One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a disastrous fire put paid to their pioneering exploits’
forestall, thwart, frustrate, baulk, stand in the way of
scotch, derail, foil, smash, dash
stop, check, block, prevent, defeat, impede, obstruct, snooker, oppose, hinder, hamper
informal put the stopper on, put the kibosh on, do for, stymie
British informal scupper, put the mockers on, nobble
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.