Meaning of CEASE in English

CEASE

verb

ADVERB

▪ altogether , completely , entirely

The noise faded, then ~d altogether.

▪ all but , almost , virtually

▪ largely

▪ effectively

My job had effectively ~d to exist.

▪ forthwith ( formal , esp. BrE ), immediately

These violations of the code must ~ forthwith.

▪ abruptly , suddenly

The bird's song ~d abruptly.

▪ gradually

▪ momentarily

▪ eventually , finally

▪ soon

▪ long , long since

The conversation had long ~d to interest me.

PREPOSITION

▪ with

Building ~d with the outbreak of war.

Cease is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ conversation , ↑ fighting , ↑ hostility , ↑ movement , ↑ rain

Cease is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ fire , ↑ hostility , ↑ operation , ↑ production , ↑ publication

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