1. [ verb ] put an end to a state or an activity
Synonyms: stop cease quit lay_off give_up

"Quit teasing your little brother"

Related terms: continue retire drop leave_off shut_off call_it_a_day pull_the_plug sign_off cheese break stop stop discontinuance cease cessation
2. [ verb ] come or be at an end

"the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

Related terms: continue end terminate run_out leave_off taper_off
3. [ verb ] prevent completion
Synonyms: break stop break_off

"stop the project" "break the silence"

Related terms: end end interrupt leave_off bog_down fracture stop
Similar spelling:   discontinued