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to stop doing something that you do regularly
to promise to stop doing or using something
if someone grows out of a habit, they stop doing it, because they are older or wiser
to stop eating something or doing something, especially because it is bad for your health
to stop behaving or talking in a particular way, because it does not help you to achieve what you want
to start doing less of something, especially because it is bad for your health
to stop competing or arguing and accept that you cannot win
to stop doing something that is a habit, especially something bad or harmful
used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …
the work that a teacher does when they teach a particular subject, especially to one person or to...
the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives
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