go kaput

idiom

informal
: to break
Our washing machine was working perfectly, and then suddenly it went kaput.

Examples of go kaput in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, in situations where colleges or universities go bankrupt or go kaput, the law is pretty clear. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 11 July 2023 Twitter is unlikely to go kaput, but its technology operations have become more precarious since November, seven current and former employees said. Kate Conger, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2023 Solar panels affixed to homes (and other structures) that are connected to the power grid will also go kaput during power outages. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 22 Sep. 2022 But John Beccia, a consultant who works with financial services clients, and a former general counsel at Circle, points out that there is no legal precedent for what would happen to my assets if Circle should go kaput. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Aug. 2022 Maybe Florida won’t be ready to play emotionally after watching its College Football Playoff dreams go kaput. Christopher Smith, al, 14 Dec. 2020

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“Go kaput.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20kaput. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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