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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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