put an end to (something)


: 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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Los Angeles County has asked a federal appeals court to put an end to a years-long lawsuit over the government response to the homelessness crisis, arguing that the judge overseeing the case abused his power and overstepped his authority. Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2023 In neighboring Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tried to put an end to the country’s refugee issue, a move that analysts have said was intended to boost his popularity ahead of this week’s election. Cnn Staff, CNN, 10 May 2023 No next of kin was found, but that doesn't put an end to Patch's future. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2023 Kelly Clarkson just put an end to Blake Shelton‘s fibbing. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 15 Mar. 2023 In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down. Partner Content, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Dec. 2022 But Cameron, who has always maintained that the script calls for Jack to die, is determined to put an end to these questions. Ella Feldman, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Dec. 2022 Students in the University of California system are reportedly supportive of the deal with academic workers that put an end to a 32-day strike. Pilar Arias, Fox News, 18 Dec. 2022 Retailers have been complaining about swipe fees for decades, winning the occasional victory (including a 5.5-billion-dollar settlement brokered by a federal judge in 2019), but failing to find a court of law willing to put an end to the credit-card industry’s entire pricing system. James Lardner, The New Yorker, 15 Dec. 2022 See More

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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 29 May. 2023.

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