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.’
    • ‘In 1989, courageous people brought to naught the Berlin Wall.’
    • ‘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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