Synonyms of nip something in the bud in English:

nip something in the bud


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phrase

1‘let's nip this unpleasantness in the bud before it goes any further’

SYNONYMS
curtail, cut short, strangle at birth, check, cut off, thwart, beat, frustrate, curb, stop, halt, arrest, stifle, obstruct, impede, block, squash, quash, subdue, quell, crack down on, stamp out
informal squelch, put the kibosh on, clobber