Meaning: to fire somebody from their job
- How many factory workers can we terminate this month?
- Unfortunately the company has been forced to terminate some valuable staff members.
Also "termination" and "termination notice", as in "All the termination notices must be sent by Friday."
Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
We were terminated because the company wanted to
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Contributor: Matt Errey