Nouns (10)

impedir, obstruir, obstrucción, impedimento
n. getting in someone's way
estorbar, impedir, molestar, obstrucción, molestia, interferencia
n. the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

Verbs (92)

retrasar, entorpecer, estancar, congestionar, interceptar, impedir, obstruir, retardar, interrumpir
v. cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
dar en rostro a, encocorar, vedar, imposibilitar, estorbar, impedir, abrumar, incomodar, molestar, fastidiar, quitar, cargar
v. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
prevenir, impedir, evitar
v. stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"
maniatar, embarazar, entorpecer, dificultar, impedir
v. be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
hacer imposible, precaver, empachar, contraminar, llevar la contraria, llevar la contra, contrariar, vedar, imposibilitar, prevenir, estorbar, impedir, excluir, quitar
v. keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
obviar, soslayar, vedar, imposibilitar, conjurar, prevenir, estorbar, impedir, desviar, orillar, evitar, apartar, quitar, sortear
v. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
embarazar, entorpecer, dificultar, dar el traste con, obstaculizar, prevenir, estorbar, impedir, frustrar, obstruir, detener, parar, bloquear
v. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
dificultar, poner fin a, dar el traste con, obstaculizar, prevenir, estorbar, impedir, frustrar, detener, atajar, parar
v. stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

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Fuzzynyms (297)

desánimo, disuasión
n. the act of discouraging; "the discouragement of petty theft"
cohibición, restricción, limitación, contención, impedimento
n. the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
estorbo, obstáculo, freno, impedimento
n. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
desacuerdo, desavenencia, discordia
n. the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
degenerar, decaer, degenerarse, deteriorarse, deteriorar
v. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
encanijarse, irse apagando, consumirse, apagarse, debilitarse, languidecer, desvanecerse, atrofiarse
v. become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
ir de capa caída, hacerse peor, empeorarse, ponerse peor, decaer, empeorar, deteriorarse
v. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
declinar, decaer, degenerarse, deteriorarse
v. become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
quedarse seco y arrugado, ponerse mustio, resecarse, encogerse, arrugarse, marchitarse, secarse, mustiarse
v. decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
v. become smaller or lose substance; "Her savings dwindled down"
finar, terminarse, acabarse, rematar, pararse, terminar, acabar, finalizar, parar
v. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
tomar una pausa repentinamente, pausar repentinamente, interrumpir repentinamente
v. prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
terminar, atajar, interrumpir, cortar, truncar
v. stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
emmudecer, apagar, amortiguar
v. restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
decrecer, declinar, mermar, menguar, decaer, disminuir
v. grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
inhibir, reprimir
v. reduce the incidence or severity of or stop; "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"
aturullar, dejar sin habla, aturrullar, enajenar, conturbar, asombrar, turbar, pasmar, embrollar, desorientar, desconcentrar, dejar perplejo, aturdir, enredar, confundir, ofuscar
v. be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
impeler a, inducir a, hacer que, suscitar, excitar, provocar, causar, inducir, hacer
v. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
calificar de inservible, poner el veto, entredecir, interdecir, poner el veto a, prohibir, vedar, desterrar, proscribir
v. command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
v. prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
balbucear, tartamudear
v. speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
dificultar, obstaculizar, perjudicar, enredar
v. attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
dificultar, obstaculizar, perjudicar, enredar
v. attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
desviar de, conjurar, desviar, evitar, rechazar, parar
v. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
dar un empujón, dar un empellón, dar un bofetón, atizar un bofetón, dar un codazo, clavar, apuñalar, picar, pinchar
v. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
sofrenar, refrenar, acorralar, reprimir, detener, contener
v. squeeze together
encerrar, cerrar
v. secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"
atorar, atracar, ocluir, vallar, interceptar, incomunicar, obstaculizar, atascar, obstruir, tapar, bloquear
v. block passage through; "obstruct the path"
mandar hacer alto, hacer alto, detener, parar
v. cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
hacer un alto, quedarse inmóvil, hacer alto, detenerse, pararse
v. come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
vacilar, oscilar
v. move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
hacer eses, dar tumbos, tambalear, bambolearse, vacilar, tambalearse
v. walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
estar hecho un azacán, andar muy afanado, caminar con pena, andar cojeando, afanarse, renquear
v. walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
retrasar, retardarse, rezagarse, atrasar
v. move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
hacerse el remolón, tardarse, tardar en, ir despacio, tardar, remolonear
v. take one's time; proceed slowly
acobardarse por, acobardarse frente, acobardarse con, acobardarse ante, acobardarse a, abatirse, recular, encogerse, contraerse, retroceder
v. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
sojuzgar, subyugar, reprimir, sujetar, rechazar, aplastar, reducir, someter, domeñar, sofocar
v. put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
dirigir mal
v. manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"
maniatar, embarazar, entorpecer, dificultar, impedir
v. be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
estorbar, afectar
v. come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle; "Your talking interferes with my work!"
amaestrar, sofrenar, refrenar, limitar, reprimir, controlar, dominar, contener, moderar
v. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
hacer una chapuza de, hacer con los pies, joder, desajustar, conturbar, desbaratar, fastidiar, embrollar, enredar, confundir, estropear
v. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
quedar fallido, no tener éxito, marrar, llevarse la trampa, irse al agua, frustrarse, estar hecho un pecado, empantanarse, desgraciarse, malograrse, ser suspendido en, ser suspendido, salir mal, salir fallido, fracasar, fallar, torcerse, abortar
v. be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
embarazar, entorpecer, dificultar, dar el traste con, obstaculizar, prevenir, estorbar, impedir, frustrar, obstruir, detener, parar, bloquear
v. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
posponer, aplazar, suspender
v. stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"
discontinuar, cesar de, suspender, terminar, parar, cesar, dejar
v. put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"

Synonyms (3)

conservar, mantener, guardar
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"

Antonyms (39)

socorro, concurso, concurrencia, respaldo, auxilio, asistencia, ayuda
n. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
acelerar, apresurar, aligerar, activar, apretar
v. move faster; "The car accelerated"
achuchar, meter prisa, apresurar, apurar
v. urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
paliar, facilitar, aligerar, mejorar, aliviar
v. make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
aprobar, facultar, dar facultad a, apoderar, otorgar poder, dar el consentimiento a, delegar, conceder, autorizar, permitir
v. grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
permitir, dejar
v. make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
perpetrar, consumar, cometer, ejercitar, ejercer, hacer
v. engage in or perform; "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"


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