put a damper on

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Loyola (8-3) put a damper on Lakewood's first home playoff game since 1993.
The attractive yields and spreads that brought insurers flocking back to commercial mortgages in the second half of 1993 have declined, which should put a damper on insurers' real estate lending activity this year, according to a leading insurance/real estate expert.
Coaches fear the stadium's closure could put a damper on prep sports at the