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  • (verb.social)
    dismiss from work (verb.social)
     
  • put an end to a state or an activity (verb.stative)
    stop pursuing or acting (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    stop using (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.social)
    withdraw from active participation (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    prevent from happening or continuing (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    stem the flow of (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    used in the imperative (get away, or stop it) (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    stop doing what one is doing (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    give up (verb.stative)
     

derivation (.... is derived from lay off)

  • dismiss, usually for economic reasons (verb.social)
    the act of laying off an employee or a work force (noun.act)
     
  • put an end to a state or an activity (verb.stative)
    the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a brief stay in the course of a journey (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of stopping something (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.event)
    a stopping (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.event)
    the event of something ending (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.time)
    (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end (noun.time)
     
synonym antonym hypernym hyponym derivation cease discontinue give up quit furlough bear on carry on continue preserve uphold can dismiss displace fire force out give notice downsize drop leave off sign off retire withdraw layoff discontinuance layover stop stoppage cessation

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