Definition of bring to naught in English:

bring to naught

phrase

archaic
  • Ruin or foil.

    • ‘Such recommendations will only bring to naught efforts to increase cooperation and decrease politicization among States.’
    • ‘All of the divisions of Us, predicated upon the beast within, are brought to naught.’
    • ‘In 1989, courageous people brought to naught the Berlin Wall.’
    ruin, wreck, destroy, devastate, wreak havoc on, reduce to nothing, blight, smash, shatter, dash, torpedo, scotch, make a mess of, mess up
    sabotage, poison
    cancel out, neutralize, negate, render ineffective, make of no use or value
    louse up, screw up, foul up, put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, queer
    scupper, cock up, dish, muller
    euchre, cruel
    fuck up
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