put an end to (something)

(redirected from put an end to something)

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Roshak--You can put an end to something wondrous, but only at a cost.
What she means is to put an end to something, but far from saying that, she says: "This is now a time for reflection and the aim is to bring finality to the issue as soon as we can."
YOU have a chance now to put an end to something that has been irritating you for quite some time.
"They will try to put an end to something on the spot, even if it is clearly unfair to one party."