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English verb: discontinue

1. discontinue (stative) put an end to a state or an activity


SamplesQuit teasing your little brother.


Synonymscease, give up, lay off, quit, stop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Narrower (hyponym)break, call it a day, call it quits, cheese, close off, drop, knock off, leave off, pull the plug, retire, shut off, sign off, withdraw


Antonymspreserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on

2. discontinue (stative) come to or be at an end


SamplesThe support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


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


Narrower (hyponym)expire, fizzle, fizzle out, leave off, peter out, run out, taper off


Antonymscontinue, go on, go along, keep, proceed

3. discontinue (change) prevent completion


SamplesStop the project.
Break off the negotiations.


Synonymsbreak, break off, stop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate


Narrower (hyponym)bog, bog down, break up, cut off, disrupt, fracture, interrupt









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