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VERB (3)

1. put an end to a state or an activity;
- Example: "Quit teasing your little brother"
[syn: discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off]

2. come to or be at an end;
- Example: "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

3. prevent completion;
- Example: "stop the project"
- Example: "break off the negotiations"
[syn: break, break off, discontinue, stop]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Discontinue \Dis`con*tin"ue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discontinued; p. pr. & vb. n. Discontinuing.] [Cf. F. discontinuer.] To interrupt the continuance of; to intermit, as a practice or habit; to put an end to; to cause to cease; to cease using, to stop; to leave off. [1913 Webster] Set up their conventicles again, which had been discontinued. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] I have discontinued school Above a twelvemonth. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Taught the Greek tongue, discontinued before in these parts the space of seven hundred years. --Daniel. [1913 Webster] They modify and discriminate the voice, without appearing to discontinue it. --Holder. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Discontinue \Dis`con*tin"ue\, v. i. 1. To lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted or broken off. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To be separated or severed; to part. [1913 Webster] Thyself shalt discontinue from thine heritage. --Jer. xvii. 4. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

discontinue v 1: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother" [syn: discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off] [ant: bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold] 2: come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31" [ant: continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed] 3: prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations" [syn: break, break off, discontinue, stop]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "discontinue": abandon, abjure, abort, belay, break, break off, break the habit, cancel, cease, come off, cut it out, cut out, desist, disarrange, disjoin, disuse, drop, drop it, end, forswear, give, give over, give up, halt, have done with, hold, interrupt, kick, knock it off, lay off, leave off, let go, nol-pros, not pursue with, put behind one, quit, refrain, relinquish, renounce, resign, scrub, shake, stay, stop, surcease, suspend, swear off, take the pledge, terminate, throw off, waive