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Verb type: 4


  1. (intransitive) to cease, come to an end, end, stop, finish
    Synonyms: loppua, päättyä, herjetä
    Sade lakkasi.
    The rain ceased.
  2. (auxiliary + elative of the third infinitive) to cease, end, stop, finish
    Synonym: lopettaa
    Aloin menestyä heti, kun lakkasin tekemästä kompromisseja.
    I became successful as soon as I stopped making compromises.


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".