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To make apprehensive or discouraged, as by a problem or troublesome prospect
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  1. To make apprehensive or discouraged, as by a problem or troublesome prospect
  2. To upset or distress:
  3. To cause to lose enthusiasm or resolution; disillusion or discourage:
To lower the spirits of; make sad, discouraged, or apathetic; depress; deject
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  1. To lower the spirits of; make sad, discouraged, or apathetic; depress; deject
  2. To cause to lose spirit or enthusiasm; dishearten.
To deaden, restrain, or depress:
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  1. To deaden, restrain, or depress:
  2. To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
  3. (Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
To make discouraged; intimidate; dishearten
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  1. To make discouraged; intimidate; dishearten
  2. To lessen the courage or resolution of; dishearten or intimidate:
To force or deter with threats or violence
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  1. To force or deter with threats or violence
  2. To coerce or deter, as with threats:
  3. To make timid; fill with fear:
To put into disorder; confuse.
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  1. To put into disorder; confuse.
  2. To throw into confusion
  3. To lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
Hence, to check; to keep back.
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  1. Hence, to check; to keep back.
  2. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
  3. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
To cast down in spirit; dishearten; depress
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  1. To cast down in spirit; dishearten; depress
  2. To lower the spirits of; dishearten.
Growing flat along the ground. Creeping jenny, pennyroyal, and many species of ivy have a prostrate growth habit.
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  1. Growing flat along the ground. Creeping jenny, pennyroyal, and many species of ivy have a prostrate growth habit.
  2. To cause to lie flat:
  3. To put or throw flat with the face down, as in submission or adoration:
To make feel weak, nervous, etc.
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  1. To make feel weak, nervous, etc.
  2. To deprive of nerve, force, or strength; to weaken; to enfeeble.
  3. To cause to lose courage or firmness of purpose:
To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
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  1. To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
  2. To become frightened:
  3. To fill with fear or terror; esp., to frighten suddenly or startle; terrify
To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
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  1. To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
  2. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
  3. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
To restrain, subdue, or control by awe; to cow. [from 16th c.]
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  1. To restrain, subdue, or control by awe; to cow. [from 16th c.]
  2. To overcome or subdue by inspiring awe
To make timid and submissive by filling with fear or awe; intimidate
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  1. To make timid and submissive by filling with fear or awe; intimidate
  2. To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of. Found primarily in the passive voice.
  3. To frighten or subdue with threats or a show of force.
To treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner.
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  1. To treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner.
  2. To behave like a bully
  3. To hurt, frighten, or tyrannize over, as a bully does; browbeat
To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.
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  1. To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.
  2. To be seized with a chill; shake or shiver, as with cold or fear
  3. To become cool or cold
To check or reduce (energy or action)
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  1. To check or reduce (energy or action)
  2. To suppress or extinguish (a fire) by reducing or cutting off air.
  3. (Music) To slow or stop the vibrations of (the strings of a keyboard instrument) with a damper.
To deprive of men or personnel
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  1. To deprive of men or personnel
  2. To deprive of manly courage, nerve, self-confidence, etc.
  3. To take away characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, such as courage or strength:
(Idiomatic, of a suggestion, idea, emotion, achievement, etc.) To belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk.
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  1. (Idiomatic, of a suggestion, idea, emotion, achievement, etc.) To belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk.
(Slang) to severely beat someone up
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  1. (Slang) to severely beat someone up
  2. To haggle someone to sell at a lower price.
  3. (Of the sun or rain) to strike with great force.
(Obs.) To advise against (an action)
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  1. (Obs.) To advise against (an action)
  2. To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
  3. To turn (a person) aside (from a course, etc.) by persuasion or advice
To give warning to:
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  1. To give warning to:
  2. To equip with or protect by an alarm:
  3. To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
To be unwilling.
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  1. To be unwilling.
  2. Opposite of to incline; to make reluctant.
To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
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  1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
  2. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
  3. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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  1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To obstruct or delay the progress of:
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  1. To obstruct or delay the progress of:
  2. To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
  3. To make difficult for; thwart; impede; frustrate
To cause to become quiet:
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  1. To cause to become quiet:
  2. To become quiet:
  3. (Law) To make (a title) unassailable by freeing the fact of ownership from interference, disturbance, or question
To refrain from giving or granting:
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  1. To refrain from giving or granting:
  2. To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  3. To keep in check; restrain:
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
  3. To hold back, refuse to give or share
To hold back; restrain:
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  1. To hold back; restrain:
  2. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  3. To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
(Obs.) To advise against (an action)
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  1. (Obs.) To advise against (an action)
  2. To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
  3. To turn (a person) aside (from a course, etc.) by persuasion or advice
To be unwilling.
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  1. To be unwilling.
  2. Opposite of to incline; to make reluctant.
To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
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  1. To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
  2. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
  3. To restrain; check; control
To prevent or discourage (an action or behavior):
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  1. To prevent or discourage (an action or behavior):
  2. To keep or discourage (a person, group, or nation) from doing something by instilling fear, anxiety, doubt, etc.
  3. To make less likely or prevent from happening:
To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
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  1. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  2. To hold in restraint; check.
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power
(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
To prevent (unconscious ideas, impulses, etc.) from reaching the level of consciousness
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  1. To prevent (unconscious ideas, impulses, etc.) from reaching the level of consciousness
  2. Hence, to check; to keep back.
  3. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
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  1. To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage.
  2. To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
  3. To cause to lose hope or enthusiasm; dispirit.
Lower the morale of; make despondent; dishearten.
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  1. Lower the morale of; make despondent; dishearten.
  2. To cause to lose spirit or enthusiasm; dishearten.
To keep or discourage (a person, group, or nation) from doing something by instilling fear, anxiety, doubt, etc.
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  1. To keep or discourage (a person, group, or nation) from doing something by instilling fear, anxiety, doubt, etc.
  2. To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
  3. To prevent or discourage (an action or behavior):
(Obs.) To advise against (an action)
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  1. (Obs.) To advise against (an action)
  2. To turn (a person) aside (from a course, etc.) by persuasion or advice
  3. To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
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  1. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
  2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
  3. To turn aside.
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