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noun as in stop

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Apple keeps tight control over app downloads by prohibiting “side-loading,” or downloading apps directly from websites, and it also puts the kibosh on third-party app stores.

Traditionally, the winners also give public talks in Boston the day after the awards ceremony, although the pandemic put a kibosh on that for the second year in a row.

Studios put the kibosh on Lefcourt’s and Frankel’s original movie scripts in 1996 – Disney was even interested as one point – citing lack of commercial appeal.

The Air Force has 62 of them, and had wanted to reduce that number to 45, but the most recent National Defense Authorization Act put the kibosh on that plan.

The Swedish furniture retailer said on Monday that the 2021 catalog it published in October would be its last, putting the kibosh on a central marketing tool Ikea has used to great success for 70 years.

From Fortune

But the Oscar put the kibosh on doubters; certainly nobody demanded a recount, save perhaps the four losers in his category.

But in April, a few months after she turned 40, she seemingly put the kibosh on any talk of plastic surgery.

The sum total of these moves seem aimed at putting the kibosh on diplomacy.

If British regulators hadn't put the kibosh on the deal, their plan just might have worked.

Nobody in the White House will put the kibosh on a deal he wants to make.

Under any circumstances, said Shultz, this business seems to put the kibosh on our little plan.

It ought to be easy enough for the four of us to figure out some way to put the kibosh on him.

By steady steps our hero rose, to heights of usefulness and fame; he put the kibosh on his foes, and held the ace in every game.

Kibosh thought awhile, and then, with his gentle smile, he again removed his chickle and placed it on the window-sill.

"Chickle is not liquid refreshment," said Kibosh, mildly; and he held out the box to his tall guest.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to kibosh, such as: check, curb, end, halt, veto, and cancellation.

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