─ to consider something closed or completed; to mark or indicate that something is no longer important or pending. (As if one were stamping a bill "paid")
─ to suddenly stop someone from being able to do what they want or hope to do.
─ to destroy irrevocably and utterly.
─ to stop something from happening, or spoil plans for something.
- As last, we were able to put paid to the matter of who is to manager the accounts.
- A serious back injury put paid to her tennis career.