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English noun: bitter end

1. bitter end (state) the final extremity (however unpleasant it may be)


SamplesHe was determined to fight to the bitter end.


Broader (hypernym)extremity

2. bitter end (artifact) (nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt


Broader (hypernym)end, terminal


Part meronymline


Domain categorynavigation, sailing, seafaring









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