kaput kaput

Definition(s):

  • (adj) destroyed or killed

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. By the time he was released, Prohibition was kaput, and other mobsters had taken over his organization.
  2. But his grandiose vision of transforming the staid blue chip into the world's largest broadband Internet business went kaput with the pop of the tech bubble.
  3. If two of them voted no, the bill would be kaput.

News

  1. Comments

    Twelve hours now, the power's been out. And I'm writing by candlelight in the kitchen. The only thing technologically enhanced about this is my .7mm mechanical pencil (do I have enough lead?). I'd be writing on my iphone, except it's gone. Kaput. The battery is, anyway. And that's the issue.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

  2. ways to prepare for possible ban on cell use while driving

    A bill to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving awaits approval from Governor Quinn. If the bill becomes law… that doesn't mean your car conversations are kaput.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WEEK News 25 Central Illinois

  3. Has The Death Of A Euro-African Renewable Link Been Exaggerated?

    Despite a series of reports to the contrary, the ambitious Desertec solar scheme insists that the dream of linking North Africa's wealth of renewable power to the European market is far from kaput and will soon release a report outlining just how possible it is.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "It's sort of like the old days of PiL, when the [Sex] Pistols went kaput," Lydon told Billboard. "We've got no backing - no recording company, no sponsors, nothing like that ...... The only way we can make money is the touring, and then we...
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Johnny Rotten Source: The Guardian

  2. "If Tim Geithner, the New York Fed chairman, gets a top spot in the Barack Obama's cabinet, we are done, finished, kaput. It is that simple," CNBC commentator Jim Cramer wrote in Real Money magazine.
    on Nov 21, 2008 By: Jim Cramer Source: FOXNews

  3. "They aren't saying it's tough for him to win the Republican nomination or that he's an underdog. They are saying he is finished. Kaput," Rothenberg wrote.
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Stuart Rothenberg Source: Arizona Republic

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