cease

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Cease is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Plain form
cease

Third-person singular
ceases

Past tense
ceased

Past participle
ceased

Present participle
ceasing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you cease something, you stop doing it.
    Around the time of the First World War, Clark brothers ceased operations, and the mill finally fell silent.
    Beyond the window, the rain ceased, giving way to sunshine.

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