(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. cease, break off, terminate, interrupt; see abandon 1 , end 1 , stop 2 , suspend 2 .
See Synonym Study at stop .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
stop, end, cease, terminate, *knock off, finish, quit, *call it quits, desist, suspend, hold off.
ANT.: resume, start
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation: arrest, belay, cease, check, halt1, stall1, stay1, stop, surcease. Idioms: bring to a standstill, call a halt to, put a stop to. See CONTINUE. 2. To stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship: break off, cease, interrupt, suspend, terminate. See CONTINUE. 3. To come to a cessation: arrest, belay, cease, check, halt1, leave off, quit, stall1, stop, surcease. Idiom: come to a halt (or standstill or stop). See CONTINUE. 4. To cease trying to accomplish or continue: abandon, break off, desist, give up, leave off, quit, relinquish, remit, stop. Informal: swear off. Slang: lay off. Idioms: call it a day, call it quits, hang up one's fiddle, have done with, throw in the towel. See CONTINUE.

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