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ki·bosh

 (kī′bŏsh′, kī-bŏsh′)
n. Informal
A check, end, or stop: The rain put the kibosh on our plans.

[Originally in early 19th century colloquial to put the kibosh upon, to castigate, overwhelm (a person or political party such as the British Whigs, who were criticized for failing to outlaw flogging in the military), perhaps originally meaning simply "to flog," and from alteration (perhaps in imitation of a cracking whip) of kurbash.]

kibosh

(ˈkaɪˌbɒʃ) or

kybosh

n
put the kibosh on to put a stop to; prevent from continuing; halt
vb
(tr) to put a stop to
[C19: of unknown origin]

ki•bosh

(ˈkaɪ bɒʃ, kɪˈbɒʃ)

n. Slang.
nonsense.
Idioms:
put the kibosh on, to put an end to.
[1830–40; of obscure orig.]

kibosh


Past participle: kiboshed
Gerund: kiboshing

Imperative
kibosh
kibosh
Present
I kibosh
you kibosh
he/she/it kiboshes
we kibosh
you kibosh
they kibosh
Preterite
I kiboshed
you kiboshed
he/she/it kiboshed
we kiboshed
you kiboshed
they kiboshed
Present Continuous
I am kiboshing
you are kiboshing
he/she/it is kiboshing
we are kiboshing
you are kiboshing
they are kiboshing
Present Perfect
I have kiboshed
you have kiboshed
he/she/it has kiboshed
we have kiboshed
you have kiboshed
they have kiboshed
Past Continuous
I was kiboshing
you were kiboshing
he/she/it was kiboshing
we were kiboshing
you were kiboshing
they were kiboshing
Past Perfect
I had kiboshed
you had kiboshed
he/she/it had kiboshed
we had kiboshed
you had kiboshed
they had kiboshed
Future
I will kibosh
you will kibosh
he/she/it will kibosh
we will kibosh
you will kibosh
they will kibosh
Future Perfect
I will have kiboshed
you will have kiboshed
he/she/it will have kiboshed
we will have kiboshed
you will have kiboshed
they will have kiboshed
Future Continuous
I will be kiboshing
you will be kiboshing
he/she/it will be kiboshing
we will be kiboshing
you will be kiboshing
they will be kiboshing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kiboshing
you have been kiboshing
he/she/it has been kiboshing
we have been kiboshing
you have been kiboshing
they have been kiboshing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kiboshing
you will have been kiboshing
he/she/it will have been kiboshing
we will have been kiboshing
you will have been kiboshing
they will have been kiboshing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kiboshing
you had been kiboshing
he/she/it had been kiboshing
we had been kiboshing
you had been kiboshing
they had been kiboshing
Conditional
I would kibosh
you would kibosh
he/she/it would kibosh
we would kibosh
you would kibosh
they would kibosh
Past Conditional
I would have kiboshed
you would have kiboshed
he/she/it would have kiboshed
we would have kiboshed
you would have kiboshed
they would have kiboshed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.kibosh - stop from happening or developingkibosh - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
embargo - prevent commerce; "The U.S. embargoes Libya"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
stay - stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"
Translations

kibosh

[ˈkaɪbɒʃ] N to put the kibosh on sthdar al traste con algo

kibosh

n (inf) to put the kibosh on somethingetw vermasseln (inf)

kibosh

[ˈkaɪˌbɒʃ] n (fam) to put the kibosh on sthmettere fine a qc
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