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kibosh

Line breaks: ki¦bosh
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌɪbɒʃ
 
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(also kybosh)

Definition of kibosh in English:

noun

(in phrase put the kibosh on) informal
Put an end to; dispose of decisively: he put the kibosh on the deal
More example sentences
  • Were you ever with a guy in a relationship with somebody so obsessed with something that you had to kind of put the kibosh on either the guy or that thing?
  • The city council nearly put the kybosh on the appearance by objecting to the original plan - a midnight appearance - because of safety concerns.
  • But the shortage of ammunition, which allowed the game birds to grow in number, put the kibosh on shooting almost entirely, and the birds multiplied in comparative peace.
Synonyms
put a stop to, check, curb, stop, halt, bring to an end, put an end to, nip in the bud, quash, block, cancel, scotch, thwart, frustrate, prevent, quell, suppress
informal squelch, put paid to, scupper, spike, stymie

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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