1. 1〔生き返らないように〕
    • 彼は刀でのどを突いてその男にとどめを刺した
    • 《文》 He delivered the coup de grâce by plunging his sword into the man's throat./《口》 He finished the man off by thrusting his sword into his throat.
  1. 2〔徹底的な打撃を与える〕
    • その批評は彼の文筆活動にとどめを刺した
    • The criticism proved to be the decisive [fatal] blow that put an end to his literary career.
  1. 3〔一番である〕
    • 花は吉野にとどめを刺す
    • There is no place like Yoshino to see cherry blossoms.