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Prevent the occurrence of
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“Police officers will also make regular checks to deter the sale and use of drugs in discos and pubs.”
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To discourage or deter someone from doing something
“Some, however, doubt that a minimum five-year jail term will deter hardened criminals.”
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To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage
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Keep at bay
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Make less strong or intense
axeUK
axUS
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To seal off (a place) to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving
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