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4 definitions found
 for discontinue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Discontinue \Dis`con*tin"ue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Discontinued; p. pr. & vb. n. Discontinuing.] [Cf. F.
     discontinuer.]
     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.
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           Set up their conventicles again, which had been
           discontinued.                            --Bp. Burnet.
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           I have discontinued school
           Above a twelvemonth.                     --Shak.
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           Taught the Greek tongue, discontinued before in these
           parts the space of seven hundred years.  --Daniel.
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           They modify and discriminate the voice, without
           appearing to discontinue it.             --Holder.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Discontinue \Dis`con*tin"ue\, v. i.
     1. To lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted
        or broken off. --Bacon.
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     2. To be separated or severed; to part.
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              Thyself shalt discontinue from thine heritage.
                                                    --Jer. xvii.
                                                    4.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  discontinue
      v 1: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your
           little brother" [syn: discontinue, stop, cease, give
           up, quit, lay off] [ant: bear on, carry on,
           continue, preserve, uphold]
      2: come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring
         agency will discontinue after March 31" [ant: continue, go
         along, go on, keep, proceed]
      3: prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the
         negotiations" [syn: break, break off, discontinue,
         stop]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "discontinue":
     abandon, abjure, abort, belay, break, break off, break the habit,
     cancel, cease, come off, cut it out, cut out, desist, disarrange,
     disjoin, disuse, drop, drop it, end, forswear, give, give over,
     give up, halt, have done with, hold, interrupt, kick, knock it off,
     lay off, leave off, let go, nol-pros, not pursue with,
     put behind one, quit, refrain, relinquish, renounce, resign, scrub,
     shake, stay, stop, surcease, suspend, swear off, take the pledge,
     terminate, throw off, waive
  
  

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