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1‘opposition parties forced the adjournment of the parliament’
suspension, breaking off, discontinuation, interruption, postponement, rescheduling, deferment, deferral, delay, shelving, stay, pigeonholing, prorogation, dissolution, dissolving, disbandment, termination, halting
break, pause, suspension of proceedings, temporary cessation, recess, rest, time out, stoppage
North American tabling
informal let up, breather, mothballing, knocking off, taking five
North American continuation
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.