Synonyms of put/throw a spanner in the works (of) in English:

put/throw a spanner in the works (of)


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phrase

1‘these divides are threatening to put a spanner in the works of the European constitutional project’

SYNONYMS

interfere, interfere with, hinder, hamper, obstruct, disrupt, impede, inhibit, retard, baulk, thwart, foil, curb, delay, set back, slow down, hold back, hold up

restrict, restrain, constrain, block, check, curtail, frustrate, cramp, bridle, handicap, cripple, hamstring, shackle, fetter, encumber

stymie

North American bork, put a monkey wrench in the works of, throw a monkey wrench in the works of

rare cumber, trammel