lopettaa

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  • Hyphenation: lo‧pet‧taa
  • Rhymes: opettaa

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lopettaa

  1. (transitive) to stop, end, finish, quit
    Lopeta tuo!
    Stop that!
    Hän lopetti lukemisen.
    She finished reading.
  2. (intransitive) to call it a day
    Minä ainakin lopetan tältä päivältä.
    At least I will call it a day now.
    Kärsittyään suuria tappioita kolmena vuonna peräkkäin, johtaja päätti lopettaa ja myi yrityksensä.
    After suffering massive losses for three years in a row, the boss decided to call it a day, and sold his company.
  3. (transitive) to complete
  4. (transitive, law) to cease and desist (to stop and to not resume an action)
  5. (transitive, esp of animals) to kill, put down, put to sleep, destroy, euthanize
    Laki vaatii lopettamaan vesikauhuisen koiran.
    Destroying a rabid dog is required by law.
  6. (transitive, computing) to close

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