terminate the employment of
discharge from an office or position
"The boss fired his secretary today"
"The company terminated 25% of its workers"
- give notice - give the axe - send away - force out - give the sack
be the end of
be the last or concluding part of
"This sad scene ended the movie"
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
either spatial or metaphorical
"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"
"Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"
"My property ends by the bushes"
"The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
bring to an end or halt
"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"
"The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"