put a stop to

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But this did not put a stop to the general tumult, though it delivered this particular family.
I'll put a stop to this,' she said to herself, and shouted out,
Is it possible," resumed Phileas Fogg, his voice betraying not the least emotion, "that these barbarous customs still exist in India, and that the English have been unable to put a stop to them?
That would soon put a stop to the attacks, or at least the blacks would scarce be so bold.
Too many people were working magic in the Land of Oz, and so our lovely Princess Ozma put a stop to it.