Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To put an end to.
  • transitive verb To defeat; to cause the defeat of.

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  • verb chiefly UK, dated To mark a bill or a debt record as "paid".
  • verb chiefly UK, idiomatic to terminate; to cancel (plans or expectations); to stop something once and for all

Etymologies

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From put + paid.

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  • Finish off, end – American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms

    It’s one of the most commonly consumed snacks in the Western world and has been made in one form or another for at least three centuries, so you might think nothing new could come of the humble french fry. But British chef Heston Blumenthal put paid to that notion years ago. He and his research chef Chris Young came up with a triple-cooked “chip” with a taste and texture that blow away anything you will find at a burger joint.

    – Scientific American, July 2011, p 27

    August 24, 2011