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See definition of nip in bud on Dictionary.com
  • as inprevent
  • as inblight
  • as innip in the bud
  • as incheck
  • as instave

synonyms for nip in bud

  • avert
  • avoid
  • bar
  • block
  • counter
  • forbid
  • forestall
  • halt
  • hamper
  • hinder
  • impede
  • inhibit
  • limit
  • preclude
  • prohibit
  • put an end to
  • restrain
  • restrict
  • rule out
  • stop
  • thwart
  • ward off
  • anticipate
  • arrest
  • baffle
  • balk
  • check
  • chill
  • cool
  • cork
  • counteract
  • dam
  • debar
  • foil
  • forfend
  • frustrate
  • intercept
  • interdict
  • interrupt
  • obstruct
  • obviate
  • repress
  • retard
  • dead-end
  • defend against
  • head off
  • hold back
  • hold off
  • keep lid on
  • nip in the bud
  • put a stop to
  • shut out
  • stave off
  • turn aside

antonyms for nip in bud

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  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • approve
  • assist
  • continue
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • open
  • permit
  • promote
  • push
  • release
  • support
  • abet
  • heat
  • liberate
  • warm
  • cause
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    How to use nip in bud in a sentence

    By a voice he saith: Hear me, ye divine offspring, and bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters.
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
    BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
    The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
    So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
    Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
    But the novel disappeared under the clothes with amazing celerity as the voice of her sister-in-law demanded admission.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Her sister-in-law pointed out to her that old Mr. Warrender had been very attentive lately.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    He was a new breed, that parson, a genuwine no-two-alike, come-one-in-a-box kind.
    ALEC LLOYD, COWPUNCHERELEANOR GATES
    When they shall rush in unto Jacob, Israel shall blossom and bud, and they shall fill the face of the world with seed.
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    They were taken to the quarters of the general-in-chief in command, and it was he himself who signed their condemnation.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
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