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delay, deny, hold out.
deduct, keep back, recoup.
abjure, abnegate, avoid, cease, decline, eschew, evade, fast, forbear, forgo, give up, pass, pass up, quit, renounce, shun, sit out, spurn, starve, stop, withhold, do without, keep from, deny oneself, take the pledge, fence-sit, give the go by, go on the wagon, sit on one's hands, sit on the fence, take the cure.
control, govern, master, moderate, rule, subdue, keep in check.
abridge, black out, blacklist, bleach, bleep, blue-pencil, bowdlerize, clean up, cork, criticize, cut, decontaminate, delete, edit, examine, excise, expurgate, inspect, launder, narrow, oversee, purge, purify, restrict, review, revile, sanitize, squelch, sterilize, strike out, Exscind, put the lid on, drop the iron curtain, prevent publication, refuse transmission, scissor out, supervise communications.
arrest, baffle, bar, bit, bottleneck, checkmate, choke, circumvent, counteract, cut short, delay, discourage, foil, frustrate, halt, harness, hold in, impede, interrupt, keep back, limit, neutralize, obstruct, obviate, pause, preclude, prevent, rebuff, reduce, rein in, repulse, slow down, snub, stay, tame, terminate, thwart, retard, nip in the bud, play for time, slacken pace.
ban, bind, bottle up, chain, coerce, compel, concuss, confine, constrict, cool off, deprive, drive, hem in, hog-tie, immure, impel, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, make, necessitate, oblige, pressure, pressurize, shotgun, stifle, urge, keep lid on, put half nelson on.
box in, clog, contain, cool down, fetter, hamper, hinder, hobble, leash, manacle, muzzle, scrub, shackle, tie, Entrammel, tie up, send up, bring to screeching halt, keep tight rein on, cook*, ice*.
adjourn, block, dawdle, defer, deter, dilly-dally, drag, encumber, filibuster, hold over, interfere, intermit, lag, lay over, linger, loiter, postpone, procrastinate, prolong, prorogue, protract, remand, shelve, slacken, stall, stave off, suspend, table, tarry, temporize, put off, gain time, bide time.
begrudge, call on, contradict, contravene, controvert, disavow, disbelieve, discard, disclaim, discredit, disown, disprove, doubt, exclude, forbid, forsake, gainsay, negate, negative, nullify, oppose, rebut, recant, refute, reject, repudiate, revoke, sacrifice, taboo, turn down, turn thumbs down, veto, Disacknowledge, not buy, take exception to, enjoin from, say no to.
apprehend, bog down, bust, buttonhole, decelerate, hold up, mire, nab, put away, slow up, pick up, hang up, pull in, set back, run in, pinch*.
keep back, withhold.
hold, keep, recall, recant, reserve, retain, retract, revoke, suppress, withdraw.
abstain, bridle, check, clam up, conceal, constrain, curb, deduct, deny, detain, disallow, dummy up, hide, hold, hold back, hold out, inhibit, keep, keep to oneself, refrain, refuse, repress, reserve, resist, restrain, retain, spike, suppress, sit on, hold out on, keep secret, kill, hold down, keep under one's hat, keep under wraps, stop oneself.
Examples of usage:
– Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
– Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
– The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
– The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
– Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland