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discontinue

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1 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end
  • Once the symptoms disappeared, the treatment was discontinued.
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have done with, put the kibosh on

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2 to stop doing (something) permanently
  • We have discontinued the manufacture of that item.
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hang it up, have done (with)

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3 to come to an end
  • Publication of the magazine will discontinue at the end of the year.
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bite the dust

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Synonym Discussion of discontinue

stop, cease, quit, discontinue, desist mean to suspend or cause to suspend activity. stop applies to action or progress or to what is operating or progressing and may imply suddenness or definiteness.
    • stopped at the red light
cease applies to states, conditions, or existence and may add a suggestion of gradualness and a degree of finality.
    • by nightfall the fighting had ceased
quit may stress either finality or abruptness in stopping or ceasing.
    • the engine faltered, sputtered, then quit altogether
discontinue applies to the stopping of an accustomed activity or practice.
    • we have discontinued the manufacture of that item
desist implies forbearance or restraint as a motive for stopping or ceasing.
    • desisted from further efforts to persuade them

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