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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

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#317end
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#11564surrender
#12423redundant
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#19862intercept
#22808discontinue
#26805blockade
#29516forfeit
#36540vacate
#41807relinquish
#42606renounce
#43279barricade
#49362forgo
#49931forego
#66067cede
#75117furlough
#229254kibosh

How to use lay off in a sentence?

  1. Chip Rogers:

    Thirty-three thousand small business hotels across the country are facing the difficult decision right now whether to close their doors and lay off millions of people over the next few days.

  2. James Cavallaro:

    We will have to lay off nearly half of our staff, 30 people, unless we get a cash injection by July, we are working very hard to stave off this crisis.

  3. Rodrigo Duterte:

    I will not plead or beg, but I'm just telling you that lay off the Pag-asa because I have soldiers there.

  4. Fahim Saleh:

    As a business, we kind of have to just roll with the punches and a lot of those people that we had to lay off were very focused on the transport sector of the business.

  5. Gordon Sondland:

    Keep the quid pro quo on the low low. Got it, i just want to go on the record and say,' you guys need to lay off my boy.'.


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