bring (something) to an end

idiom

: to stop, finish, or complete (something)
She brought the concert to an end with a piano solo.

Examples of bring (something) to an end in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In World War II, the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on the two Japanese cities Walberg referenced in an effort to bring to an end a conflict that would ultimately cost 15 million lives on battlefields worldwide. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 30 Mar. 2024 The closure will bring to an end a 20-month process of regulatory approvals and battles, and comes months after EU regulators approved the deal thanks to additional concessions from Microsoft. Tom Warren, The Verge, 13 Oct. 2023 The resolutions bring to an end U.S. and Danish investigations, although scrutiny of the bank’s anti-money-laundering controls will likely continue for years. Dylan Tokar, WSJ, 13 Dec. 2022 Local and state leaders this week have suggested the Huntington Beach spill should do what the 1969 accident and others did not: bring to an end all drilling along the California coast. John Myers, Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2021 The resignation is effective Sept. 30 and will bring to an end nearly two decades of Gutwein's leadership at HHC, a sprawling agency that also controls the Marion County Public Health Department, Eskenazi Health and Indianapolis EMS. Tim Evans, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Aug. 2020 The pact, signed in January, aimed to bring to an end the U.S.-China trade war that began in 2018. Grady McGregor, Fortune, 25 Aug. 2020 The deal closing would bring to an end a months-long battle over the acquisition, which Musk previously sought to exit but earlier this month agreed to move forward with the deal on the originally agreed upon terms. Donie O'Sullivan, CNN, 26 Oct. 2022 That will bring to an end some 30 years and $10 billion of planning, building, testing and innovating, followed by 6 months of terror, tension and anticipation. New York Times, 10 July 2022

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“Bring (something) to an end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20%28something%29%20to%20an%20end. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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