put an end to (something)

idiom

: to cause (something) to stop or prevent (something) from continuing
They promise to put an end to unfair policies.
The new mayor vowed to put an end to the violence.

Examples of put an end to (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The European Union was created to put an end to war and has proved a peace magnet. Roger Cohen Laetitia Vancon, New York Times, 6 June 2024 Sixteen years after seven teens are abandoned at an isolated desert conversion camp, the survivors of that terrible summer must come together to put an end to Camp Resolution. Anusha Praturu, Vulture, 22 May 2024 With the count at 0-1, Martinez smacked the ball into center field deep enough for Warner to sprint home from second to finally put an end to what could be the greatest NCS championship game in history. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 25 May 2024 After realizing the game-makers won't set them free to save 1st Floor, 3rd Floor begins taking out every camera in the complex to put an end to their entertainment. Megan McCluskey, TIME, 20 May 2024 Northland College delayed decision on closure twice The decision announced Wednesday evening put an end to a seven-week period of stress, speculation and uncertainty for the campus. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 1 May 2024 Abraham Lincoln himself said on any number of occasions that the war was fought to preserve the union, not to put an end to slavery. For Carroll County Times, Baltimore Sun, 17 Mar. 2024 But the government survived long enough to put an end to the affair. Maurice Samuels / Made By History, TIME, 21 May 2024 The film was met with respectful applause that went on for three and a half minutes before Cronenberg put an end to it by taking the mic and thanking the crowd. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 May 2024

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“Put an end to (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20an%20end%20to%20%28something%29. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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