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To cease to proceed or act
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“Would he care to desist his blathering on what is an unfair system and step outside and settle this mano-a-mano?”
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To refuse or say no to
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To annul or put an end to, especially formally
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To briefly stop or interrupt an action
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To diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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To give up one's resistance against something
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To hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking
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