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Verb terminate has 4 senses
- end, terminate - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI"
--1 is one way to change, alter, modify
They won't terminate the story
- end, stop, finish, terminate, cease - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
Something is ----ing PP
- end, terminate - be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"
--3 is one way to be
Something ----s something
- fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate - terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
--4 is one way to remove
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE