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English verb: adjourn

1. adjourn (change) close at the end of a session


SamplesThe court adjourned.


Synonymsbreak up, recess


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cease, end, finish, stop, terminate

2. adjourn (social) break from a meeting or gathering


SamplesWe adjourned for lunch.
The men retired to the library.


Synonymsretire, withdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)close, close down, close up, fold, shut down


Narrower (hyponym)prorogue


Entailassemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet


Verb groupseclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw









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