To put an end to; discontinue: The factory ceased production. See Synonyms at stop.
To come to an end; stop: a process that never ceases.
To stop performing an activity or action; desist: "fold our wings,/And cease from wanderings” ( Tennyson).
Cessation; pause: We worked without cease to get the project finished on time.
To bring or come to an end; desist from; stop
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