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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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