come\ to\ naught


come\ to\ naught
• come to naught formal
• come to nothing
v. phr.
To end in failure; fail; be in vain.

The dog's attempts to climb the tree after the cat came to nothing.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • come to naught — index fail (lose), perish, succumb Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • come to naught — phrasal see come to nothing * * * come to naught (archaic) To come to nothing, fail • • • Main Entry: ↑naught * * * be ruined or foiled …   Useful english dictionary

  • come to naught — be ruined or foiled. → naught …   English new terms dictionary

  • come to naught — idi to end in failure …   From formal English to slang

  • come to nothing — also {formal}[come to naught] {v. phr.} To end in failure; fail; be in vain. * /The dog s attempts to climb the tree after the cat came to nothing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come to nothing — also {formal}[come to naught] {v. phr.} To end in failure; fail; be in vain. * /The dog s attempts to climb the tree after the cat came to nothing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • naught — naught, nought Naught is an archaic or literary word meaning ‘nothing’ and it survives chiefly in phrases such as come to naught or set at naught. In BrE nought is the term for the digit 0 (zero in AmE). The game called noughts and crosses in BrE …   Modern English usage

  • come\ to\ nothing — • come to naught formal • come to nothing v. phr. To end in failure; fail; be in vain. The dog s attempts to climb the tree after the cat came to nothing …   Словарь американских идиом

  • naught — /nɔt / (say nawt) noun 1. Archaic or Poetic nothing. 2. destruction, ruin, or complete failure: to bring to naught; to come to naught. 3. Chiefly US → nought (def. 1). –adjective Obsolete 4. worthless; useless. 5. lost; ruined. 6. morally bad;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • naught — n. (lit.) 1) to come to naught 2) all for naught * * * [nɔːt] (lit.) to come to naught all for naught …   Combinatory dictionary


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