bring something to an end

to stop something

the battle that brought the war to an end


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  • bring something to an end — …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring something to a halt — bring something to an end/a close/a halt/ phrase to make something stop He brought the conversation to a close. Thesaurus: to bring an end to somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring something to a close — bring something to an end/a close/a halt/ phrase to make something stop He brought the conversation to a close. Thesaurus: to bring an end to somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring something into force — bring sth into ˈforce idiom to cause a law, rule, etc. to start being used • They are hoping to bring the new legislation into force before the end of the year. Main entry: ↑forceidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring */*/*/ — UK [brɪŋ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms bring : present tense I/you/we/they bring he/she/it brings present participle bringing past tense brought UK [brɔːt] / US [brɔt] past participle brought Collocations: If you bring, take, or fetch… …   English dictionary

  • end — end1 [ end ] noun count *** ▸ 1 final part ▸ 2 place farthest out ▸ 3 reason/goal ▸ 4 part in activity ▸ 5 opposite place ▸ 6 someone s death ▸ 7 in football ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) the final part of a period of time: at the end of something: You re… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • end */*/*/ — I UK [end] / US noun [countable] Word forms end : singular end plural ends Get it right: end: People often confuse the phrases at the end and in the end. In the end is similar to finally or eventually. Use it when you are saying what happens… …   English dictionary

  • bring — W1S1 [brıŋ] v past tense and past participle brought [bro:t US bro:t] [T] [: Old English; Origin: bringan] 1.) a) to take something or someone with you to the place where you are now, or to the place you are talking about →↑take ▪ Did you bring… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bring — [brɪŋ] verb brought PTandPP [brɔːt ǁ brɒːt] LAW bring a case/​charge/​suit/​lawsuit to organize a legal case against someone: • a string of lawsuits brought by jobseekers who think they re the victims of discrimination • Company directors are… …   Financial and business terms

  • bring the curtain down — If you bring the curtain down on something, you bring it to a end …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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