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Synonyms

end

noun

the final part of a period of time

ending

noun

a time when something stops permanently

finish

noun

the end of something

conclusion

noun

formal the end of something

withdrawal

noun

the act of stopping something or of taking something away

closure

noun

the end of something such as a discussion, piece of writing, activity, or event

passing

noun

the process by which something ends or stops existing

close

noun

the end of something such as a period of time, event, or activity

expiry

noun

British the end of a period of time during which an agreement, offer, or official document exists or can be used

closure

noun

the feeling that an unpleasant experience has ended or been settled

back end

noun

the end of a period of time

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abolition

noun

the official end to a law, system, practice etc

a clean break

a sudden complete end to something such as a relationship or a period of time spent in a place

a grinding halt

a situation in which something gradually stops operating completely

apocalypse

noun

a time when the whole world will be destroyed

cancellation

noun

a decision to stop something that has been arranged from taking place

cessation

noun

formal an end to something

coda

noun

something that happens at the end of a series of events

completion

noun

the time when an activity or job is finished

consummation

noun

formal the time at which something is finally completed

death

noun

the time when something ends or the fact that it ends

death blow

noun

an action or event that causes the sudden and complete end of something important

death knell

noun

an event or situation that is a sign of the end of something

death throes

noun

the final stages of something before it comes to an end or fails completely

demise

noun

very formal the time when something stops existing

denouement

noun

formal the end of a book, play, or series of events, when everything is explained

Doomsday

the time in the future when some people believe that the world will end

the dying moments/seconds of something

the period of time just before something ends

the eleventh hour

the last possible moment that you can do something, especially prevent something bad from happening

embers

noun

the last moments or parts of something

emergence

noun

the process of stopping being involved in a difficult situation or period of time

end

noun

the final part of something such as a book, film, or piece of music

end

noun

the time when a situation, event, or series of events stops

end game

noun

the final part of a game, battle, or political process when the result is decided

the end of the road/line

the moment when someone or something has to stop, for example because they cannot succeed or improve

expiration

noun

American the expiry of something

the fag end of something

Britishinformal the last and worst part of something

the final curtain

mainly literary the end of something, especially life

finale

noun

the last event in a series of events, especially one that is very exciting or impressive

finality

noun

formal the fact or feeling that something has ended and has no possible future

the final/last/death throes of something

the last stages of something, just before it ends, usually when it is ending badly

finishing/final touch

something that you add or do to make something complete

the finishing touch/touches

the last small details that make something complete

grand finale

noun

an impressive end to something

the home straight

noun

British the last part of an activity or process

knell

noun

a death knell

the last/final straw

the last of a series of events that causes an angry or violent reaction

last gasp

mainly literary the end of something

the last lap

the last stage of something long and difficult

loose end

noun

the final details or parts of something that you have not yet completed or dealt with

quietus

noun

literary an end to something, usually something unpleasant

the tail end

noun

the very last part of something

term

noun

formal the end of the period of time that something lasts, especially a legal, business, or financial agreement

termination

noun

the end of an agreement, job, or situation

wind-down

noun

the time or process when you gradually do less of an activity because you are preparing to stop completely

wind-up

noun

the process of ending something

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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