Значение идиомы put an end to

[put an end to] or [put a stop to] {v. phr.} 1. To make end; stop; end.

The farmer built an electric fence around his fieldto put an end to trespassing.

The principal said that running inthe halls was dangerous, and told the teachers to put a stop to it.

2. To destroy or kill.

The new highway took most of the trafficfrom the old road and put an end to Mr. Hanson’s motel business.

When the horse broke his leg, the farmer put an end to him.