English noun: nix
|1.||nix (quantity) a quantity of no importance|
|Samples||It looked like nothing I had ever seen before.|
Reduced to nil all the work we had done.
We racked up a pathetic goose egg.
It was all for naught.
I didn't hear zilch about it.
|Synonyms||aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, nada, naught, nil, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zip, zippo|
|Broader (hypernym)||relative quantity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, nihil, sweet Fanny Adams|
English verb: nix
|1.||nix (communication) command against|
|Samples||I forbid you to call me late at night.|
Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store.
Dad nixed our plans.
|Synonyms||disallow, forbid, interdict, prohibit, proscribe, veto|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
|Broader (hypernym)||command, require|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ban, bar, criminalise, criminalize, debar, enjoin, exclude, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw|
|Antonyms||countenance, permit, allow, let|