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What is another word for throwing cold water on?

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Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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“Should we throw cold water on his dreams of being a rockstar, or should we wait until he's a little older?”
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Present participle for to allay a situation that has escalated
“Security was called to the scene to throw cold water on a heated altercation between two disruptive neighbors.”
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Present participle for to feel, or cause to feel, disheartened after learning the truth about something
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Present participle for to prevent (hopes or expectations) from being realized
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Present participle for to prohibit or interdict the use, participation or inclusion of
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Present participle for to (attempt to) quell or put an end to
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Present participle for to dismiss something as unnecessary or irrelevant
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