put a stop to

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put a stop to (something)

To stop, cease, or conclude something. I'm going to put a stop to the corruption in this department once and for all! I wish my parents would put a stop to their bickering and just be civil to one another!
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put a stop to something

 and put an end to something
to bring something to an end. I want you to put a stop to all this bad behavior. Please put an end to this conversation.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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