Definition of bring to naught in US English:

bring to naught


  • Ruin or foil.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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
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