One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘early marriage and early widowhood put an end to her dreams’
destroy, kill, bring to an end, be the end of, end, extinguish, dash, quell, quash, ruin, wreck, shatter, smash, crush, scotch
stop, block, frustrate, thwart, put a stop to, prevent, defeat, derail
informal put paid to, do for, put the lid on, put the kibosh on, stymie, queer
British informal scupper, dish
2‘it took over a hundred years to put an end to child labour’
abolish, do away with, get rid of, scrap, end, stop, terminate, eradicate, eliminate, exterminate, destroy, annihilate, stamp out, obliterate, wipe out, extinguish, quash, expunge, extirpate
annul, cancel, invalidate, nullify, void, dissolve, erase, delete
rescind, repeal, revoke, overturn
discontinue, remove, withdraw, retract, countermand, excise, drop, jettison, vitiate, abrogate
informal axe, ditch, junk, scrub, dump, chop, give something the chop, knock something on the head
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