One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Put an end to.‘in dry climates, the onset of summer drought may put a period to plant activity’
bring to an end, bring to a close, finish, close, wind up, terminate, dissolveView synonyms
- ‘‘They say they want to put a period to my presidency.’’
- ‘Plot had not originally intended to include such material in the book since he believed that the chapter on arts had ‘finish'd the Natural History of Oxford-shire’ and prompted him ‘accordingly [to] here put a period to my Essay!’’
- ‘After all, he alone correctly predicted her response, warning him that she could not outlive the ‘perpetrated outrage,’ and that ‘wasting grief [would] put a period to her days ’.’
- ‘Why are you determined to put a period to your own existence if his is the pistol that's primed?’
- ‘Then there's a lull; people stare into their empty glasses, then pat the table with open palms and put a period to our merry night.’
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