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Definition of "kibosh" []

  • Informal A checking or restraining element: had to put the kibosh on a poorly conceived plan. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kibosh" in a sentence
  • "Let me suggest the Hebrew word kavash as a possible origin of the slang word kibosh."
  • "I love that word kibosh, reminds me so much of Joe Davola."
  • "Spencer Parsons: "A little less than a year since the first public screenings, Warner Bros. has called the kibosh on performances of Brad Neely's Wizard People, Dear Reader, though no official legal action has been taken, and none appears imminent.""