Synonyms to nip in the bud

annihilate, bereave of life, block, brake, carry away, carry off, chloroform, cut down, cut off, cut short, deadlock, deprive of life, destroy, dispatch, dispose of, do away with, do for, do to death, end, execute, exterminate, finish, finish off, get rid of, halt, immolate, kill, launch into eternity, liquidate, lynch, make away with, martyr, martyrize, nip, poison, purge, put away, put down, put paid to, put to death, put to sleep, remove from life, sacrifice, slaughter, slay, slow down, stall, starve, stay, stop, stymie, take life, take off, to