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stop (n):
a brief stay in the course of a journey
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they made a stopover to visit their friends
Related Words: layoverover
stop (n):
the act of stopping something
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the third baseman made some remarkable stops.
his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

Related Words: page
stop (n):
an obstruction in a pipe or tube
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we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
Related Words: blockblockage
stop (n):
a restraint that checks the motion of something
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he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
stop (n):
a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
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the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
stop (n):
(music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
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the organist pulled out all the stops
stop (n):
a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
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in England they call a period a stop
Related Word: point
stop (n):
a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
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his stop consonants are too aspirated
Related Words: occlusiveconsonant
stop (n):
the event of something ending
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it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
Related Words: halt
stop (n):
a spot where something halts or pauses
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his next stop is Atlanta
stop (n):
the state of inactivity following an interruption
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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

Related Words: checkhaltpage
stop (v):
prevent completion
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stop the project.
break off the negotiations

Related Words: discontinue
stop (v):
stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
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Hold on a moment!
stop (v):
hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
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Arrest the downward trend.
Check the growth of communism in South East Asia.
Contain the rebel movement.
Turn back the tide of communism

Related Words: contain
stop (v):
render unsuitable for passage
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block the way.
barricade the streets.
stop the busy road

Related Words: barbarricadeblockblockade
stop (v):
seize on its way
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The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace
Related Words: intercept
stop (v):
cause to stop
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stop a car.
stop the thief
stop (v):
come to a halt, stop moving
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the car stopped.
She stopped in front of a store window

Related Words: halt
stop (v):
interrupt a trip
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we stopped at Aunt Mary's house.
they stopped for three days in Florence
stop (v):
stop from happening or developing
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Block his election.
Halt the process

Related Words: blockhalt
stop (v):
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
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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

Related Words: endfinishterminate
stop (v):
put an end to a state or an activity
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Quit teasing your little brother
Related Words: ceasediscontinue
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Don't bite the hand that feeds you


It is not be a good idea to hurt the person (or company) that pays you or takes care of you.


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