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 stop stop

noun

  • () a brief stay in the course of a journey  ( layover, stopover, stop )
    a brief stay in the course of a journey
     they made a stopover to visit their friends
    they made a stopover to visit their friends
  • () the act of stopping something  ( stoppage, stop )
    the act of stopping something
     the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    the third baseman made some remarkable stops
     his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood
    his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood
  • () the event of something ending  ( halt, stop )
    the event of something ending
     it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
    it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • () a spot where something halts or pauses  ( stop )
    a spot where something halts or pauses
     his next stop is Atlanta
    his next stop is Atlanta
  • () the state of inactivity following an interruption  ( arrest, hitch, stay, stoppage, check, halt, stop )
    the state of inactivity following an interruption
     the negotiations were in arrest
    the negotiations were in arrest
     held them in check
    held them in check
     during the halt he got some lunch
    during the halt he got some lunch
     the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
     he spent the entire stop in his seat
    he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • an obstruction in a pipe or tube  ( block, blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage )
    an obstruction in a pipe or tube
     we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
    we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
  • a restraint that checks the motion of something  ( catch, stop )
    a restraint that checks the motion of something
     he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
    he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
  • a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens  ( stop, diaphragm )
    a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
     the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
    the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
  • (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes  ( stop )
    (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
     the organist pulled out all the stops
    the organist pulled out all the stops
  • a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations  ( full point, full stop, period, point, stop )
    a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
     in England they call a period a stop
    in England they call a period a stop
  • a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it  ( occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant )
    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
     his stop consonants are too aspirated
    his stop consonants are too aspirated
  • verb

  • () come to a halt, stop moving  ( halt, stop )
    come to a halt, stop moving
     the car stopped
    the car stopped
     She stopped in front of a store window
    She stopped in front of a store window
  • () put an end to a state or an activity  ( give up, lay off, discontinue, quit, cease, stop )
    put an end to a state or an activity
     Quit teasing your little brother
    Quit teasing your little brother
  • () stop from happening or developing  ( kibosh, block, halt, stop )
    stop from happening or developing
     Block his election
    Block his election
     Halt the process
    Halt the process
  • () cause to stop  ( stop )
    cause to stop
     stop a car
    stop a car
     stop the thief
    stop the thief
  • () interrupt a trip  ( stop over, stop )
    interrupt a trip
     we stopped at Aunt Mary's house
    we stopped at Aunt Mary's house
     they stopped for three days in Florence
    they stopped for three days in Florence
  • () prevent completion  ( discontinue, break off, break, stop )
    prevent completion
     stop the project
    stop the project
     break off the negotiations
    break off the negotiations
  • () hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of  ( check, contain, turn back, arrest, stop, hold back )
    hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
     Arrest the downward trend
    Arrest the downward trend
     Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
     Contain the rebel movement
    Contain the rebel movement
     Turn back the tide of communism
    Turn back the tide of communism
  • () seize on its way  ( stop, intercept )
    seize on its way
     The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace
    The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace
  • () have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical  ( stop, terminate, cease, finish, end )
    have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
     the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
    the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
     Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
     My property ends by the bushes
    My property ends by the bushes
     The symphony ends in a pianissimo
    The symphony ends in a pianissimo
  • stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments  ( stop, hold on )
    stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
     Hold on a moment!
    Hold on a moment!
  • render unsuitable for passage  ( block off, block up, blockade, stop, barricade, bar, block )
    render unsuitable for passage
     block the way
    block the way
     barricade the streets
    barricade the streets
     stop the busy road
    stop the busy road