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To stop working - synonyms or related words

wind down

to gradually reduce work before stopping completely

knock off

to stop working

shut up shop

to stop working at the end of the day

clock off

in a factory, to pass a special card through a piece of equipment to record that you are leaving work



if a group of people disbands or is disbanded, its members stop working together

ease off

to give something less effort or energy, especially when you have been working very hard

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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