make (a) nonsense of

Definition of make (a) nonsense of

British
:to cause (something) to no longer be effective :to take away the value or usefulness of (something)
  • The lack of guards makes a nonsense of the security checkpoint.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

nonsense play
  1. : words or language having no meaning or conveying no intelligible ideas

  2. : language, conduct, or an idea that is absurd or contrary to good sense

  3. : an instance of absurd action

  1. : consisting of an arbitrary grouping of speech sounds or symbols

  2. : consisting of one or more codons that are genetic nonsense — compare antisense, missense


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