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1‘the move was intended to thwart peace negotiations’
foil, frustrate, baulk, stand in the way of, forestall
scotch, derail, smash, dash
stop, check, block, prevent, defeat, impede, obstruct, snooker, oppose, hinder, hamper
upset the apple cart, spike someone's guns
informal put paid to, put the stopper on, put the kibosh on, do for, stymie, cook someone's goose
British informal scupper, put the mockers on, nobble, queer someone's pitch
Australian Irish NZ vulgar slang root
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