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Adjective
Delay or delaying
Adjective
Causing or tending to cause deliberate difficulties and delays
Adjective
Tentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking
Adjective
Intended to cause delay
Noun
The action of pausing before saying or doing something
Noun
A deliberate policy of obstructing something, especially a political process or body
Noun
The use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth or to avoid committing oneself; prevarication
Noun
The action or state of not functioning
Noun
Action of passing time in an unproductive manner
Noun
A stoppage or sudden cessation of motion
Verb
Present participle for stop or cause to stop making progress
“… endless complaints stalled the process of selecting the winning design for the memorial.”
Verb
Present participle for speak or act in a deliberately vague way in order to gain more time to deal with something; prevaricate
“Or is the Court simply stalling for time until a new chief justice is appointed?”
Verb
Present participle for to cause to stop making progress, to hinder, to slow down, to delay or forestall
“Start making scenes in his shop and he'll stall you for months with references to far-away bureaucrats without whose say-so nothing can move.”
Verb
Present participle for to stop functioning
“The engine stalls sometimes when it's very cold outside.”
Verb
Stopping short
“The engine stalled.”
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