Part of speech:
(Med.) To prevent the transmission of impulses in (a nerve), esp. by anesthetizing
To exclude or shut out; bar.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
To put a burden on; load; weigh down; oppress
To make someone a cripple; to cause someone to get a physical disability
Handicap is defined as to cause a disadvantage.
To affect with or as if with a cramp.
To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
To hold back; restrain:
To put shackles on; fetter
To break in upon (a person) who is speaking, working, etc.; stop or hinder
To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
To go against; oppose; conflict with; violate
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop:
To oppose is to disapprove of or be against something.
Balk is defined as to create a hindrance or a barrier.
To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
To slow down or impede by creating an obstruction.
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
To restrict or restrain:
To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
To outwit is to beat someone or defeat them because you are smarter or more clever.
To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
To cause (something) to cease moving or progressing.
To act directly against; check, neutralize, or undo the effect of with opposing action
(Printing) To cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface.
To make ineffective; destroy or counteract the effectiveness, force, disposition, etc. of
To upset the arrangement, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder
To prevent or limit the synthesis of a protein.
To make unnecessary
To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert:
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.
To keep back or confine by or as by a dam
To come to an end; terminate
Stay is defined as to spend time in a place or to continue to be in the same condition.
(Archaic) To prevent.
To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
To entangle in or as in a trammel
To antagonize is defined as to act in a way that is contrary.
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
To bring or come to a deadlock
(Usage Problem) To cause repugnance or distaste in:
To drive off, or offer an opposing force to, something
To move or be conveyed in opposite directions at the same time:
(Mathematics, intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set.
To reduce in force, efficacy, or intensity.
To lessen considerably or destroy the power or effectiveness of
To use a filibuster against (a legislative measure, for example).
To keep (information, etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
To delay, hinder, or prevent (someone) from doing something by taking action beforehand.
Hedge is defined as something you do to minimize loss.
To stop or stanch a flow:
To stall is to delay or put off doing something, when an engine stops running or when a project or progress is stopped.
To command (someone) not to do something:
To kill in this way; suffocate
To cause disappointment
To overindulge so as to cause to demand or expect too much
To cut back on the speed of (an engine, person, organization, network connection, etc.).
To make up for; compensate
To prevent from speaking or crying out by using a gag.
To hinder or prevent
(US, slang, informal, African American Vernacular) (slang) (intransitive) To sell narcotics, especially in a public area.
To cause to be silent; still; quiet
To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:
(Figuratively) To restrict someone's movement or creativity.
To keep in custody; confine
(Figuratively) To bring about a stalemate, in which no advance in an argument is achieved.
To put under taboo
To cause to cease or become inoperative for a time; stop temporarily
To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on:
To throw into confusion
Scotch is defined as to cut, wound or put an end to.
To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
(Sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
To provide assistance, support, or relief:
Book of Common Prayer
To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
Of or for a time in the past
Tending to hinder rather than serve one's purpose.
Of, at, or in the rear
A person or thing hard to get rid of
The definition of a barrier is anything, either natural or manmade, that keeps something from passing through.
A financial obligation, such as a mortgage, that is attached to or burdens a property right and is transferred with that right.
The act of hindering
A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
The act of obstructing:
A measurement in information theory: see Perplexity.
The last, unimportant or inferior part; mere remnant
The part on which one rests in sitting:
To pinch together or fold the edge of (one part) tightly over another
To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
(Physics) To affect each other by interference
To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
To retard; delay
(Informal) To impede or obstruct, esp. by refusing to comply or cooperate with
(Literally) To put someone into a straitjacket.
(Dial.) To think; give as one's opinion
To give opportunity or possibility
To put forward; propose or suggest:
To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of
In an advanced position or a configuration registering a future time:
To advance despite difficulty or opposition; press forward:
To bog is to sink, slow or become stuck, usually to "bog down."
Back; rear; posterior
To subject to a blockade
- Bar implies an obstructing as if by means of a barrier he was barred from the club
- Impede suggests a slowing up of movement or progress by interfering with the normal action a tourniquet impedes the circulation of the blood
- Block implies the complete, but not necessarily permanent, obstruction of a passage or progress the road was blocked by a landslide
- Obstruct implies a retarding of passage or progress by placing obstacles in the way to obstruct the passage of a bill by a filibuster
- Hinder implies a holding back of something about to begin and connotes a thwarting of progress hindered by a lack of education
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