bring/put a stop to


: to bring (something) to a state in which no further activity happens : to end (something)
Negotiations brought a stop to the conflict.
We need to put a stop to these practices.
She wanted to put a stop to the rumors.

Examples of bring/put a stop to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the view of SEC Chair Gary Gensler, who not only put a stop to the sale of the Impact Theory NFTs, but dinged the seller $6.1 million and forced it to destroy all the Reckless, Heroic, and Legendary pictures still in its possession. Byjeff John Roberts, Fortune Crypto, 29 Aug. 2023 So did a lawsuit that was filed by Stanford students including some Review writers against the college in the ’90s, which ultimately compelled the university to overturn its speech code meant to put a stop to bigoted speech on campus. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 24 Aug. 2023 Superintendent of Parks Costa Kutulas told the board the cost would be minimal as staff plans to use fencing previously purchased to fence off the dog beach at Centennial Beach before the village put a stop to it in January. Alex Hulvalchick, Chicago Tribune, 22 Aug. 2023 But global antitrust regulators put a stop to it, and the deal fell apart in February 2022. David Goldman, CNN, 21 Aug. 2023 Eventually, Westbrook discovered what was happening and put a stop to it, but only after his mom lost thousands of dollars. Nerdwallet, cleveland, 13 Aug. 2023 On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court put a stop to the president's plan. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 10 Aug. 2023 These schools are relocating leagues at alarming rates so maybe Congress can’t put a stop to this? Michael Casagrande |, al, 8 Aug. 2023 Unless Congress or college presidents put a stop to this, there’s going to be no end to this consolidation of money and power. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Bring/put a stop to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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