|1.||[ verb ] put an end to a state or an activity|
|Synonyms:||stop cease quit discontinue give_up|
"Quit teasing your little brother"
|Related terms:||continue retire drop leave_off shut_off call_it_a_day pull_the_plug sign_off cheese break stop stop discontinuance cease cessation|
|2.||[ verb ] (work) dismiss, usually for economic reasons|
"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"
|Related terms:||fire layoff|