Antonyms for nip bud


Grammar : Verb
Spell : buhd
Phonetic Transcription : bʌd


Definition of nip bud

Origin :
  • late 14c., budde, origin unknown, perhaps from Old French boter "push forward, thrust," itself a Germanic word (cf. Dutch bot "bud," Old Saxon budil "bag, purse," German Beutel), or perhaps from Old English budd "beetle."
  • As in prevent : verb keep from happening or continuing
  • As in blight : verb ruin, destroy
  • As in nip in the bud : verb stop early on
  • As in check : verb hinder, restrain
  • As in stave : verb prevent

Synonyms for nip bud

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