dis·con·tin·ue /ˌdɪskənˈtɪn(ˌ)ju, jə(w)/
Dis·con·tin·ue v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discontinued p. pr. & vb. n. Discontinuing.] To interrupt the continuance of; to intermit, as a practice or habit; to put an end to; to cause to cease; to cease using, to stop; to leave off.
Set up their conventicles again, which had been discontinued. --Bp. Burnet.
I have discontinued school
Above a twelvemonth. --Shak.
Taught the Greek tongue, discontinued before in these parts the space of seven hundred years. --Daniel.
They modify and discriminate the voice, without appearing to discontinue it. --Holder.
Dis·con·tin·ue, v. i.
1. To lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted or broken off.
2. To be separated or severed; to part.
Thyself shalt discontinue from thine heritage. --Jer. xvii. 4.
v 1: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your
little brother" [syn: stop, cease, give up, quit,
lay off] [ant: continue]
2: come or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring
agency will discontinue after March 31" [ant: continue]
3: prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the
negociations" [syn: break, break off, stop]