anchoritic, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, be mute, be silent, beleaguer, beset, besiege, blockade, bolt, bottle up, bound, box in, box up, button, button up, cage, cease, chamber, check, choke, choke off, clap, cloister, cloistered, close, close down, close in, close shop, close up, compass, confine, confound, confute, constrain, constrict, contain, contract, contradict, controvert, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, cork up, corral, cover, crib, crush, defeat, demolish, deny, detain, dismiss, dispose of, domestic, dry up, dummy up, encage, encircle, enclose, encompass, enshrine, eremitic, fasten, fence in, finish, floor, fold, fold up, forswear speech, hedge in, hem in, hermitic, hermitish, hold, hold in custody, hold in restraint, house in, hush, immure, impound, imprison, incarcerate, include, inhibit, jail, keep in, keep in custody, keep in detention, keep mum, keep quiet, keep silent, keep still, kennel, key, latch, leaguer, lock, lock out, lock up, make no sign, mew, mew up, nonplus, occlude, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, padlock, parry, pen, pen in, pen up, pipe down, play dumb, plumb, pocket, pound, put to silence, quarantine, quiet, quiet down, quieten, rail in, rebut, recluse, reduce to silence, refute, restrain, restrict, say nothing, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, sequestered, settle, shackle, shrine, shush, shut, shut down, shut in, shut the door, shut up
shop, shutter, silence, slam, smash all opposition, snap, soft-pedal, squash, squeeze shut, squelch, stable, stand mute, stay-at-home, still, strangle, subvert, surround, undermine, upset, wall in, wrap, yard, yard up, zip up, zipper
restrain, check, put under restraint, lay under restraint, enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall, restrict, debar, constrain, coerce, curb, control, hold back, hold from, hold in, hold in check, hold within bounds, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep within bounds, hold in leash, hold in leading strings, withhold, keep under, repress, suppress, smother, pull in, rein in, hold, hold fast, keep a tight hand on, prohibit, inhibit, cohibit, enchain, fasten, fetter, shackle, entrammel, bridle, muzzle, hopple, gag, pinion, manacle, handcuff, tie one's hands, hobble, bind hand and foot, swathe, swaddle, pin down, tether, picket, tie down, tie up, secure, forge fetters, disable, hamstring (incapacitate), confine, shut up
, shut in, clap up, lock up, box up, mew up, bottle up, cork up, seal up, button up, hem in, bolt in, wall in, rail in, impound, pen, coop, inclose, cage, incage, encage, close the door upon, cloister, imprison, immure, incarcerate, entomb, clap under hatches, lay under hatches, put in irons, put in a strait-waistcoat, throw into prison, cast into prison, put into bilboes, arrest, take up, take charge of, take into custody, take prisoner, take captive, make prisoner, make captive, captivate, lead captive, lead into captivity, send to prison, commit to prison, commit, give in charge, give in custody, subjugate.
close, occlude, plug, block up, stop up, fill up, bung up, cork up, button up, stuff up, shut up
, dam up, blockade, obstruct, bar, bolt, stop, seal, plumb, choke, throttle, ram down, dam, cram, trap, clinch, put to the door, shut the door.
confute, refute, disprove, parry, negative, controvert, rebut, confound, disconfirm, redargue, expose, show the fallacy of, defeat, demolish, break, overthrow, overturn scatter to the winds, explode, invalidate, silence, put to silence, reduce to silence, clinch an argument, clinch a question, give one a setdown, stop the mouth, shut up
, have, have on the hip, not leave a leg to stand on, cut the ground from under one's feet, be confuted, fail, expose one's weak point, show one's weak point, counter evidence.