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abort

verb
 
 
/əˈbɔːt/
[T] to stop an activity before it begins or before it is complete: abort a test/trial/plan We were forced to abort the test as a result of technical problems.abort a launch/merger/deal Money has been wasted on aborted deals.
[I or T] IT to stop a computer process before it is complete: abort a program/command/operation This command tells the server to abort the previous FTP service command. If the file is not present, the script will abort.
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