Torpedo

Tor*pe"do

, v. t. 1. to destroy by, or subject to the action of, a torpedo. London Spectator.
[1913 Webster]

2. [Fig.] To destroy, cause to halt, or prevent from being accomplished; -- used esp. with reference to a plan or an enterprise, halted by some action before the plan is put into execution.
[PJC]

 

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