"terminate" in the verb sense
1. end, terminate
bring to an end or halt
"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"
"The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
2. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense either spatial or metaphorical
"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"
"Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"
"My property ends by the bushes"
"The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
3. end, terminate
be the end of be the last or concluding part of
"This sad scene ended the movie"
4. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate
terminate the employment of discharge from an office or position
"The boss fired his secretary today"
"The company terminated 25% of its workers"
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