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What is another word for nipping in the bud?

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Verb
(idiomatic) Present participle for to stop something at an early stage
“When you are tempted with a vain desire, always nip it in the bud, as soon as you feel the slumbering fire.”
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Present participle for to cause to come to an end
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Present participle for to bring an end to, especially through the use of force
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Present participle for to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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Present participle for to stop or keep from happening or continuing
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Present participle for to slow the growth or progress of, or to keep under control
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Noun
The action of inhibiting or putting an end to a process or progress
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