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  • as indeter
  • as indishearten
  • as insadden

synonyms for put a damper on

  • avert
  • block
  • dampen
  • daunt
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • forestall
  • frighten
  • hinder
  • impede
  • intimidate
  • obstruct
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • prohibit
  • restrain
  • scare
  • stop
  • caution
  • chill
  • cool
  • damp
  • debar
  • divert
  • forfend
  • obviate
  • warn
  • act like a wet blanket
  • disadvise
  • put off
  • rule out
  • shut out
  • stave off
  • talk out of
  • throw cold water on

antonyms for put a damper on

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  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • hearten
  • help
  • incite
  • inspirit
  • permit
  • promote
  • push
  • support
  • heat
  • warm
  • instigate
  • persuade
  • put on to
  • stimulate
  • turn on
  • urge
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How to use put a damper on in a sentence

He was voluble in his declarations that they would “put the screws” to Ollie on the charge of perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The mother's lips could not finish the charge she was about to put upon her innocent child.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Finally, let me ask the general reader to put aside all prejudice, and give both sides a fair hearing.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
There he gave orders for the car to be put into running condition for the following morning, and returned to the hotel.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
You may, you probably will, differ very widely upon much that I have here put before you.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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