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End, vb. 1) trans. a) to finish, to cease: “the world's comforter his day's hot task had --ed,” Ven. 530. Lucr. 579. Lucr. 579 Pilgr. 226. Tp. IV, 148. Err. I, 1, 2. Mids. II, 2, 63. V, 321. Merch. I, 1, 104. Wint. III, 1, 18. R3 II, 4, 64. Cymb. V, 4, 144 etc. Absolutely: “where she --s, she doth anew begin,” Ven. 60. “to the --ing doom,” Sonn. 55, 12. “as --ing anthem of my endless dolour,” Gentl. III, 1, 240. “and O shall e.” Tw. II, 5, 144.
b) to bring to a close or decision, to consummate, to achieve, to decide: “when wilt thou sort an hour great strifes to e.?” Lucr. 899. “the sword should e. it,” Wiv. I, 1, 41. “to hear it and e. it between them,” Wiv. I, 1, 41 “I shall e. this strife,” Merch. II, 3, 20. “here let them e. it,” H6B II, 3, 55. “and kissed the fatal knife, to e. his vow,” Lucr. 1843. “this --ed action,” Ado I, 1, 299. “you have --ed my business,” Cor. IV, 3, 41. “this same day must e. that work the ides of March begun,” Caes. V, 1, 114. “rewards his deeds with doing them, and is content to spend the time to e. it,” Cor. II, 2, 133 (i. e. and is, in achieving what he does, content to have a pastime). “holp to reap the fame which he did e. all his,” V, 6, 37 (i. e. I helped to gather the harvest which he consummated as his alone. Perhaps a technical phrase of harvest-work).
c) to destroy, to kill: “for --ing thee no sooner,” Meas. III, 1, 32. Wint. II, 3, 183. H4A V, 3, 9. V, 4, 69. Ant. III, 11, 38. Reflectively: “to e. itself by death,” Lr. IV, 6, 62. “to e. ourselves,” Ant. IV, 14, 22. Absolutely: “time must friend or e.” Troil. I, 2, 84. cf. Gentl. III, 1, 240.
2) intr. a) to be finished, to come to a close, to cease: “then the story aptly --s,” Ven. 716. Ven. 716 Sonn. 30, 14. Tp. IV, 265. Gentl. II, 4, 31. Err. I, 1, 28. Err. I, 1, 28 LLL III, 100. V, 2, 221. V, 2, 221 Mids. II, 2, 61. Mids. II, 2, 61 III, 2, 373. As V, 4, 204. All's III, 2, 131. IV, 4, 35. V, 1, 25. Tw. II, 3, 44. H6A I, 2, 136. H6B IV, 2, 188. H6C I, 4, 26 etc.
b) to die: “ere they live, to e.” Meas. II, 2, 99. “thus Thisby --s,” Mids. V, 353. Tw. II, 1, 22. H4B IV, 5, 80. H8 V, 1, 20. Caes. V, 3, 24. Cymb. V, 5, 30. Per. V, 1, 213.
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