usage: the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed; "I wasted a year of my life working on an abort"; "he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area"
1. abort, end, terminate
usage: terminate before completion; "abort the mission"; "abort the process running on my computer"
2. abort, die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it
usage: cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus"