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end

noun [C]  /end/ us  

end noun [C] (LAST PART)

the last or farthest part of something or of a period of time, beyond which it does not exist: She tied one end of the rope to a tree. The punctuation at the end of this sentence is a period. Did you stay to the end of the movie? Steve can swim to the far end of the lake and back. at an end To be at an end is to be finished: His career was at an end. end to end If things are end to end, they are all facing in the same direction, with the back end of each against the front end of the next one: The new cars were lined up end to end.

end noun [C] (PART)

a specific part or division of an activity: She takes care of the financial end of the business and I handle the marketing end.

end noun [C] (INTENTION)

something that your actions or efforts are intended to achieve; an aim: To accomplish that end, you will have to work hard and be lucky, too.

end noun [C] (FOOTBALL PLAYER)

(in football) one of two players who begin play farthest from the ball: a defensive end
endlessly
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈen·dlə·sli/ us  
Education policy is endlessly debated.

end

verb [I/T]  /end/ us  

end verb [I/T] (FINISH)

to finish or stop, or to make something finish or stop: [I] Our arguments always end in tears. [T] She ended her speech on an optimistic note.
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