terminate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: (cause to) come to an end or stop

The process terminated unexpectedly.
A display of fireworks terminated the festivities.
My account has been terminated when I asked for technical help.

VerbNet: stop-55.4
FrameNet: Activity_finish,Activity_stop
PropBank: terminate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: discontinue employment

He was terminated after 20 years in the job.
The company terminated 25% of its workers.

VerbNet: fire-10.10
FrameNet: Firing
PropBank: terminate.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4