kaput [ kah-poo t, -poot, kuh- ]
1. ruined; done for; demolished.
2. unable to operate or continue: The washing machine is suddenly kaput.
IDIOMS FOR KAPUT
3. go kaput, to cease functioning; break down: The old car finally went kaput.
WORDS RELATED TO KAPUT
dead, destroyed, finished, cooked, floored, nonfunctioning, sunk, totaled
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Origin: 1890–95; < German: orig. trickless (in game of piquet) < French (être) capot (to be) without tricks, i.e., make zero score
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR KAPUT
When he emerged from his drunken stupor, his relationship with Methot was kaput.
BOGIE & BACALL: A HOLLYWOOD ROMANCE FOR THE AGES|MARLOW STERN|AUGUST 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Breaking Bad—one of the greatest television dramas of all time, with a finale that attracted 10.3 million viewers—is kaput.
‘HALT AND CATCH FIRE’ AND AMC’S PUSH TO RESET DRAMAS|ANDREW ROMANO|MAY 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The best idea for Depp, then, would be to embrace this idea that the category of “box-office star” is kaput, for him at least.
JOHNNY DEPP AND THE ‘LONE RANGER’ FLOP: IS HIS CAREER DOOMED?|KEVIN FALLON|JULY 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He thinks the fling is kaput, even though Alex threatens suicide when he leaves.
11 CREEPY MOVIE STALKERS!|MARLOW STERN|FEBRUARY 3, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Soon I shall take to drinking; then I shall be "Kaput" veree quick.
HALL-MARKED AND OTHERS (FROM SIX SHORT PLAYS)|JOHN GALSWORTHY
They think we are 'kaput' too; they only look to the end of the war.
FROM BAPAUME TO PASSCHENDAELE, 1917|PHILIP GIBBS
When remonstrated with, they just laughed and said: "Kaput czar, kaput Russia—kaput tout," and that is all there was to it.
WAR DAYS IN BRITTANY|ELSIE DEMING JARVES
Soon I shall take to drinking, then I shall be 'Kaput' very quick.
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