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Give up or stop doing something:‘I laid off smoking for seven years’
give up, stop, refrain from, abstain from, not continue, desist from, leave alone, cut outquitpack in, leave off, kick, give over, knock offView synonyms
- ‘Im also trying to lay off the dairy after a week of upset stomach.’
- ‘In her defense, laying off the booze would mean seeing him sober…’
- ‘Now I'm doing an Amber and trying to quit the fags - my immune system is shot and laying off the smokes should help a bit.’
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