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nip in the bud

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  • verbstop early on
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Synonyms for nip in the bud

verb stop early on
  • abort
  • anticipate
  • cut off
  • cut short
  • put the kibosh on
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More words related to nip in the bud

blight

verb. ruin, destroy

blighted

verb. ruin, destroy

check

verb. hinder, restrain

checked

verb. hinder, restrain

checking

verb. hinder, restrain

prevent

verb. keep from happening or continuing
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