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Definitions and Synonyms of lay off | Another word for lay off | What is lay off?

Samples where lay off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

Synonyms for lay off in the sense of this definition

(lay off is a kind of ...) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

"The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

(... is a kind of lay off ) dismiss from work

"three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis"

Definition 2: put an end to a state or an activity - [verb of stative]

Samples where lay off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Quit teasing your little brother

Synonyms for lay off in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of lay off ) stop pursuing or acting

"drop a lawsuit" "knock it off!"

(... is a kind of lay off ) stop using

"leave off your jacket--no need to wear it here"

(... is a kind of lay off ) cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations

(... is a kind of lay off ) withdraw from active participation

"He retired from chess"

(... is a kind of lay off ) prevent from happening or continuing

"The government pulled the plug on spending"

(... is a kind of lay off ) stem the flow of

"shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation"

(... is a kind of lay off ) used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)

"Cheese it!"

(... is a kind of lay off ) stop doing what one is doing

"At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books"

(... is a kind of lay off ) give up

"break cigarette smoking"

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