What is the opposite of persist?

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Opposite of to continue without interruption
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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 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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Opposite of to persist steadfastly in pursuit of a goal, especially despite challenges
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Opposite of work hard
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Opposite of extend, draw out
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Opposite of to extend or lengthen excessively
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Opposite of to remain somewhere for an extended period of time
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