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Put a Stop To

What Does "Put a Stop To" Mean?

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"Put a stop to" is an English idiom. It means "to end, halt, or prevent something from continuing, especially something negative or undesirable."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "put a stop to" used in a sentence:
  • The school implemented strict measures to put a stop to bullying among students.
  • He was determined to put a stop to the illegal activities occurring in the neighbourhood.
  • The government is taking action to put a stop to the illegal drug trade.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Put a Stop To" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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