To end; to terminate; to kill off in a nonbiological sense; kind of like squashing from a position of strength and with moral certitude; to basically reverse a decision or situation with conviction. A word I thought existed in the english language. One I have used many years thinking all know it well. I was amazed to not find it in the dictionary!
1.He realized it was a bad decision to proceed with the contract so he put the kabash on the deal. 2.His son was greatful that his father put the kabash on what would have been a miserable situation.3.
A Hebrew word. According to James Strong in "Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries": to tread down; hence negatively to disregard; positively to conquer, subjugate, violate:—bring into bondage, force, keep under, subdue, bring into subjection.
Word occurs in Micah 7:19 of the Bible. Is translated variously "subdue" "tread under foot" in Bible translations.