What is the opposite of begin?

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Opposite of to take the first step into something
“We need to finish this business we started!”
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Opposite of to come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place
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“The two tribes have agreed to cease all hostilities with each other in order to bring peace and harmony to their own villages.”
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Opposite of to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
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Opposite of to start speaking by saying
“I shall now conclude this ceremony by pronouncing you, Husband and Wife!”
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Opposite of to commence or continue a given task
“I have been working incessantly for hours and I need to take a break before I collapse from exhaustion.”
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Opposite of to announce the arrival of something
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Opposite of bring about or give rise to
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Opposite of to produce or bring about
“We need to discard our current plan of action as it is not working.”
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Opposite of to have its source
“Glaciers abutting the river disgorge house-size icebergs into the water, and then the current lofts them away.”
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Opposite of to gain access to a computer system, usually by providing a previously agreed upon username and password
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Opposite of to trigger movement or progress
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Opposite of leave to begin new venture
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Opposite of set the ball rolling
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Opposite of start up
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Opposite of get cracking
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Opposite of bring into being
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Opposite of to act positively and decisively to resolve a problem
“We cannot just sit around and do nothing while the problem exacerbates.”
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Opposite of to develop suddenly and violently
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Opposite of to establish
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Opposite of to start, connect, or take effect, especially in a sudden way
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Opposite of get a move on
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Opposite of come from; originate
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