1. 〔終わりにする〕stop ((doing)),《文》 cease ((doing; to do));〔断念する〕abandon, give up;〔終わらせる〕put an end to;〔契約などを破棄する〕cancel
    • 彼が入ってくると,彼らは話をやめた
    • They stopped talking when he came in.
    • たばこをやめたほうがよい
    • You'd better quit [give up] smoking.
    • 計画したことはどうあってもやめない
    • I won't abandon [give up] my plan no matter what happens.
    • こんな不当な差別はやめるべきだ
    • This unfair discrimination should be brought to an end.
    • この契約はやめることにした
    • I have decided to cancel this contract.
    • 先週はどこでやめましたっけ
    • 〔授業などで〕Where did we leave off last week?
  1. 〔辞する〕resign ((from, as)),quit;〔定年で〕retire ((from))
    • 勤めを辞める
    • resign from [quit] one's job
    • 議長を辞めた
    • He resigned 「as chairman [the chairmanship].
    • 仕事を辞めさせられた
    • He was dismissed from his job.
    • 彼女は結婚するので勤めをやめた
    • She quit [left] her job because she was getting married.
    • 大学2年の時学校を辞めた
    • She left [dropped out of] college in her second year.
  1. びょうき(病気)
    • 病める社会
    • an ailing society