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English definition of “end”

end

verb [I or T]     /end/
to finish or stop, or to make something finish or stop: What time is your meeting due to end? Her resignation ends months of speculation about her future. Our contract with those suppliers ended in April.end in sth The negotiations ended in failure after three days.end (sth) with sth I'd like to end my presentation with a little story...
(Definition of end verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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