put paid to

put paid to
put paid to put paid to, v. t. 1. To put an end to. Hence: To prove false; to discredit; as, Galileo's observations put paid to the notion that the Earth was the center of the universe. [PJC]

2. To defeat; to cause the defeat of. [PJC]

The Argentine's infamous Hand of God goals when he punched the ball into the net, and a spectacular solo effort put paid to England in the last eight . . . --Sunday Times, 17 May 1998 [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • put paid to — (something) British & Australian to suddenly stop someone from being able to do what they want or hope to do. A serious back injury put paid to her tennis career …   New idioms dictionary

  • put paid to — ► put paid to informal stop abruptly; destroy. Main Entry: ↑paid …   English terms dictionary

  • put paid to — phrasal Britain : to finish off : wipe out a tempest had put paid to their efforts David Masters puts paid to whatever chances you had of coming first Roy Saunders * * * put paid to 1. To finish 2. To destroy chances of success in …   Useful english dictionary

  • put paid to — verb a) (bookkeeping) to mark a bill or a debt record as paid . The rain put paid to our plans for a picnic. b) to terminate; to cancel (plans or expectations); to stop something once and for all …   Wiktionary

  • Put paid to — This is an expression which means to put an end to something. For example you could say that rain put paid to the cricket match, meaning it stopped play …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • put paid to — Meaning To finish something off. Origin Accountants used to print Paid on bills when the paperwork for a sale was completed …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • put paid to — informal stop abruptly; destroy. → paid …   English new terms dictionary

  • put paid to — phrasal chiefly British to finish off ; bring an end to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • put paid to —  End. Defeat …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • put paid to something — british phrase to bring something to an end A spinal operation put paid to her career as a ballet dancer. Thesaurus: to bring an end to somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym Main entry: paid * * * put ˈpaid to sth …   Useful english dictionary

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