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. If you've had thoughts of putting an end to yourself, you should talk to someone.
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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!
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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: an, end, put, to
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Preliminary assessment of the incident shows that the woman resorted to this extreme action in an attempt to attract attention and win sympathy that may help her put an end to her family dispute.
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