What is another word for throwing cold water on?

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Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
“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
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“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 oppose by expressing disapproval
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Present participle for to convince not to try or do
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Present participle for to cause to feel sorrow
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Present participle for to discourage or overwhelm
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Present participle for to prevent (hopes or expectations) from being realized
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Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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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 free from illusion, false belief or enchantment
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Present participle for to dismiss something as unnecessary or irrelevant
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