terminate

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Verb[change]

Plain form
terminate

Third-person singular
terminates

Past tense
terminated

Past participle
terminated

Present participle
terminating

  1. (transitive or intransitive) (formal) If someone terminates something, they bring it to an end or get rid of it; they finish it.
    The boss decided to terminate the employee for bad work.
    The wife decided to terminate the marriage in divorce
  2. (transitive) If someone terminates someone, they kill them.

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