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Synonyms for lay off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)

    put an end to a state or an activity

    "Quit teasing your little brother"

    Synonyms:
    spare, leave office, allow, block up, abandon, drop by the wayside, forfeit, vacate, halt, release, resign, forgo, block off, hold back, end, kick, throw in, finish, block, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, cede, turn back, waive, throw overboard, stop over, break off, break, throw in the towel, step down, give up, depart, stop, relinquish, blockade, hold on, deliver, arrest, bar, cease, barricade, renounce, take leave, discontinue, contain, drop out, free, chuck up the sponge, kibosh, intercept, terminate, furlough, forego, dispense with, quit, foreswear, check

  2. furlough, lay off(verb)

    dismiss, usually for economic reasons

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

    Synonyms:
    give up, discontinue, furlough, cease, quit, stop

Wiktionary

  1. lay off(verb)

    Synonyms:
    let go, redundant

How to say lay off in sign language?

  1. layoff

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#317end
#625release
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#10518terminate
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#14530abandon
#18763waive
#19661resign
#19862intercept
#22808discontinue
#26805blockade
#29516forfeit
#36540vacate
#41807relinquish
#42606renounce
#43279barricade
#49362forgo
#49931forego
#66067cede
#75117furlough
#229254kibosh

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