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To stop doing something

stop

verb

to no longer do something

break off

to stop doing something, especially speaking

give up

to stop doing something that you are trying hard to do

cease

verb

to stop doing something

discontinue

verb

to stop doing something that you were doing regularly

abandon

verb

to stop something that you are doing or planning to do, especially because it is too difficult to continue

quit

verb

to stop doing something

check

verb

to stop yourself or someone else from doing something

drop

verb

to not continue with something

throw in the towel

to stop trying to do something because you lack determination or because you think you cannot win

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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