kibosh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v kibosh stop from happening or developing "Block his election","Halt the process"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Kibosh Nonsense; stuff; also, fashion; style.
    • Kibosh Portland cement when thrown or blown into the recesses of carved stonework to intensify the shadows.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kibosh The form, manner, style, or fashion of something; the thing: as, that is the proper kibosh; full dress is the correct kibosh for the opera.
    • n kibosh Something indefinite; a thing of any kind not definitely conceived or intended: as, I'll give him the kibosh
    • n kibosh The thing in question; the stuff: as, that's the proper kibosh. Hence, specifically.
    • n kibosh The stuff used in filling cracks or giving finish or shadow to architectural sculptures, namely, Portland cement.
    • n kibosh Wages; money. Eng. Dial. Dict. (s. v. kybosh).
    • n kibosh Affectation; display; pretense.
    • n kibosh Stuff; nonsense; rubbish; bosh.
    • n kibosh To put the finishing touches on; perfect (one) in his trade.
    • n kibosh Intransitively, to do one's best.
    • kibosh To finish off; knock out; squash completely; end.
    • kibosh To throw kibosh, or Portland cement, upon (carved stonework) with a blowpipe and a brush, so as to enhance the shadows.
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Usage

In literature:

That'd given 'm plenty of time... only I come along an' put the kibosh on his time.
"When God Laughs and Other Stories" by Jack London
If we can do that we will be in a position to put a kibosh on this plot in a hurry.
"Flower of the North" by James Oliver Curwood
Only be sure and say we must 'ave a day or so to work the spells and put on the kibosh.
"Cape Cod Stories" by Joseph C. Lincoln
That was to put the kibosh on my intention of taking you home to my wife and her bridge party, I suppose.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
And it took us only one day to put the "kibosh" on that particular scheme.
"The Road" by Jack London
This natural stuff puts the kibosh on art And a stock training ain't what it used to be.
"The Broadway Anthology" by Edward L. Bernays, Samuel Hoffenstein, Walter J. Kingsley, Murdock Pemberton
I sought (without great eagerness) the companionship of Kibosh.
"How Doth the Simple Spelling Bee" by Owen Wister
You and Wynn put the kibosh on me, and here you've got a taste of it yourself.
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish
That will put the kibosh on their love affair.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
But I've put the kibosh on that Parlato!
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
I reckon Pappy won't much like it to furnish grub for you while you're puttin' the kibosh on Jeff.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
An' now comes this Drew an' puts the kibosh on everything!
"The Heritage of the Hills" by Arthur P. Hankins
Why put the kibosh on you, Mr. Reelfoot, just because you make me think of a hoptoad?
"The Rider of Golden Bar" by William Patterson White
A borax that kills the vermin of remorse, but that can not be relied upon to kibosh their breeding-place.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
That would put the final kibosh on us, wouldn't it?
"The Real Man" by Francis Lynde
We don't have 'em very often, but every time we do Tom puts the kibosh all over your friend Langridge.
"A Quarter-Back's Pluck" by Lester Chadwick
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In poetry:

Au revoir, old F. S. uniform
That encased my shape of yore
They've put the kibosh on you,
And you'll be seen no more.
"Old F. S. Coat" by Robert A Donaldson
'Twas on our trip dear friends among,
To New Orleans,
A stranger's silly trip of tongue
Kiboshed my dreams:
I heard her say: 'How very young
His mother seems.'
"Henry" by Robert W Service

In news:

DOB puts kibosh on 12-story hotel in Fresh Meadows.
NFL should put kibosh on Josh McDaniels' return to New England Patriots.
The economic downturn has put a kibosh on many peoples holiday shopping.
On Saturday night, No 13 Oklahoma will try to put the kibosh on West Virginia's Geno Smith.
Cops put kibosh on bad drivers.
) — officials have put the kibosh on using government computers to check out porn.
Ever since Judge Jonny and I discovered that extorting accepting bribes from LeMons racers put the kibosh on whining about "unfairness," we've been using special stencils to mark the teams that show respect to the LeMons Supreme Court.
Though we need the rain - and I'm sure no one's complaining - it sure has put the kibosh on most of the angling opportunities along the North Coast.
OURAY COUNTY – The United States Army Corps of Engineers has put the kibosh on an engineered proposal that would leave Laurence "Butch" Gunn's illegal tire dump in place.
Ex-NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue put the kibosh on suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players Tuesday, Dec 4, in the bounty case.
NBC has put the kibosh on midseason newbie.
Coakley puts kibosh on &#% ban.
However, Priory Academy, the school which he attends, put the kibosh on his November facial hair growth.
Even though it was one of the best-attended motorcycle events in North America, American Honda announced in December that this year's Honda Hoot is on the ever-growing economic kibosh list.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has put the kibosh on condiments.
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