abort abort  /ə ˈbɔrt/


  1. (v) terminate before completion
  2. (n) the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
  3. (v) terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
  4. (v) cease development, die, and be aborted

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  1. As she lay on the prison floor, Hwang demanded that she abort the fetus herself.
  2. Blinded by the fog, that pilot was forced to turn around and abort the mission.


  1. Tampa man accused in unborn child's death wants bail

    The Tampa man accused of secretly feeding abortion pills to his pregnant lover is trying to get rele
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Bay News 9 Tampa Bay

  2. Will 2013 Be a Watershed Year for the Pro-Life Movement?

    Partly due to their own hard work and partly due to events beyond their control, pro-life activists appear energized by new opportunities to reach the public with their message and advance legislation that limits abortions. Will 2013 be a watershed year for the pro-life movement? Some pro-life leaders interviewed by The Christian Post believe so.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Christian Post


  1. A Republican who served in the Reagan cabinet, Mr. Bennett told his listeners: "I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could - if that were your sole purpose - you could abort every black baby in this country, and your...
    on Oct 5, 2005 By: William Bennett Source: New York Times

  2. "ZANU-PF are in a desperate attempt to try and stop or abort our victory," Chamisa said. "It's a struggle. We have to fight it out."
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Nelson Chamisa Source: Washington Post

  3. "If you see anything abnormal, I want you guys to call an abort," station commander Peggy Whitson told Parazynski and fellow spacewalker Douglas Wheelock.
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: Peggy Whitson Source: ABC News

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