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English definition of “abort”

abort

verb [T] (STOP)    /əˈbɔːt/ US  /-ˈbɔːrt/
to cause something to stop or fail before it begins or before it is complete : The plan / flight had to be aborted at the last minute .Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of abort verb (STOP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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