What is the opposite of prolong?

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Opposite of to extend or draw out, typically a period or duration
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Opposite of to preserve from extinction or oblivion
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Opposite of to extend the duration of
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Opposite of to rapidly grow out of proportion or control
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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 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 postpone or assign to a later time or date
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Opposite of to maintain, prolong, or keep something going
“The sooner they are rooted out and dealt with the sooner we may be able to curtail what is now a worrying trend.”
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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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Opposite of to put off until a later time
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will need to bring forward our holiday by a week.”
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Opposite of to maintain in a good state or condition
“One wonders why some people can squander resources on moondust while others live in wretched housing.”
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