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dis·con·tin·ue

 (dĭs′kən-tĭn′yo͞o)
v. dis·con·tin·ued, dis·con·tin·u·ing, dis·con·tin·ues
v.tr.
1. To stop doing or providing (something); end or abandon: discontinued her visits to the museum; discontinued ferry service to the island. See Synonyms at stop.
2. To cease making or manufacturing: discontinued the sports car in the 1960s.
3. To cease subscribing to (a publication).
4. Law
a. To agree to dismiss (an action).
b. To fail to proceed in (an action).
v.intr.
To come to an end.

[Middle English discontinuen, from Old French descontinuer, from Medieval Latin discontinuāre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin continuāre, to continue; see continue.]

discontinue

(ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuː)
vb, -ues, -uing or -ued
1. to come or bring to an end; interrupt or be interrupted; stop
2. (Law) (tr) law to terminate or abandon (an action, suit, etc)
ˌdisconˈtinuance n
ˌdisconˌtinuˈation n
ˌdisconˈtinuer n

dis•con•tin•ue

(ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yu)

v. -tin•ued, -tin•u•ing. v.t.
1. to put an end to; stop; terminate.
2. to cease using, producing, subscribing to, etc.
3. to terminate or abandon (a lawsuit, claim, or the like).
v.i.
4. to come to an end or stop; cease; desist.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin discontinuāre. See dis-1, continue]

discontinue


Past participle: discontinued
Gerund: discontinuing

Imperative
discontinue
discontinue
Present
I discontinue
you discontinue
he/she/it discontinues
we discontinue
you discontinue
they discontinue
Preterite
I discontinued
you discontinued
he/she/it discontinued
we discontinued
you discontinued
they discontinued
Present Continuous
I am discontinuing
you are discontinuing
he/she/it is discontinuing
we are discontinuing
you are discontinuing
they are discontinuing
Present Perfect
I have discontinued
you have discontinued
he/she/it has discontinued
we have discontinued
you have discontinued
they have discontinued
Past Continuous
I was discontinuing
you were discontinuing
he/she/it was discontinuing
we were discontinuing
you were discontinuing
they were discontinuing
Past Perfect
I had discontinued
you had discontinued
he/she/it had discontinued
we had discontinued
you had discontinued
they had discontinued
Future
I will discontinue
you will discontinue
he/she/it will discontinue
we will discontinue
you will discontinue
they will discontinue
Future Perfect
I will have discontinued
you will have discontinued
he/she/it will have discontinued
we will have discontinued
you will have discontinued
they will have discontinued
Future Continuous
I will be discontinuing
you will be discontinuing
he/she/it will be discontinuing
we will be discontinuing
you will be discontinuing
they will be discontinuing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discontinuing
you have been discontinuing
he/she/it has been discontinuing
we have been discontinuing
you have been discontinuing
they have been discontinuing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discontinuing
you will have been discontinuing
he/she/it will have been discontinuing
we will have been discontinuing
you will have been discontinuing
they will have been discontinuing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discontinuing
you had been discontinuing
he/she/it had been discontinuing
we had been discontinuing
you had been discontinuing
they had been discontinuing
Conditional
I would discontinue
you would discontinue
he/she/it would discontinue
we would discontinue
you would discontinue
they would discontinue
Past Conditional
I would have discontinued
you would have discontinued
he/she/it would have discontinued
we would have discontinued
you would have discontinued
they would have discontinued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.discontinue - put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
knock off, drop - stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
leave off - stop using; "leave off your jacket--no need to wear it here"
sign off - cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations
retire, withdraw - withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
pull the plug - prevent from happening or continuing; "The government pulled the plug on spending"
close off, shut off - stem the flow of; "shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation"
cheese - used in the imperative (get away, or stop it); "Cheese it!"
call it a day, call it quits - stop doing what one is doing; "At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books"
break - give up; "break cigarette smoking"
preserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on - keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
2.discontinue - come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
end, cease, terminate, finish, stop - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
fizzle, fizzle out, peter out, taper off - end weakly; "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"
leave off - come to an end, stop or cease; "the road leaves off at the edge of the forest"; "leave off where you started"
expire, run out - lose validity; "My passports expired last month"
continue, go on, keep, go along, proceed - continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
3.discontinue - prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
fracture - become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
bog down, bog - get stuck while doing something; "She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation"
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"

discontinue

verb stop, end, finish, drop, kick (informal), give up, abandon, suspend, quit, halt, pause, cease, axe (informal), interrupt, terminate, break off, put an end to, refrain from, leave off, pull the plug on, belay (Nautical) Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor.

discontinue

verb
1. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation:
2. To stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship:
3. To come to a cessation:
4. To cease trying to accomplish or continue:
Informal: swear off.
Slang: lay off.
Translations
يوقِف، يَقْطَع
přerušit
afbrydeindstilleophøre
abkündigenunterbrechen
abbahagy
hætta, fella niîur
izbeigtpārtraukt
son ver mek

discontinue

[ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuː] VT [+ production, payment] → suspender; [+ practice] → abandonar (Comm) [+ product] → dejar de fabricar (Med) [+ treatment] → interrumpir, suspender
"discontinued" (Comm) → "fin de serie"

discontinue

[ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuː] vt [+ plan, practice, treatment, payments, service] → cesser, interrompre

discontinue

vtaufgeben; class, conversation, treatmentabbrechen; projectabbrechen, aufgeben; usebeenden; (Comm) lineauslaufen lassen, die Produktion einstellen von; productioneinstellen; (Jur) case, proceedingseinstellen; a discontinued line (Comm) → eine ausgelaufene Serie

discontinue

[ˈdɪskənˈtɪnjuː] vtinterrompere, cessare (Comm) discontinued linearticolo fuori produzione

discontinue

(diskənˈtinju) verb
to stop or put an end to. I have discontinued my visits there.
ˈdisconˌtinuˈation noun

discontinue

v. suspender, interrumpir, descontinuar;
to ___ the medication___ la medicina.

discontinue

vt suspender, (a catheter, monitor, etc.) retirar
References in classic literature ?
At first he had watched him narrowly through the day, and never allowed him to sleep at night unfettered; but the uncomplaining patience and apparent contentment of Tom's manner led him gradually to discontinue these restraints, and for some time Tom had enjoyed a sort of parole of honor, being permitted to come and go freely where he pleased on the boat.
At first I appointed men of no rank to act as umpires, but I had to discontinue that.
The sound of the trumpets soon recalled those spectators who had already begun to leave the field; and proclamation was made that Prince John, suddenly called by high and peremptory public duties, held himself obliged to discontinue the entertainments of to-morrow's festival: Nevertheless, that, unwilling so many good yeoman should depart without a trial of skill, he was pleased to appoint them, before leaving the ground, presently to execute the competition of archery intended for the morrow.