Definition of to/until the bitter end
- I knew she would stand by me to the bitter end.
- He vowed that he would keep fighting until the bitter end.
used as a function word to indicate continuance (as of an action or condition) to a specified time
: up to the time that : up to such time as
: distasteful or distressing to the mind : galling
: marked by intensity or severity:
: bitter (see 1bitter) quality
: a usually alcoholic solution of bitter and often aromatic plant products used especially in preparing mixed drinks or as a mild tonic (see 1tonic 1b)
: to make bitter (see 1bitter)
: to an intense or severe degree : to a bitter (see 1bitter) degree
: the part of an area that lies at the boundary
: a point that marks the extent of something
: the point where something ceases to exist
: to bring to an end
: to make up the end of
: final, ultimate
: to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack
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