Definition of bring to naught in English:

bring to naught


  • Ruin or foil.

    • ‘In 1989, courageous people brought to naught the Berlin Wall.’
    • ‘All of the divisions of Us, predicated upon the beast within, are brought to naught.’
    • ‘Such recommendations will only bring to naught efforts to increase cooperation and decrease politicization among States.’
    ruin, wreck, destroy, devastate, wreak havoc on, reduce to nothing, blight, smash, shatter, dash, torpedo, scotch, make a mess of, mess up
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