Definitions for: Discontinue

[v] prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break the silence"
[v] put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
[v] come or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis`con*tin"ue, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Discontinued; p. pr. & vb. n. Discontinuing.] [Cf. F.
To interrupt the continuance of; to intermit, as a practice
or habit; to put an end to; to cause to cease; to cease
using, to stop; to leave off.

Set up their conventicles again, which had been
discontinued. --Bp. Burnet.

I have discontinued school Above a twelvemonth. --Shak.

Taught the Greek tongue, discontinued before in these
parts the space of seven hundred years. --Daniel.

They modify and discriminate the voice, without
appearing to discontinue it. --Holder.

Dis`con*tin"ue, v. i.
1. To lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted
or broken off. --Bacon.

2. To be separated or severed; to part.

Thyself shalt discontinue from thine heritage.
--Jer. xvii.

Synonyms: break, break off, cease, give up, lay off, quit, stop, stop

Antonyms: bear on, carry on, continue, go along, go on, keep, preserve, proceed, uphold

See Also: bog, bog down, break, break up, cheese, close off, cut off, disrupt, drop, end, end, expire, finish, fizzle, fizzle out, fracture, interrupt, knock off, leave off, peter out, pull the plug, retire, run out, shut off, sign off, taper off, terminate, terminate, withdraw

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