Definition of discontinue :
1. To be separated or severed; to part.
2. 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.
3. To lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted or broken off.
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cease (part of speech: verb)
abandon (part of speech: verb)
curtail (part of speech: verb)
give up (part of speech: verb)
give up, withdraw
resign (part of speech: verb)
- The curriculum was changed, making the lower schools correspond with our grammar schools, and adapting their studies to the needs of those who must discontinue schooling at a comparatively early age. - "The Haskalah Movement in Russia", Jacob S. Raisin.
- As Gertrude pondered the distressing results of every visit, she half hoped he would discontinue them, believing that their feelings would be less wounded by a total separation than by interviews which must leave on the mind of each a still greater sense of estrangement. - "The Lamplighter", Maria S. Cummins.
- She put on her hat and veil without making it necessary for us to discontinue our talk. - "The Siege of the Seven Suitors", Meredith Nicholson.