to cease to take, use, subscribe to, etc.: to discontinue a newspaper.
Law. to terminate or abandon (a suit, claim, or the like).
- dis·con·tin·u·er, noun
- un·dis·con·tin·ued, adjective
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How to use discontinue in a sentence
GM will soon discontinue the Sonic, as part of a broader shift toward electric vehicles, but it was a durable hit.This ace engineer powered Amazon through the COVID crisis | Aaron Pressman | October 19, 2020 | Fortune
Several families said that Ochsner staff pressured them into discontinuing treatment, even as they pushed back.The Hospital System Sent Patients With Coronavirus Home to Die. Louisiana Legislators Are Demanding an Investigation. | by Annie Waldman and Joshua Kaplan | September 14, 2020 | ProPublica
In fact, On Wednesday, Texas became the first state to announce it had depleted the funding and will discontinue payments.The federal $300 unemployment benefit is set to expire. Will there be a replacement? | Lance Lambert | September 14, 2020 | Fortune
On Wednesday, Texas became the first state to announce it had depleted the funding and will discontinue payments.GOP $500 billion aid package blocked by Senate Democrats—here’s what it means for unemployment benefits and stimulus checks | Lance Lambert | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
With a 301 redirect to the root rule for any outdated, sold-out or discontinued content applied broadly in the process.
We are therefore choosing to discontinue it after seven years.
“At a certain point in my career as an artist, I made a necessary decision to discontinue suffering fools,” he scoffs.‘The Spoils of Babylon’: IFC’s Cheeky Miniseries Starring Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and More | Marlow Stern | January 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue the use of the Video Entry without notice to Entrant.OFFICIAL RULES OF THE IMAX® Award Contest—Deadline Extended | | October 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
So they did not wholly discontinue their evening paddles nor their lonely rambles along the shore.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
To my amazement, she asked me to kindly discontinue the account of my adventures, in an icy tone, which left no room for protest.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
Nezahualpilli was so affected by these signs that he gave orders to discontinue all hostilities.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
Well, then, I shall ask you to allow me to discontinue this devotion after to-night.My New Curate | P.A. Sheehan
He, however, suddenly gave me to understand that Madam Dupin thought my visits too frequent, and begged me to discontinue them.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
British Dictionary definitions for discontinue
to come or bring to an end; interrupt or be interrupted; stop
(tr) law to terminate or abandon (an action, suit, etc)
- discontinuance, noun
- discontinuation, noun
- discontinuer, noun
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