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nix American English

Meaning: to cancel something, to stop something from happening

For example:

  • The slowing economy meant that many companies had their plans for expansion nixed when they couldn't get the loans they needed.

  • Kelly's parents nixed the idea of a slumber party when she said some boys would come as well.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

The president nixed the trade deal because he thought it was
  1. a great idea
  2. an interesting idea
  3. a bad idea

Discuss: nix

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