/ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yu/
verb (used with object)
to put an end to; stop; terminate:
to discontinue nuclear testing.
to cease to take, use, subscribe to, etc.:
to discontinue a newspaper.
to terminate or abandon (a suit, claim, or the like).
verb (used without object)
to come to an end or stop; cease; desist.
late Middle English
to come or bring to an end; interrupt or be interrupted; stop
to terminate or abandon (an action, suit, etc)
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The suppression of unnecessary offices, of useless establishments and expenses, enabled us to discontinue our internal taxes.
Some began combing their inventories for brands they could discontinue.
It somewhat depends on whether these attacks will discontinue or if other things happen.
They should probably discontinue all aerobic exercise in favor of high resistance work.
When they are not, you discontinue that approach and try something new.
Why the repeated failure of their jocular invective hasn't led them to discontinue it might be something they should consider.
Squeezed by slim margins, a firm may simply discontinue a drug.
Companies will not discontinue a situation that is both legal and profitable.
It would also be easier to discontinue an unprofitable line this way as well.
In addition, people will usually regain the weight when they discontinue the medication.
Specifies your rights and cost to continue and discontinue using the service.
If your high chair is involved in the recall, discontinue using the chair immediately.
But when the company introduced a smaller condom several years ago, it had to discontinue it.