put an end to


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Related to put an end to: let off, run by, fall out with, in line with, put on hold

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.
See also: end, put

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!
See also: end, put

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]
See also: end, put
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Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz expressed deep concern over the deteriorated situation in north of Iraq, calling on the international community to put an end to this deteriorated situation.
The Shura Council urged a strong pan-Arab stance so as to push the UN Security Council to pass binding resolutions that put an end to Israeli attacks and criminalise their perpetrators.
Efforts by Gulf officials to put an end to trafficking have often been defeated by well-organised traffickers both in the expatriates' home nations and in the Gulf countries.
The MOEF's latest decision will help put an end to all this.
Do not allow the NHS to be worn away by subtle forms and ideas by bright sparks that want to put an end to the NHS.
Summary: Morocco and Spain announced, on Tuesday, their decision to strengthen the joint fight against drug trafficking and set up new mechanisms to put an end to it.
It s time to put an end to his war on working families.
ROP's source emphasized that despite the efforts exerted crackdown the infiltration phenomenon, more efforts are required in order to put an end to it.
Summary: Cairo - The Arab Parliament called, on Sunday in Cairo, upon Spain to engage in "serious negotiations" with Morocco to put an end to its occupation of the Moroccan cities of Sebta and Mellilia and the neighboring islets.
Summary: ABU DHABI, June 20, 2010, SPA -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE), under the leadership of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, plays an active role in strengthening international efforts to put an end to the suffering of refugees and the dangerous consequences of displacement and uprooting.
He stated that Ray Mallon vowed to put an end to reckless cycling on the pavement, put an end to foul and abusive language and behaviour and, inter alia, put an end to the town's drinking culture.
The Jerusalem Congress (JC) called on Arab and International Islamic Organizations to push for enforcing international legitimacy resolutions that deem Jerusalem as occupied Arab land to put an end to Israeli violations against religious sites in the holy city.
Kennedy right when he said: Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind ?
Politically we are too weak to be able to put an end to this struggle or have any kind of input in it.
Faithful and honest efforts exerted by President Ali Abdullah Saleh concerning the Palestinian issue will continue to be one of the largest and most important sources of assistance that will put an end to such issues.