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nip the bud

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

synonyms for nip the 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
  • 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
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antonyms for nip the 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 the bud in a sentence

    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
    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
    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
    I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    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
    Laverdire derives Saguenay from the Montagnais saki-nip, "the rushing water."
    THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
    Besides the districts mentioned, tobacco is grown largely in that of Frankfort-on-the Oder.
    TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
    Now, how comes it that you have turned up in this out-of-the-way part of the world?
    THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
    By-the-bye, I hope you intend to stay some time, and that you will take up your quarters with me?
    THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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