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Meaning of KIBOSH

Pronunciation:  'kIbâsh

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

KIBOSH is a 6 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: block, halt, stop
 See Also: embargo, forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, stay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ki"bosh\, n.
1. Nonsense; stuff; also, fashion; style. [Slang]

2. Portland cement when thrown or blown into the recesses of
   carved stonework to intensify the shadows.

{To put the kibosh on}, to do for; to dispose of. [Slang]

Thesaurus Terms
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