Results for: end
end /nd/ n. 1 the last part of s.t., (syn.) the extremity: the end of a stick (wire, street, etc.) 2 the last part in time, the finish, (syns.) the termination, conclusion: the end of a story (a class, a year, etc.) 3 a serious conclusion, such as destruction or death: the end of all hope (ones marriage, a life, etc.) 4 frml. a goal, purpose: The company wanted to improve its image, so to that end, it hired a popular athlete to appear in its advertisements. 5 at s.o.s end: in s.o.s area of responsibility: Have there been any problems at your end of the project? 6 at the end of ones rope: totally blocked and frustrated: He has tried everything to stop smoking, but he cannot do it, and now he is at the end of his rope. 7 (at) the end of the line: (at) the final point of an activity or relationship where there can be no more progress: We argue all the time, so this is the end of the line. Good-bye! 8 end to end: with the ends of objects touching each other: We put two tables end to end to make one long table. 9 infrml. no end of: a lot of: The boy caused no end of trouble for his parents. 10 on end: a. placed on an extremity, upright: A worker stood the table on end so that he could paint its underside. b. (of time) for a long time without stopping: She waited for days on end before his letter finally arrived. 11 to bring to an end: to conclude, terminate: The manager brought the meeting to an end. 12 infrml. to go off the deep end: to do s.t. that is very foolish or risky: He bought a boat he cannot afford; he went off the deep end! 13 to hold up or keep up ones end: to do what one agreed to do: You promised to pay half the cost, so give me a check and hold up your end of the bargain. 14 to make ends meet: to get enough money to pay for necessities and survive financially: I make just enough money to make ends meet, to pay the rent and buy food. 15 to put an end to: to stop (usu. s.t. that is annoying): I put an end to her complaints by simply telling her to stop!
v. 1 [I;T] to make stop, bring to an end: We ended our conversation with a promise to see each other again. 2 [I] to come to a stop, finish: The sandy beach ends two miles north of here. 3 phrasal v. insep. [I] to end in s.t.: to result in: The meeting ended in a confrontation. 4 to end it all or to put an end to it all: to kill oneself, commit suicide: He had cancer and decided to end it all by shooting himself. 5 phrasal v. [I] to end up: to come finally to a particular place or position: She ended up owning the company where she had gotten her first job.
Thesaurus: end v. 1 to finish, conclude, terminate 2 to leave off, run out. Ant. to begin.