put an end to

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Related to put an end to: let off, run by, fall out with, in line with, put on hold
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I must be safe as you've put an end to what ought never to ha' been begun.
Wait a little, put an end to the fever, - wait till to-morrow.
It was necessary that I should return without delay to Geneva, there to watch over the lives of those I so fondly loved and to lie in wait for the murderer, that if any chance led me to the place of his concealment, or if he dared again to blast me by his presence, I might, with unfailing aim, put an end to the existence of the monstrous image which I had endued with the mockery of a soul still more monstrous.
I feel this is too much, Joan; I shall put an end to myself, title and all--I can bear it no longer
He knew that he must do something to put an end to this suffering, but what he wanted to do was too terrible.
It was put an end to by the fair gentleman, in his own pleasant way.
They set James free and willingly consented that he should marry his lady, for in this way they hoped to bind England and Scotland together, and put an end to wars between the two countries.
He added that his country continues to exert every possible effort to help find a solution that would put an end to the crisis in Syria.
55pm A detective tries to use his opiumtriggered visions to put an end to Jack the Ripper's reign of terror over 19th-century London.
Bakri Hassan Salih, in Addis Ababa, to use its influence and special relations to put an end to the dispute in South Sudan and convince the disputing parties to sit for peaceful negotiations for ending the conflict and putting an end to the tragedy in South Sudan.
The Union of the Orient Christians with the participation of Christian unions staged a rally in Vienna calling for stopping the terrorist acts against the Christians in the Middle East, particularly in Syria and Iraq and to put an end to the displacement process.
The council urged all Palestinian factions to join ranks - stressing the need for Arabs to step up efforts to put an end to the Israeli assault on Gaza Strip.