One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Ruin or foil.
ruin, wreck, destroy, devastate, wreak havoc on, reduce to nothing, blight, smash, shatter, dash, torpedo, scotch, make a mess of, mess upView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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