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Noun: abort  u'bort
  1. The act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
    "I wasted a year of my life working on an abort"; "he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area"
Verb: abort  u'bort
  1. Terminate before completion
    "abort the mission"; "abort the process running on my computer"
     
  2. Cease development, die, and be aborted
    "an aborting foetus"
     
  3. Terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion

Derived forms: aborted, aborting, aborts

Type of: buy the farm [N. Amer], cash in one's chips, choke, conclusion, conk, croak, decease, die, discharge, drop dead, eject, end, ending, exhaust, exit, expel, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, pop one's clogs, release, snuff it, terminate, termination

Encyclopedia: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail