They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton.
Well, Sarah Palin is travelling across the country alerting people that “angry atheists” want to “abort Christ from Christmas.”
Ellen makes her choice, and she throws herself down the stairs to abort the baby.
All of a sudden, Mission Control (voiced by Ed Harris, paying homage to Apollo 13) orders the team to abort immediately.
Ditto Paterson—who was forced to abort his election campaign over the controversy.
Cows during the first two or three months of gestation are almost sure to abort.
And if I am to endure it much longer, I shall have to abort.
The does should be protected from cold storms or rough handling when they are heavy with kid, else they are liable to abort.
It was on that train I learned my first German word "abort" meaning bathroom.
This mat is abort four feet square, and when folded has one end sewn up, so that it forms a kind of sack open at one side.
1570s, "to miscarry," from Latin abortus, past participle of aboriri "to miscarry" (see abortive); 1610s as "to deliberately terminate" anything, but especially a pregnancy, which seems to be the literal sense. Transitive meaning "to cause a woman to miscarry" is recorded from 1933. Related: Aborted; aborting.
abort a·bort (ə-bôrt')
v. a·bort·ed, a·bort·ing, a·borts
To expel or cause to expel an embryo or fetus before it is viable.
To arrest a disease in its earliest stages.
To arrest in growth or development; to cause to remain rudimentary.
To terminate a program or process abnormally and usually suddenly, with or without diagnostic information. "My program aborted", "I aborted the transmission". The noun form in computing is "abort", not "abortion", e.g. "We've had three aborts over the last two days".
If a Unix kernel aborts it is known as a panic.