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To give up doing something

give up

to stop doing something that you do regularly

swear off

to promise to stop doing or using something

grow out of

if someone grows out of a habit, they stop doing it, because they are older or wiser

cut out

to stop eating something or doing something, especially because it is bad for your health

abandon

verb

to stop behaving or talking in a particular way, because it does not help you to achieve what you want

kick

verb

to stop doing something that is bad for you

cut down

to start doing less of something, especially because it is bad for your health

chuck in

to leave or give up something

give in

to stop competing or arguing and accept that you cannot win

break a habit

to stop doing something that is a habit, especially something bad or harmful

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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