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Verb
To discontinue or stop doing something
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“I tell him to lay off smoking, coffee, and beer, to stay home and rest.”
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To fire or relieve from employment
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“The management replied that the decision to lay off the workers was a collective one between the management and the workers' council.”
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To refuse to provide (as per usual)
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To demote or downgrade
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Bring to a premature end because of a problem or fault
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To reduce in intensity
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Past tense for to remain at a safe distance from (another vessel or hazard)
“They look just like the rafts of fragmented sea ice that lie off the coast of Antarctica on Earth.”
Noun
The action of forcing or throwing something out
Noun
A cessation of work by employees, typically in protest
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