adjective. destroyed or killed.
- done for
- kaputt (German)
- capot (French)
Sentences with kaput
1. Noun, singular or mass
Switching out a kaput drive belt does not call for the services of a trained repairman; you can complete the replacement at home by hand in less than a half-hour.
2. Verb, past participle
Although a motor that has gone kaput can give off a burning smell, most of the time the cause of the smell is an accumulation of debris.
It’s a hardworking appliance that hums along in the kitchen, but it can go kaput after years of faithful service if it's completely ignored.