Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The poison kills or disables the insects which are captured by the spider.

He kills or disables so that he may not be killed or disabled himself.

This disables it so it cannot stand upon the leg, and hence cannot run.

This we had no difficulty in doing, as they can only spring their own length, and a smart blow on the tail at once disables them.

It disables every woman in advance, and deprives her of private rights without the trouble of testing her capacity.

But it is not for the want of imagination which disables them from understanding the problem that they are to be condemned.

When it seizes a very large fish, the bird shakes its prey just as a dog shakes a rat, and so disables it.

It operated like a sudden shock, which often disables the impressed person for a time.

The blow often disables or kills its enemy, though sometimes the giraffe is overpowered and killed.

She knew very well that there is nothing so disables a "plains Indian" as to dismount him.