English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'put a lid on something'

(idiom) 
The government is keen to put a lid on his scheme.
Synonyms
stop
We need to stop wasting so much money.
,
end
She brought the interview to an abrupt end.
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limit
He limited payments on the country's foreign debt.
,
control
The government tried to control rising health-care costs.
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restrict
a move to restrict the number of students on campus at any one time
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put an end to
See lid

Additional synonyms

in the sense of control
Definition
to limit or restrain
The government tried to control rising health-care costs.
in the sense of end
Definition
the act or an instance of stopping doing something or stopping something from continuing
She brought the interview to an abrupt end.
in the sense of limit
Definition
to restrict
He limited payments on the country's foreign debt.
Synonyms
fix,
hem in,
put a brake on,
keep within limits,
straiten

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