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English noun: abort

1. abort (act) the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed


SamplesI wasted a year of my life working on an abort.
He sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area.


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination


English verb: abort

1. abort (change) terminate before completion


SamplesAbort the mission.
Abort the process running on my computer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate

2. abort (body) cease development, die, and be aborted


SamplesAn aborting fetus.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

3. abort (body) terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release


Narrower (hyponym)miscarry


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