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synonyms for nip in the bud

  • abort
  • anticipate
  • cut off
  • cut short
  • put the kibosh on
  • stymie
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Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO NIP IN THE BUD

  • annihilate
  • blast
  • crush
  • damage
  • dash
  • decay
  • disappoint
  • foul up
  • frustrate
  • glitch up
  • injure
  • mar
  • mess up
  • nip in the bud
  • nullify
  • shrivel
  • spoil
  • taint
  • trash
  • wither
  • wreck
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.