What is the opposite of continue?

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(intransitive) Opposite for to persist in or proceed with an activity or action
“The young girl had to stop running in the race after she felt her knee buckle.”
(transitive) Opposite for to maintain or prolong
“Due to recent events, it has become necessary for us to suspend your credit card.”
Opposite for to remain in existence or active
“Due to the backlash we have received, we have had to cease making the limited edition models.”
Opposite for to last or endure in a particular condition or state
“Their relationship will end if they cannot find a resolution to their differences.”
Opposite for remain in a specified place or state
“He would abandon his post as Governor after his position was made untenable.”
(transitive) Opposite for to resume after a brief discontinuance
“The principal had to halt all activities as paramedics attended to a student affected by the intense heat.”
(intransitive) Opposite for to resume after a brief discontinuance
“He's down and out, so the fight has to stop.”
Opposite for to make progress or advance something that has already started
“If you don't stop twiddling your thumbs, the investigation will begin to stagnate.”
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