English translation of 'रोकना'
1. avert transitive verb
If you avert something unpleasant, you prevent it from happening.
Talks with the teachers' union have averted a strike.
2. avoid transitive verb
If you avoid something unpleasant that might happen, you take action in order to prevent it from happening.
...emergency action to avoid a disaster.
Drink lots of water to avoid becoming dehydrated.
3. bar transitive verb
If you bar someone from going somewhere or doing something, you prevent them from going there or doing it.
She stood in the doorway, barring his way out.
Amnesty workers have been barred from Sri Lanka since 1982.
4. check transitive verb
To check something, usually something bad, means to stop it from continuing or spreading.
It is almost impossible to check the spread of the disease.
5. contain transitive verb
To contain something such as a feeling, problem, or activity means to control it and prevent it from increasing.
Edward could not contain his delight.
Firemen are still trying to contain the fire.
6. cut phrasal verb
If an object cuts out the light, it prevents light from reaching a place.
The curtains were drawn to cut out the sunlight.
7. deter transitive verb
To deter someone from doing something means to make them not want to do it.
This deterred criminals from carrying guns.
Tougher sentences would do nothing to deter crime.
8. discontinue transitive verb
If you discontinue something that you have been doing regularly, you stop doing it.[formal]
Never discontinue treatment without consulting your doctor.
9. discourage transitive verb
To discourage an action, or to discourage someone from doing it, means to try and persuade them not to do it.
Milos tried to discourage her from being friendly with me.
10. dissuade transitive verb
If you dissuade someone from doing something, you persuade them not to do it.[formal]
Do not let your anger dissuade you from being just.
He considered emigrating, but his family managed to dissuade him.
11. forbid transitive verb
If you forbid someone to do something, or if you forbid an activity, you order that it must not be done.
They'll forbid you to marry.
Saudi law forbids the use of right-hand drive vehicles.
12. halt transitive or intransitive verb, (in phrases)
When something such as development or activity halts, or when you halt it, it stops completely. You can also say that these things come to a halt.
The government is trying to halt nearly two years of violence.
13. halt transitive or intransitive verb, (in phrases)
When a vehicle or person halts or when something halts them, they stop moving along and stand still. You can also say that they come to a halt.
She held her hand out flat, to halt him.
The lift came to a halt.
14. hinder transitive verb
If something hinders you, it makes it more difficult for you to do something.
A thigh injury hindered her ability to walk comfortably.
15. hold phrasal verb
If someone or something holds you up, they delay you.
16. impede transitive verb
To impede someone or something means to make their movement, development, or progress difficult.[formal]
Injuries, including a broken leg, impeded his progress as a football player.
17. inhibit transitive verb
If something inhibits an event or process, it prevents it or slows it down.
Sugary drinks inhibit digestion.
18. keep transitive verb
If someone or something keeps you from doing something, they prevent you from doing it.
What can you do to keep it from happening again?
19. pull phrasal verb
When a vehicle or driver pulls up, the vehicle slows down and stops.
20. restrain transitive verb
If someone restrains you, they stop you from doing what you intended or wanted to do, usually by using physical strength.
21. shelve transitive verb
If someone shelves a plan, they decide not to continue with it at that time.
The project has now been shelved.
22. stall transitive or intransitive verb
If a vehicle stalls, or if you accidentally stall it, the engine stops suddenly.
23. stem transitive verb
If you stem something that is spreading from one place to another, you stop it spreading.[formal]
The authorities seem unable to stem the increasing violence.
24. stop transitive verb, (in phrases)
If you stop something, or if you put a stop to it, you prevent it from happening or continuing.
He tried to stop the show.
She wanted to stop us seeing each other.
Having children won't stop me from acting.
His daughter should have put a stop to all these rumours.
25. ward phrasal verb
To ward off a danger or illness means to do something to prevent it from affecting you or harming you.
...the ability of vitamin C to ward off colds.
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Translation of रोकना from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary