What is the opposite of continue?

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(intransitive) Opposite of 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.”
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(transitive) Opposite of to maintain or prolong
“Due to recent events, it has become necessary for us to suspend your credit card.”
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Opposite of to remain in existence or active
“Due to the backlash we have received, we have had to cease making the limited edition models.”
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Opposite of to last or endure in a particular condition or state
“Their relationship will end if they cannot find a resolution to their differences.”
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Opposite of to remain in a given situation or state
“He would abandon his post as Governor after his position was made untenable.”
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(transitive) Opposite of to resume after a brief discontinuance
“The principal had to halt all activities as paramedics attended to a student affected by the intense heat.”
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(intransitive) Opposite of to resume after a brief discontinuance
“He's down and out, so the fight has to stop.”
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Opposite of 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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Opposite of to move or proceed further along a course
“You must remain in this location until you have been given directions to next safehouse.”
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Opposite of to move or proceed onward
“Unsu was given orders to retreat when many of his men had fallen during the Battle of Seimor.”
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To postpone from being dealt with
“We will table the amendment for future discussion.”
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Opposite of to extend or make longer
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Opposite of to begin again or continue after a pause or interruption
“After lunch, we would like to finish the presentation with a Q and A.”
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Opposite of to say as a further remark
“He would conceal a secret and take it to his grave.”
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Opposite of to continue doing or to do repeatedly
“Can you please stop chewing with your mouth open?”
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Opposite of to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
“Laurel told me that while I was at the entrance to her building, she saw two men in a black car stop next to my car.”
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Opposite of to keep a particular state constant or consistent
“If we continue to undulate our consistency across the season proper, it will be a complete waste of a year.”
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Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“Consequently, they tried to develop new forms of ethnographic representations or even abandon the notion of representation as a whole.”
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Opposite of persevere with
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Opposite of to conduct or devote oneself to
“Feeling burnt out from his lengthy course, Harold would stop his studies and embark on a gap year and travel around South America.”
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Opposite of to persist in a given state or position despite adversity
“It may have been only the disciplinary problem that led the twenty-year-old Thoreau to quit.”
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Opposite of to maintain (something) in its original or existing state
“Take the appropriate precautions to make sure that you do not damage the new door skin or inner panel.”
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(intransitive) Opposite of to become larger in size or degree
“As the number of autocracies in the world began to decline in the late 1980s, the number of anocracies began to increase.”
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Opposite of to remain somewhere for an extended period of time
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Opposite of to continue to operate or remain usable
“If it exceeds its specified limit, it will eventually break, and the motor will burn out.”
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