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English definition of “cease”


verb [I or T]     /siːs/ formal
B2 to stop something: Whether the protests will cease remains to be seen. The company has decided to cease all UK operations after this year. [+ to infinitive] Workplace nurseries will cease to be liable for tax.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of cease verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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