put an end to(redirected from make an end of)
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put an end to (oneself)
To commit suicide; to end one's own life. Many poor souls put an end to themselves when the stock market crashed in 1929. I'm thinking of going to see a therapist. Sometimes I just get so overwhelmed with sadness and anxiety that I feel like putting an end to myself.
put an end to (something)
To stop, cease, or conclude something. I'm going to put an end to the corruption in this department once and for all! I wish my sisters would put an end to their bickering and just be civil to one another!
put an end to
Also, put a stop to. Terminate, abolish, as in It's time they put an end to their feud, or The police chief vowed to put a stop to prostitution. This locution is more emphatic than the plain verbs end or stop. [Mid-1600s]