Definition of Discontinue

1. Verb. Put an end to a state or an activity. "They discontinue moving "; "Quit teasing your little brother"

2. Verb. Come to or be at an end. "The support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
Generic synonyms: Cease, End, Finish, Stop, Terminate
Specialized synonyms: Fizzle, Fizzle Out, Peter Out, Taper Off, Leave Off, Expire, Run Out
Antonyms: Continue

3. Verb. Prevent completion. "Break off the negotiations"
Exact synonyms: Break, Break Off, Stop
Specialized synonyms: Fracture, Bog, Bog Down, Break Up, Cut Off, Disrupt, Interrupt
Generic synonyms: End, Terminate
Derivative terms: Discontinuation, Stop

Definition of Discontinue

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted or broken off.

Definition of Discontinue

1. Verb. To stop a process; especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something. ¹

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Definition of Discontinue

1. [v -UED, -UING, -UES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discontinue

discontinuation test
discontinue (current term)
discontinuity in the flow
discontinuous culture
discontinuous phase
discontinuous sterilization

Literary usage of Discontinue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Selection of Pleadings in Civil Actions by Joseph Story, Benjamin Lynde Oliver (1829)
"In what cases the plaintiff may not discontinue without the defendant's consent. The plaintiff cannot discontinue after a general verdict, ..."

2. The Law Relating to Oil and Gas: Including Oil and Gas Leases and Contracts by William Wheeler Thornton (1904)
"Usually ordinances or statutes extend to such consumer the right to discontinue the gas at any time, even though he has paid for it in advance. ..."

3. The New Practice of Attornies in the Courts of Law at Westminster: With by John Frederick Archbold (1844)
"SECTION V. Rule to discontinue. The plaintiff may discontinue his action before verdict, if he wish it, by obtaining a rule from the clerk of the rules at ..."

4. Archbold's Practice of the Court of Queen's Bench in Personal Actions and by Thomas Chitty, John Frederick Archbold (1847)
"DISCONTINUANCE AND RULE TO discontinue. " larly of the subject of discontinuance ; it is sufficient to know IT is unnecessary, in a work of this nature, ..."

5. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in Personal by William Tidd, Francis Joseph Troubat, Asa Israel Fish, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer (1856)
"(/) A rule to discontinue^) may be had either before or after declaration -.(К) and it is usually granted upon payment of costs. ..."

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