ruined; done for; demolished.
unable to operate or continue: The washing machine is suddenly kaput.
Idioms about kaput
go kaput, Slang. to cease functioning; break down:The old car finally went kaput.
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How to use kaput in a sentence
We’re going to lose such a lot of digital history if Twitter goes kaput without warning.Twitter’s potential collapse could wipe out vast records of recent human history | Chris Stokel-Walker | November 11, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
Because he played for the Mets, for whom no downturn is complete without drivetime-radio fodder, he also responded to booing in kind, at which point any hope for a happy introductory season went kaput.Edwin Díaz And Francisco Lindor Aren’t Busts Anymore — And Neither Are The Mets | Robert O'Connell | August 16, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
At the end of the battery life, models with a built-in battery are kaput.Stick it to dirt and dust with the best vacuum on the market | Florie Korani | July 28, 2021 | Popular-Science
I wear them religiously all season, and then they’re basically kaput by the time the next year rolls around.
That includes losses in countries such as Nigeria, where 41 percent of refrigerators were nonfunctional, and Ethiopia, which had about 30 percent of its cold-chain equipment go kaput.The ‘last mile’ for COVID-19 vaccines could be the biggest challenge yet | Tina Hesman Saey | December 3, 2020 | Science News
And his other franchise, Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, is probably kaput.Josh Hutcherson on the J. Law Hacking Scandal and Life After 'The Hunger Games' | Marlow Stern | September 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When he emerged from his drunken stupor, his relationship with Methot was kaput.
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He thinks the fling is kaput, even though Alex threatens suicide when he leaves.
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" 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
Soon I shall take to drinking, then I shall be 'kaput' very quick.Tatterdemalion | John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for kaput
(postpositive) informal ruined, broken, or not functioning
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