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 (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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It called upon the international community to assume its political and humanitarian responsibilities towards the Palestinian people and act quickly to put an end to Israeli hostilities which violate the peace process and the international law.
BEIRUT: Eight human rights groups denounced Tuesday Lebanon's deportation policy against Palestinian refugees from Syria, urging authorities to put an end to the allegedly biased actions.
We want them to put an end to corruption but firstly they will have to end the corruption in their own party and their law minister," said Khurshid.
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.
Call for National Conference renewed, Talabani BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: President Jalal Talabani renewed the call for a comprehensive National Conference for political components to put an end to the crisis in the country.
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.
PERU (TAP)- Following the deaths of five protesters in clashes with police Friday, the Peruvian government agreed to put an end to a private mining project in the southern department of Puno.
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.