make an end of (something)

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make an end of (something)

To stop, cease, or conclude something. I'm going to make an end of the corruption in this department once and for all! I wish my parents would make an end of their bickering and just be civil to one another!
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WITH these words I was thinking that I had made an end of the discussion; but the end, in truth, proved to be only a beginning.
He had hardly made an end of telling his story, when they could perceive, by the unusual noise they made, that the two little armies were engaged in a bloody fight.
So I got #50 in money paid me that same night, and made an end of the bargain; nor did he ever know who I was, or where to inquire for me, so that if it had been discovered that part of the goods were embezzled, he could have made no challenge upon me for it.
He let both of them lie, and went in pursuit of Abas and Polyidus, sons of the old reader of dreams Eurydamas: they never came back for him to read them any more dreams, for mighty Diomed made an end of them.
Owing to the high combustibility of both the flax and the tar to which it adhered, the dwarf had scarcely made an end of his brief speech before the work of vengeance was complete.
When she had thus made an end of praying, she handed the cup to Telemachus and he prayed likewise.
To Rosa direct, she brought a petition from her brother that she would forgive him; and, having delivered it with sisterly earnestness, made an end of the subject.