come to naught

Definition of come to naught


  1. :  to be unsuccessful :  to not achieve what something was intended to do <All our efforts came to naught.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  nothing

  1. :  nothingness, nonexistence

    :  the arithmetical symbol 0 :  zero, cipher

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