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verb as in stop or cancel something

verb as in terminate or fail to complete pregnancy

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The executive then sends out an abort signal to the brain’s memory center, the hippocampus.

If the NFT thinks the TAGSAM arm is coming down on something dangerous flagged by the hazard map, it will automatically execute an abort burn that moves the spacecraft up and away from the surface.

Because the abort was triggered just before the rocket's main RS-68 engines had begun to ignite, the delay before the next launch attempt may be less than a week.

Ellen makes her choice, and she throws herself down the stairs to abort the baby.

They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton.

Devastated, she climbed with feral intensity, hoping the baby might spontaneously abort.

Well, Sarah Palin is travelling across the country alerting people that “angry atheists” want to “abort Christ from Christmas.”

All of a sudden, Mission Control (voiced by Ed Harris, paying homage to Apollo 13) orders the team to abort immediately.

I've tried my best to abort this big bug, but I can't find anything amiss.

After we took off and headed for Europe across the Channel there would usually be someone who would abort the mission.

Some appearances make me think that they abort by becoming confluent with the main petiole.

Continuous application of equal parts of alcohol and water night and day may abort it.

The bruised leaves are used locally in painful affections of the joints and to abort syphilitic buboes and abscesses of all kinds.


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On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abort, such as: break off, cut off, halt, interrupt, nullify, and scrap.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.