HyperDic: discontinue

English > 3 senses of the word discontinue:
VERBstativediscontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay offput an end to a state or an activity
stativediscontinuecome to or be at an end
changediscontinue, break, break off, stopprevent completion
discontinue > pronunciation
Soundsdihskahntih'nyuw
Rhymesanew ... Yue: 59 rhymes with yuw...
English > discontinue: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningput an end to a state or an activity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Synonymsstop, cease, give up, quit, lay off
NarrowerbreakGive up
call it quits, call it a daystop doing what one is doing
cheeseUsed in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
drop, knock offstop pursuing or acting
leave offstop using
pull the plugprevent from happening or continuing
retire, withdrawWithdraw from active participation
shut off, close offstem the flow of
sign offCease broadcasting
Oppositecontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
Spanishacabar, cesar, dejar, descatalogar, descontinuar, discontinuar, parar, terminar
Catalanaturar, cessar, deixar, descatalogar, discontinuar, finalitzar, parar
Nounsdiscontinuance, discontinuationthe act of discontinuing / discontinuing or breaking off
English > discontinue: 3 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningCome to or be at an end.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
Narrowerleave offCome to an end, stop or cease
run out, expireLose validity
taper off, peter out, fizzle out, fizzleend weakly
Broaderend, stop, finish, terminate, ceaseHave an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
Oppositecontinue, go on, proceed, go along, keepContinue a certain state, condition, or activity
Spanishanular, interrumpir, suspender
Catalananul·lar, interrompre, suspendre
English > discontinue: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningprevent completion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbreak, break off, stop
Narrowerbog down, bogget stuck while doing something
fractureBecome fractured / fractured
interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offmake a break / break in
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Spanishabandonar, discontinuar, interrumpir, parar, romper, suspender
Catalaninterrompre, parar, suspendre
Nounsdiscontinuationthe act of discontinuing / discontinuing or breaking off

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