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  • v. (of an employer) To dismiss (workers) from employment, e.g. at a time of low business volume, often with a severance package.
  • v. (of a bookmaker) To place all or part of a bet with another bookmaker in order to reduce risk.
  • v. To cease, quit, stop (doing something).
  • v. To stop bothering, annoying, teasing, pestering, pressuring, being aggressive with, or hovering over someone; to leave (someone) alone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. dismiss, usually for economic reasons
  • v. put an end to a state or an activity


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