come to naught

Definition of come to naught

old-fashioned
:to be unsuccessful :to not achieve what something was intended to do
  • All our efforts came to naught.

Word by Word Definitions

naught play
  1. : nothing

  1. : nothingness, nonexistence

  2. : the arithmetical symbol 0 : zero, cipher


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