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    stoppage - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stoppage

    (noun) the state of inactivity following an interruption
    Synonyms : arrest , check , halt , hitch , stay , stop
    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
    (noun) an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    Synonyms : block , blockage , closure , occlusion , stop
    Example Sentence
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
    (noun) the act of stopping something
    Synonyms : stop
    Example Sentence
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood
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