1. [ verb ] put an end to a state or an activity
Synonyms: stop cease quit discontinue 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 ] (work) dismiss, usually for economic reasons
Synonyms: furlough

"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

Related terms: fire layoff
Similar spelling:   layoff