Have a subduing or inhibiting effect on: he put a damper on her youthful excitement
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- A droopy stock market and the dot-com crash that began nearly two years ago put a damper on the high end at a time when many were trying to cash in on the real-estate boom.
- Quit worrying, you're putting a damper on the day.
- Well, okay, bad weather can put a damper on any vacation (pardon the pun).
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