discontinue [ dis-kuhn-tin-yoo ]
Main Entry: discontinue
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: prevent activity from going on
Synonyms: abandon, bag it, blow off, break off, call it quits, cease, close, desist, disconnect, disjoin, dissever, disunite, drop, end, finish, give over, give up, halt, interpose, interrupt, intervene, kill, knock off, leave off, part, pause, put an end to, quit, refrain from, scrub, separate, stop, surcease, suspend, terminate
Antonyms: carry on, continue, restart, retry
Main Entry: abandon
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: leave behind, relinquish
Synonyms: abdicate, back out, bail out, bow out, chicken out, cop out, cut loose, desert, discard, discontinue, ditch*, drop, drop out, duck*, dump*, dust*, flake out, fly the coop, give up the ship, kiss goodbye, leave, leg it, let go, opt out, pull out, quit, run out on, screw*, ship out, stop, storm out, surrender, take a powder, take a walk, throw over, vacate, walk out on, wash hands of, withdraw, yield
Antonyms: cherish, defend, keep, pursue, retain, support
Main Entry: adjourn
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: stop a proceeding
Synonyms: curb, defer, delay, discontinue, hold off, hold over, hold up, postpone, prorogue, put off, recess, restrain, shelve, stay, suspend
Antonyms: begin, convene, convoke, encourage, further, keep on, open, rally, stimulate, urge
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: stop an action
Synonyms: abandon, cut, discontinue, give up, interrupt, pause, rest, suspend
Antonyms: allow, cause
Main Entry: break off
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: end activity
Synonyms: cease, desist, discontinue, end, finish, halt, pause, stop, suspend, terminate
Antonyms: begin, start
Main Entry: cease
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: stop, conclude
Synonyms: back off, break off, bring to an end, call it a day, call it quits, close, close out, come to an end, culminate, cut it out, desist, die, discontinue, drop, end, fail, finish, give over, halt, intermit, knock off, leave off, pack in, quit, quit cold turkey, refrain, shut down, stay, surcease, terminate, wind up
Antonyms: begin, commence, continue, go, initiate, keep on, start
Main Entry: close
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: complete, finish, stop
Synonyms: button down, button up, call it a day, call off, cap, cease, clear, clinch, conclude, consummate, culminate, cut loose, determine, discontinue, do, drop the curtain, end, fold, fold up, halt, pack it in, put a lid on, put to bed, sew up, shut down, shutter, terminate, ultimate, wind down, wind up, wrap up
Antonyms: begin, continue, not finish, open, start
Main Entry: cut off
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: prevent; interrupt
Synonyms: block, break in, bring to end, catch, close off, disconnect, discontinue, halt, insulate, intercept, intersect, intervene, intrude, isolate, obstruct, renounce, segregate, separate, sequester, suspend
Antonyms: allow, encourage, permit
Main Entry: desist
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: stop, refrain from
Synonyms: abandon, abstain, avoid, break off, cease, discontinue, end, forbear, give over, give up, halt, have done with, knock off, leave off, not do, pause, quit, relinquish, resign, surcease, suspend, yield
Antonyms: carry on, continue, endure, go on, keep on, persevere, restart, resume
Main Entry: do away with
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: get rid of; destroy
Synonyms: abolish, bump off, cancel, discard, discontinue, do in, eliminate, exterminate, finish, kill, liquidate, murder, put an end to, put to death, remove, slaughter, slay, take away, wipe out
Antonyms: build, construct, get, keep
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