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put paid to

Definition of put paid to

British informal

  1. :  to cause (something) to end :  to stop (something) <The storm put paid to his attempt to sail around the world.> <They hope to put paid to the argument once and for all.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

paidplay
  1. : past and past participle of pay

  1. :  marked by the receipt of pay

    :  being or having been paid or paid for


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