To rule against; not permit; prohibit
To enforce (a lien, deed of trust, or mortgage) in whatever manner is provided for by law.
To act in advance of; get ahead of; anticipate
To have or hold and not let go
To give notice to (a person) to stay or keep (off, away, etc.)
The power of one branch of government to prohibit a certain action by another; for example, the chief executive’s right to refuse to sign a legislature-passed bill into law.
The definition of thwart is to hinder or stop something from happening.
To check or stop (a natural flow, secretion, or excretion)
To prevent the flow or passage of:
To stifle is to stop someone from breathing or suppress actions by yourself or others.
Resist is defined as to fend off, oppose or work against.
To prevent or limit the synthesis of (a protein).
To prohibit is to forbid someone from doing something or to prevent something from being done.
To prevent from happening by acting ahead of time; forestall
To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc.).
To bring into a condition of helpless inactivity; make ineffective or powerless
To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
Interrupt is defined as to stop or cause something to stop for a period of time.
(Now Rare) To stop, hinder, or prevent
To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To hamper is defined as to stop someone from doing something or stop something from progressing as it should.
To serve as a guard.
(Mech.) To choke or stop up (a valve, etc.)
The definition of frustrate is to hinder someone's plans or efforts, or to make someone feel annoyed because you are hindering their efforts or refusing to cooperate.
Forbear is defined as to stop yourself from doing something.
To foil is defined as to keep something from happening.
To deter is defined as to keep someone from completing an action by giving them fear or doubt.
To exclude or shut out; bar.
The definition of circumvent means to get around or surround someone or something.
To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
(Archaic) To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something.
To fasten with or as with a bar
To stop, check, block.
To stop; check.
To think, speak, or write about a matter in advance.
To act, do, move, etc. counter to (a person or thing); oppose or check
To counteract is to act in opposition to or against some force in order to neutralize the force.
To retard is to prevent progress or growth.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To ward off; prevent
To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
To be the cause of or reason for; result in.
The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.
To give help or relief (to); assist
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
The definition of permit is to allow something.
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