[ verb ] bring to an end
"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"
Used in print(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)
in the case of a partnership or corporation , the existence of which has been terminated and on behalf of which an award is made , payment shall be made , except as provided in paragraphs ( 3 ) and ( 4 ) , to the person or persons found by the Comptroller_General of the United_States to be entitled thereto ;(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)
In_addition , the right_to_vote the General_Motors stock held by du_Pont was to be vested in du_Pont 's stockholders , other_than Christiana and Delaware and the stockholders of Delaware ; du_Pont , Christiana , and Delaware were to be enjoined from acquiring stock in or exercising control over General_Motors ; du_Pont , Christiana , and Delaware were to be prohibited to have any director or officer in_common with General_Motors , and vice_versa ; and General_Motors and du_Pont were to be ordered to terminate any agreement that provided_for the purchase by General_Motors of any specified percentage of its requirements of any du_Pont manufactured product , or for the grant of exclusive patent_rights , or for a grant by General_Motors to du_Pont of a preferential right to make or sell any chemical discovery of General_Motors , or for the maintenance of any joint commercial_enterprise by the two companies .(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)
Text reading is terminated when a pre-determined number of forms have been stored in the text form list .(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)
Adverbial second complements , however , are likely not to have dominant stress when they terminate sentences .
[ verb ] have end in a certain location; either spatial or metaphorical
"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed" "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"
Used in print(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)
It does , as in type 1 , , supply the hilar lymph_nodes , the pulmonary_artery , the pulmonary_vein , the bronchi , and the bronchioles - terminating in a common capillary_bed with the pulmonary_artery at the level of the respiratory bronchiole .
In types 1 , , 2 , and 3 , the bronchial_artery terminates in a capillary_bed shared in common with the pulmonary_artery at the level of the distal bronchiole .
[ verb ] have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
: "My property ends by the bushes" "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
Used in print(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
All orders originate with the officer of highest rank and terminate with action of the men in the ranks .(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)
The authority of the Secretary_of_the_Interior under this joint_resolution to construct , operate , and maintain demonstration plants shall terminate upon the expiration of twelve years after the date on which this joint_resolution is approved .
[ verb ] (work) terminate the employment of
"The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
[ verb ] bring to a conclusion or cause to come to an end
"We terminated our relation with the company" "It is unclear whether the bombing of Hiroshima ended the war" "Cease doing what you are doing!"