What does the word discontinue mean?

Usage examples for discontinue

  1. It is my belief that his suspicions were not awake at that moment, and that, like any other young country squire, having got a subject he could talk on, he did not care to discontinue it. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Negotiations are pending with Denmark to discontinue the practice of levying tolls on our vessels and their cargoes passing through the Sound. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
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