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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: aborting, aborted, aborts

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

Encyclopedia: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail