Definition of terminate in English:
- When the work was more than half finished the homeowners terminated the contract.
- She went off on sick leave in early 1998 and her appointment was terminated in March that year.
- As a result, data collection in these sites was terminated prior to achieving the targeted number of cases.
- Once the fetal demise was diagnosed, pregnancy was terminated by medical induction, such that the products of conception were largely delivered intact.
- In severe cases, detected early in pregnancy, the option of terminating the pregnancy may be considered.
- I work as an obstetrician in a city where one in three pregnancies is terminated.
- We all got off at Kennington, because the train was terminating; he stumbles and falls over onto the other platform.
- The driver told them the bus had terminated and asked them to leave, but they demanded to be taken on to Danebury Avenue.
- The doors closed, we trundled to the next station, then the train terminated.
- The Plaintiff testified that she was shocked that she was terminated from her employment.
- An at-will policy allows employers to terminate workers at the company's discretion.
- When someone is terminated, sit down with each employee individually and tell them why that happened, Duffy says.
- A road does not necessarily terminate in the same sector in which it begins.
- The end result is a three-storey, south-facing crescent, terminating in a taller building at either side, creating a book-end effect.
- The group took a thrilling helicopter ride over the glacier, which descends some 2,280 feet, terminating in a spectacular icefall that feeds the river.
- terminate someone with extreme prejudice
- euphemistic, chiefly US Murder someone.Example sentences
- If I told you I'd have to remotely terminate you with extreme prejudice immediately afterwards!
- They might send missiles or the guy next door might be about to terminate you with extreme prejudice.
- If you have a heavy-breathing guy in a mask trying to terminate you with extreme prejudice while you're doing this, your hands will probably be shaking, so add at least a minute to the process.
Late 16th century (in the sense 'direct an action towards a specified end'): from Latin terminat- 'limited, ended', from the verb terminare, from terminus 'end, boundary'.
Words that rhyme with terminateexterminate, germinate, verminate
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