Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “put paid to sth”

put paid to sth

UK
to finish or destroy something: A knee injury has put paid to her chances of getting into the final.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
(Definition of put paid to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “put paid to sth”

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More