Synonyms of spanner in English:

spanner

noun

Phrases

put/throw a spanner in the works (of)

British informal
these divides are threatening to put a spanner in the works of the European constitutional projectinterfere (with)hinderhamperobstructdisruptimpedeinhibitretardbaulkthwartfoilcurbdelayset backslow downhold backhold uprestrictrestrainconstrainblockcheckcurtailfrustratecrampbridlehandicapcripplehamstringshacklefetterencumber informalstymieNorth American informalborkput/throw a monkey wrench in the works of rarecumbertrammel

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