cease collocations and examples

 UK /siːs/

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1

stop happening or continuing


Adverbs frequently used with cease
immediately: forthwith, immediatelyThis practice is most undesirable and must cease forthwith.suddenly: abruptly, suddenlyAnd then the battle ceased as suddenly as it began.completely or permanently: altogether, completely, entirely, permanentlyVisibility then became very poor and firing ceased altogether.almost: almost, practically, virtuallyClearance for agriculture has virtually ceased but continues for residential and tourist development.in effect: effectivelyWith the budget cuts new building has effectively ceased.finally: eventually, finallyTin mining only finally ceased at the end of the 20th century.for a short time: temporarilyWeather forecasts temporarily ceased, although storm warnings were continued.
Nouns frequently used as the subject of cease
fighting: bombardment, fighting, firing, gunfire, hostilities, operationsOnce hostilities ceased, we separated and went our own ways.activity: activities, activityThe charity is flourishing but our fundraising activities never cease.At the moment of death all brain activity ceases.production or trading: operations, production, tradingProduction at the car plant ceased in 2005.
2

stop doing something


Nouns frequently used as the object of cease
activity, manufacture, operation, production, trading, workThe magazine has not ceased production, but has merely been postponed a bit.
 
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