cease


cease

verb

Definition of CEASE

1
to come to an end <the rain finally ceased, and we were able to continue the baseball game>
Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind down
Phrases bite the dust
Near Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protract
2
to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end <cease chattering and get down to work, please>

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