act de-emphasize keep quiet about keep a lid on sweep something under the rug put on a front sweep something under the carpet be dishonest about soft-pedal fold wind bundle up hug clasp squeeze clutch bandage cuddle bind cradle overwhelm crush press flood consume bundle entwine package grasp enclasp inundate swamp furl envelope overrun absorb infold sheath hold strain adorn roll up bear hug lock hold tight hold close deluge pad wreathe submerse plaster clad box smear twist circle turn whelm encrust daub bedaub sheet muffle up clinch pack swallow up cling enbosom seize snow under take in one's arms cling to bedeck lace cosset truss confine imbricate shingle captivate twine suck decorate house grab cinch line inwrap cake don grip shower heap encapsulate gift-wrap wedge fondle let fall in folds heatproof soundproof lag grapple trap besmear grab tightly cushion wash over gather take hold in one's arms fold in your arms giftwrap throttle insulate gloom lour curl coil spread over spread around parcel sweep twirl cloud over grow dim become cloudy become gloomy become overcast be overcast be overshadowed make shockproof spread thickly over laminate whirl face surface inlay flow across surge over tie case swivel spin round overlap plate ornament glaze curl up fold up wind up wheel press someone to one's bosom follow closely welcome receive be near to nestle coll follow the course of hold someone close keep close accoll lie close love fold in arms hold onto enfold someone in one's arms clasp someone to one's bosom take in your arms stay near wash suffuse spread parcel up tie up pack up put over drown plunge overcome gulf overflow overtake flood out engross wash out imbibe

Verb

To keep protected from something potentially dangerous
defend guard protect bulwark safeguard secure shield cover fend ward fence forfend keep shelter preserve save keep safe look after conserve keep from harm watch over harbour take care of harbor care for insulate cushion house uphold fortify maintain watch support afford protection to give sanctuary shade inoculate hedge assure wrap stand up for ride shotgun foster ward off cover up give refuge prevent avert tend insure mind police patrol conceal haven garrison ensure enclose provide protection for cover all bases stick up for go to bat for stand guard over prohibit isolate cloister justify sustain cocoon make invulnerable man occupy chaperon surround hide champion sentinel immunise mount guard on escort stand guard on cover up for immunize cover for provide safety oversee stand guard save from harm take under wing overlook picket shotgun chamber stonewall roof take someone under your wing be responsible for guide attend to preside over persevere with have charge of minister to rule be in charge of give shelter give cover keep guard on tuck take under one's wing keep a lookout over swathe cup enfold crown dress invest cap paper over reinforce hood overcast canopy clothe superimpose superpose put something on top of place under cover place something over oppose resist barricade withstand hold stave off fend off beat off guard against provide sanctuary take in repel danger be the defender of hold at bay retain cherish nurse nurture salvage rescue nourish have cultivate provide for cling to brood over halt stop reclaim arrest retrieve supply with troops prolong perpetuate intercept foil thwart steward fight for keep up keep intact bear entertain keep alive hold on to feed supply relieve devise think of digest display keep in one's mind assimilate evince think about feel express consider imagine develop know demonstrate show embrace manifest be attentive of provide nourishment for be in command of take charge of attend to the requirements of provide board for keep one going keep one alive pay attention to exercise control over keep an eye on

Verb

To check on or investigate (someone or something)
vet assess check evaluate examine investigate test scan scrutinise scrutinize gage gauge inspect diagnose grade check out check up on appraise study trial analyse explore assay research probe analyze look into try out give a tryout put to the test verify try experimentalize try on carry out trials on put through its paces try on for size experiment with make a trial run shake down give the once-over review prospect look over observe weigh up substantiate sample delve into inquire validate confirm demonstrate pilot dig into search into enquire look at put something through its paces prove out match up stack up subject to an examination put someone through their paces frisk prove quiz question weigh put something to the proof run something up the flagpole see how it flies put something to the test see how wind blows send up a balloon run idea by someone run it up a flagpole consider experiment redact censor put to trial go over field-test conduct experiments fool with play around with do tests on conduct research test drive futz around turn over road-test practice with carry out tests carry out trials mess around search give the once over give something the once-over size up pass under review give something a once-over audition survey view case recce peruse reconnoiter scrutinate canvass overlook con scope read oversee eye parse undersee sweep winnow reconnoitre check over pore over sift through look at carefully look see take stock of audit dissect go into sift go through enquire into eyeball scout inquire into delve ponder dig suss out scope out work over chew over contemplate feel mull over sound out go over with a fine-tooth comb look check up judge monitor take a look at watch excogitate poke think about follow up give something a going-over spy check into conduct an investigation into brood over dive into query interrogate nose around seek estimate hunt look-see conduct an enquiry into pry pry into probe into poke around stake out think through regard try to get to the bottom of make a survey of taste brainstorm enquire about anatomize penetrate deconstruct inquisite value cut make enquiries about balance deliberate cogitate meditate criticize make inquiry break down valuate peg scour feel out root size criticise scout out recon find out handle perpend listen in search for sort out run down cross-examine inquire about think over grabble examine closely tackle make a recce of put under a microscope think out discuss understand treat sound fumble report fish ask catechize supervise divide separate scrabble compare superintend resolve bug tap interpret candle pierce rate sip kick around behold clock touch pursue plumb palpate see nibble run through skirr triangulate find out about nitpick take stock measure perceive report on ask questions about rummage savor savour patrol give something a look-see figure take a dekko at test the waters partake read into deliberate on spy out fossick fan flounder finger read up on pick apart do research into put questions to ask questions of be all ears make inquiries about make a reconnaissance of have a look at make enquiries into see how the land lies partake of sift the evidence concerning search the evidence concerning look upon manipulate make an observation of reflect on conduct an inquiry into look around take apart run over case the joint grope feel blindly take a shufti round make inquiries into eye up look for find out the lie of the land cast about reread edit ask about double-check wiretap muckrake underseek check something out snoop make enquiries discern adjudicate contextualize contextualise identify conduct an enquiry establish sit in examine carefully stare perlustrate comb smoke dissolve mind learn plunge cram coach tutor plug think refresh grind esteem determine certify note ascertain quarter spot-check rake spy on burrow into conduct investigations into critique run one's hands over open up tell burn up look through think of look on fathom comprehend unravel correct count ensure turn ruminate revolve debate memorise memorize notice leave no stone unturned unpack experience mine pan dowse drill attempt essay endeavor strive prod interview look out keep an eye out carry out an inquest into forage grasp pull an all-nighter elucubrate read up polish up learn the ropes burn the midnight oil apply oneself bury oneself in hit the books bone up crack the books burn midnight oil get the lie of the land seek an answer lay bare subject to an inspection look round solicit test out body-search pick at wrestle with conduct research into entertain put out a feeler graph plot summarise chart summarize get a load of take the measure of kick the tires decompose decompound know cast one's eye over go after make sure of keep account look closely keep under surveillance keep tabs apprise undertake endeavour give opinion follow keep an eye on give the eagle eye set guesstimate price find fault pick holes canvas gaze at stroke comment upon give an opinion pass judgment on meddle eavesdrop peep search out fish out stag discourse on have a taste of dip into dig down search high and low turn inside out turn upside down do research conduct a survey of get a bird's-eye view of stare at map out calculate deem figure out sum up have one's number set at figure in take account of adjudge estimate the value of carry out a valuation of ballot lucubrate ferret remove give something a whirl get to the bottom of poll give a go feel around take soundings relish give it a go try something on for size put to the proof ferret around pat down ferret about body search regulate take a shot at take a stab at sense scent smell reconsider sort get rid of sort through pick over cast around cast round root around rummage around rootle around rummage about roust around root about rummage round reexamine caress overhaul debug bite lick enjoy chew spot re-examine try the flavor of get a hint of sup get a taste of track down have a look-see run reconnaissance take in look out for set eyes on strip down fondle scout around give something a check-up brush rustle up graze make a reconnaissance chase up get back to make sure

Verb

To shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.
seclude isolate separate sequester segregate insulate confine quarantine withdraw cloister closet remove hide retire blockade conceal cover evict ostracise ostracize boycott embargo enclose immure cut off keep apart shut off keep away pull out split off sequestrate protect shield cushion cocoon shelter defend save safeguard keep safe exclude detach treat tape inlay island fill coat keep from harm line wad close off set apart wrap up in cotton wool shut away divorce disconnect sever cordon off block off divide part split up shut up dissociate seal off break up rope off alienate distance disengage fence off sunder partition off screen off curtain off maroon restrict cordon strand barricade close imprison hold captive incarcerate bar rope retreat lock up mark withdraw from the world divide off split section off end things partition select sort out ghettoize choose free decouple disaffiliate disassociate avoid seclude oneself enisle secrete isolate oneself single out discriminate against ghettoise break off stand between come apart disband group sort go your separate ways part company undo go separate ways closet oneself shut oneself away withdraw oneself cut oneself off set oneself apart remove oneself segregate oneself hide oneself away shut oneself off sunder out set aside separate out break from walk away break away keep at arm's length break with withdraw from place far off move away put at a distance draw back set off disunite estrange abstract keep out tape off keep in solitude form a ring around put a cordon sanitaire around

Verb

Take out residue
sift examine investigate probe scrutinise scrutinize explore analyse inspect sieve dissect ferret in go through look through research rummage through search through assess delve into ferret about in go into pore over review root about in root around in turn over analyze clean colander comb drain enquire into evaluate fathom ferret around in grade enquire inquire pan poke around in prospect search select separate size sort conduct investigations into fossick through work over conduct an enquiry into dig into look into rootle around in roust around in sort through put through a sieve go through with a fine-tooth comb scour sweep rake ransack hunt through rummage look around in rifle dredge troll rummage in dig in fossick scrabble about in rummage around in forage forage through scrabble around in rummage about in sift through grub grub about in beat finecomb hunt poke about in delve in turn upside down dig through fish about in rifle through rummage round in fish around in grub around in turn inside out beat the bushes go over search high heaven leave no stone unturned in leave no stone unturned go through with fine-tooth comb look high and low study survey dig check out audit scan delve look over consider vet check inquire into go over with a fine-tooth comb query look seek scout case reconnoitre reconnoiter check over check up on question appraise eyeball scrutinate canvass interrogate search into recce check into look-see conduct an investigation into take stock of check up feel out give something the once-over subject to an examination peruse view test follow up burrow inquisite root make enquiries about skirr make inquiry weigh up suss out pry into probe into sound out scope out run down size up cross-examine chew over inquire about poke around look at carefully look at stake out nose around give the once over try to get to the bottom of ask oversee overlook con weigh pierce penetrate enquire about pry excavate brainstorm pursue quiz catechize verify bug tap poke spy frisk mine find out about ask questions about tunnel turn shovel excogitate read into deliberate on listen in search for look around mull over brood over read up on dive into sift the evidence concerning do research into put questions to ask questions of put to the test be all ears find out gouge out scoop out test the waters ferret out dig down search the evidence concerning make inquiries about conduct an inquiry into ask about judge discuss wiretap muckrake underseek estimate interpret ponder sound balance talk about anatomize spy on make an observation of make a recce of go report make enquiries snoop plumb dowse drill take stock give something a going-over tip over give something a once-over shuffle through sit in search high and low conduct an enquiry shake down knock grill roast hit request think about experiment with pick at make a survey of go after put out a feeler carry out an inquest into seek out discover deconstruct assay seek an answer canvas track down scratch jump into trowel dig deeper rootle burrow in really get into scrabble spade dig deep unearth request information request information of seek information of make inquiries hit up seek information cut resolve decompose decompound watch examine carefully scope stare peg contemplate perlustrate candle smoke hunt for rake up quest run reconnaissance give a look-see give a going-over give the once-over pioneer break down rake over take apart fine-comb fine-tooth-comb look up and down ferret divide swing examine closely burn up remove fan track move bore get a load of put under a microscope take the measure of winnow quarry circle poozle hoe plow look round get rid of sort out pick over scoop depress channel bulldoze pit rout plough dig out concave deepen enter hollow out sap swing round wash traverse follow get back to make sure make enquiries into make inquiries into chase up

Verb

To settle firmly or comfortably
ensconce settle instal install lodge establish nestle entrench shelter plant seat cover hide park perch position protect roost shut conceal shield ditch fix locate place set situate stash station curl up dig in snuggle up hide away plonk put rest plop set down root sit plump embed implant lay land stick ground emplace plunk bung lay down sleep stay base deposit light alight leave erect center descend centralize moor dispose domiciliate stow prop stand centre centralise put down roots come down place oneself settle down touch down come to rest posit pop pose dump anchor set up lock plank lean post put down bestow introduce spread depose ingrain engrain imbed impact bed enroot fortify strengthen infix found consolidate confirm cement define fence construct defences dig trenches hole up build site construct deploy predicate garrison form intrench hinge hang create impress insert engrave etch take strike brand derive arrange stamp imprint squat assign depend range array take root detail drive home put in place drop repose put on duty make headquarter pattern underpin premise carve out plan reside dwell inhabit store stuff pitch balance shove bear model print hang one's hat be dependent delve put in position fling down set in position throw down let fall dig fasten originate grub burrow support focus sustain stem inscribe designate offset rear bottom instil emanate bury inculcate spring sink grow roots imbue extend distribute redistribute inlay root in ground in become established become settled use as a basis radicate teach instill indoctrinate din in drum in use begin to sprout begin to germinate drape fix into have its origin in drill into din into drive into hammer home utilize traced back to breed in the bone drum into drill in hammer in sow the seeds bring consign to concentrate spread out utilise adopt open implement organise display expand organize unfold lounge leave out plunk down plank down sit down take battle stations put into position form front set out put out patrol fan out mount fit connect furnish line put in set in place fix up build in settle in bed in

Verb

To prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of
shut out exclude bar ban debar except eliminate ostracise ostracize refuse evict cover conceal hide mask veil shroud seclude close obstruct beleaguer blockade discontinue close out rule out count out freeze out keep out shut off lock out block out fence off keep off close one's doors to keep at arm's length reject expel blackball proscribe preclude prohibit repudiate dismiss banish veto blacklist exile boycott snub disallow force out throw out prevent suspend embargo outlaw oust shun eject forbid spurn cold-shoulder ignore remove black interdict drum out stop bounce avoid leave out send to Coventry drive out leave out in the cold give the cold shoulder refuse entrance to deny omit block disregard deny entry bate ward off set aside pass over kick out turf out boot out turn out cast out drive away out extrude deny admittance to suppress obscure censor deprive separate lock someone out blot out vote against disfellowship kill cancel get rid of rusticate estop obviate discount cut out miss out put out put an embargo on blank pass by run off brush off chase steer clear of slang say no to taboo place an embargo on coldshoulder slight excommunicate chase out hand someone the frozen mitt give the cold shoulder to rout drive off press out express gouge out disentitle disqualify foreclose push out dispel declare ineligible exempt inveigh refuse to employ thumbs down consider undesirable hit list put on hit list enjoin squeeze out refuse admission to stand in the way of repress erase forget leave in the cold inhibit restrict nix down negative cashier override circumvent check thwart shut out of limit shoot down stave off avert put paid to abolish revoke discard not consider recant forestall forfend deter forget about put a price on someone's head condemn blank out wipe out neglect turn one's back on give someone the brush-off give someone the go-by give the brush stiff-arm cut off overrule disclaim throw declare null and void pass on disown put down overturn keep back zing give the thumbs down to countermand rebuff abjure reverse turn down squash quash disacknowledge invalidate disavow give the bum's rush show out give the old heave-ho chuck out expropriate defenestrate force to leave throw someone out on their ear dislodge heave-ho throw out on the streets give the heave-ho show the door toss out on ear heave out send packing wash one's hands of turn your back on have nothing to do with stay away from impose sanctions hold aloof from withhold patronage abstain from ice out refrain from strike hold back hold off give a wide berth to pass up refuse to take part in expatriate drop isolate do away with relegate send away discharge repatriate deport shake off extradite extradict expulse see the back of displace sequester chase away transport give something a miss pretermit cut not bother leave off dispense with miss fail to include bypass fail to mention let slide skip take out elide overpass withhold skip over factor out overleap cast aside shield disguise cloak shade shelter envelop ensconce cache occult shutter shut in cover up gird blind belie blanket stash paper over shadow hem wall off sheathe adumbrate enshroud curtain umbrage camouflage bury disbar deny access to disclude occlude sideline not count refuse to admit prevent from entering refuse admittance shut the door on

Verb

To edit out rude, incorrect, offensive, useless, or otherwise undesirable information from a book, CD or other publication
expurgate bowdlerise bowdlerize censor clean up purge cut purify sanitise sanitize blue-pencil edit launder redact red-pencil bleep blip cleanse decontaminate emasculate lustrate scrub squash sterilise sterilize bleep out blue pencil make acceptable make palatable make presentable water down amend abridge clean wash delete parts of rinse make cuts to make deletions in bathe deterge scour clarify disinfect inspect examine delete refine depurgate GI restore dry-clean unpublish turn out rinse out make clean tub cork oversee criticise review bleach restrain narrow conceal exscind squelch excise gag restrict remove repress revile stifle blacklist control suppress criticize withhold valet make changes to make cuts in scissor out strike out prevent publication supervise communications refuse transmission black out wash and press do the washing do the laundry wash and iron put the lid on drop the iron curtain depurate clear depollute freshen fumigate deodorize filter antisepticize deodorise rarefy distil distill pasteurize autoclave sublimate pasteurise swill wash out treat elutriate fine gargle garble process rectify rinse your mouth ventilate fan aerate sift strain oxygenate detoxify cauterize clean out cauterise vaporize make pure vaporise make sanitary concentrate clean thoroughly make sterile get rid of impurities reclaim detoxicate air uphold bath sanctify cool refresh expose redeem disinfest sanitate deliver free unburden relieve antiseptize neutralize neutralise circulate delouse smoke render incapacitate change desexualize melt make safe make germ-free melt down make clear smoke out air out remove impurities from get rid of impurities from boil down trim get to the meat press evaporate press out volatilize cook infuse express condense cut to the bone extract squeeze out precipitate steam cut down sieve boil liquate filtrate aerify exculpate remit edulcorate chasten absolve expiate atone exonerate rarify

Verb

(fend off) To defend against or keep away
fend prevent block check curb forestall halt oppose repel repulse resist arrest avert bulwark defend deflect divert dodge fence foil forfend guard intercept stop thwart balk baulk discourage escape evade parry cover duck keep ward head off hold off fend off hold back keep off protect against safeguard against secure against shield against stave off ward off defend oneself against fight off guard against skirt round keep at bay turn aside keep at arm's length put a stop to stand up for pre-empt protect safeguard secure shield preserve shelter save keep safe look after conserve watch over keep from harm fortify harbour uphold harbor take care of watch house assure support maintain foster care for afford protection to give sanctuary ride shotgun tend mind hedge cushion shade garrison insulate inoculate insure ensure stick up for cover up go to bat for cover all bases prohibit police patrol make invulnerable justify champion man occupy oversee wrap stand guard over conceal shotgun chamber stonewall haven roof overlook provide protection for guide rule give shelter give cover take under one's wing be responsible for attend to preside over persevere with have charge of minister to be in charge of chaperon sentinel immunise mount guard on escort stand guard on cover up for immunize give refuge stand guard save from harm take under wing take someone under your wing barricade withstand hold beat off provide sanctuary take in repel danger be the defender of hold at bay supervise keep an eye on babysit childmind nurse sit with see to take charge of superintend mother safeguard from shield from protect from keep from overwatch sustain shepherd provide for nurture rear raise salvage retain reclaim retrieve cherish herd administer to tend to rescue keep in good condition nanny chaperone enclose surround hide supply with troops keep intact keep in repair guard in transit cover for provide safety fight for manage run handle administrate guarantee govern operate control indemnify regulate direct steward till conduct warrant underwrite attend cinch ice guaranty keep tabs on register

Verb

To impede the work or ability of, especially intending to cause failure
obstruct hinder impede hamper inhibit block check curb restrain frustrate encumber restrict handicap trammel fetter cramp shackle retard delay hamstring halt hobble bar forestall limit manacle handcuff balk baulk embarrass stall interrupt slow derail prohibit cumber stay bridle stonewall bork interfere sabotage crab sandbag throttle obscure complicate hold up hold back interfere with hog-tie short-circuit slow down tie up hang up put a brake on stand in the way of get in the way get in the way of weigh down monkey with thwart stop stymie prevent foil clog constrain arrest cripple baffle avert preclude deter crimp confine disrupt throw a spanner in the works of scupper counteract stave off set back ruin ward off throw a monkey wrench in the works of repress debar quash defeat forbid detain spoil circumvent head off tie nip in the bud hold off interdict put the kibosh on scotch keep back dash oppose curtail put a stop to stifle cramp one's style obviate put an end to put off hold cut off fend off withhold beat suppress slow up intercept avoid shut out nullify decelerate counter upset ban neutralize brake bind crush proscribe choke neutralise screw up burden keep rule out wreck bog down straiten defend against postpone control reduce entangle disallow mess up foul up stump moderate put paid to evade intermit rebuff deflect quell smother close off forfend shut down mar suspend inconvenience squelch constrict devastate outlaw demolish impair snooker shatter enjoin overturn undo discourage entrammel slacken regulate remit discomfit procrastinate checkmate disappoint pre-empt leash louse up defer shelve retardate annul be a hindrance to rein in overload preempt put back hold down anticipate cancel put the lid on filibuster resist choke off cut short do for take down turn aside dam make late shut off give a hard time disturb pour cold water on put a damper on throw cold water on destroy saddle undermine exclude circumscribe subvert terminate smash clobber eradicate delimit unsettle incommode contravene weight discontinue discommode let dissuade catch estop bottleneck disadvantage break attack make a mess of load obliterate faze pause banjax charge harm dish disconcert lumber parry chain annihilate queer nix confound overwhelm overburden play havoc with laden lade freight repulse oppress mire lessen decrease negate abolish circumnavigate taboo decimate help loiter freeze strain hold in make illegal keep waiting prorogue blow a hole in pigeonhole ward sidestep skirt disadvise scare divert offset stem the flow of protract abate embargo muck up outwit quiet second-guess drag one's feet tie one's hands spike steer clear of chill cool let up back off saddle with hang fire prolong tie down play for time keep lid on hold over put on hold turn off get ahead of get in before bring to screeching halt put on back burner give the run around throw a spanner in the works talk out of throw monkey wrench in hold off on beat someone to the draw keep at bay lock up lose speed beat someone to the punch beat someone to it provide against cramp someone's style steal a march on refuse strangle at birth dissuade from stultify straitjacket subdue squash tie-up tie someone down