abolish, abort, abrogate, abstain, annul, apostatize, arrest, break, break off, bring to a close, bring to an end, call off, cancel, cause a discontinuance, cease, cease using, check, close, complete, conclude, consummate, demit, desist, desist from, destroy, discard, disconnect, disjoin, dismiss, dissever, dissolve, disunite, drop, end, expire, finish, forfeit, forsake, give up, halt, have done with, invalidate, leave, leave off, let lapse, play out, put an end to, quit, relinquish, renounce, repeal, resign, retire, revoke, separate, sever, shut down, stop, sunder, surrender, suspend, terminate, vacate, void, waive, withdraw
associated concepts: discontinuance of an action, dismissal, judgment of discontinuance, lack of prosecution, nonsuit, voluntary discontinuance
(break continuity) verb
adjourn, arrest, balk, break, break off, bring to a standstill, check, cut, cut short, dam up, defer, delay, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disrupt, dissever, dissolve, disturb, disunite, divide, foil, frustrate, hesitate, hinder, hold in abeyance, intercept, interfere with, interject, intermit, interpose, interrupt, intervene, intrude, leave off, obstruct, part, postpone, punctuate, recess, remit, retard, separate, sever, sunder, suspend, thwart, wait, waive
abandon (relinquish), abate (extinguish), abolish, annul, cancel, cease, close (terminate), conclude (complete), continue (adjourn), defer (put off), desist, discharge (release from obligation), disrupt, dissolve (terminate), expire, finish, forgo, forswear, halt, interrupt, lapse (cease), negate, palliate (abate), pause, refrain, relinquish, rest (cease from action), shut, stay (halt), stop, suspend, terminate
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To stop, to end.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.