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    stop - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stop

    Definition
    (noun) the event of something ending
    Synonyms : halt
    Example Sentence
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
    Definition
    (noun) the act of stopping something
    Synonyms : stoppage
    Example Sentence
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood
    Definition
    (noun) a brief stay in the course of a journey
    Synonyms : layover , stopover
    Example Sentence
    • they made a stopover to visit their friends
    Definition
    (noun) the state of inactivity following an interruption
    Synonyms : arrest , check , halt , hitch , stay , stoppage
    Example Sentence
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
    Definition
    (noun) a spot where something halts or pauses
    Example Sentence
    • his next stop is Atlanta
    Definition
    (noun) a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    Example Sentence
    • his stop consonants are too aspirated
    Definition
    (noun) a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    Synonyms : full point , full stop , period , point
    Example Sentence
    • in England they call a period a stop
    Definition
    (noun) (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
    Example Sentence
    • the organist pulled out all the stops
    Definition
    (noun) a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
    Synonyms : diaphragm
    Example Sentence
    • the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
    Definition
    (noun) a restraint that checks the motion of something
    Synonyms : catch
    Example Sentence
    • he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
    Definition
    (noun) an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    Synonyms : block , blockage , closure , occlusion , stoppage
    Example Sentence
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
    Definition
    (verb) come to a halt, stop moving
    Synonyms : halt
    Example Sentence
    • the car stopped
    • She stopped in front of a store window
    Definition
    (verb) put an end to a state or an activity
    Synonyms : cease , discontinue , give up , lay off , quit
    Example Sentence
    • Quit teasing your little brother
    Definition
    (verb) stop from happening or developing
    Synonyms : block , halt , kibosh
    Example Sentence
    • Block his election
    • Halt the process
    Definition
    (verb) interrupt a trip
    Synonyms : stop over
    Example Sentence
    • we stopped at Aunt Mary's house
    • they stopped for three days in Florence
    Definition
    (verb) cause to stop
    Example Sentence
    • stop a car
    • stop the thief
    Definition
    (verb) prevent completion
    Synonyms : break , break off , discontinue
    Example Sentence
    • stop the project
    • break off the negotiations
    Definition
    (verb) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    Synonyms : arrest , check , contain , hold back , turn back
    Example Sentence
    • Arrest the downward trend
    • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
    Definition
    (verb) seize on its way
    Synonyms : intercept
    Example Sentence
    • The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace
    Definition
    (verb) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    Synonyms : cease , end , finish , terminate
    Example Sentence
    • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
    • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    • My property ends by the bushes
    • The symphony ends in a pianissimo
    Definition
    (verb) render unsuitable for passage
    Synonyms : bar , barricade , block , block off , block up , blockade
    Example Sentence
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road
    Definition
    (verb) stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
    Synonyms : hold on
    Example Sentence
    • Hold on a moment!
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