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Verb
To cause to come to an end
“I need to go on a diet to stop my weight gain.”
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To cease to perform a specified action
“I had to stop running temporarily due to tendonitis.”
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(of a vehicle) To cease the movement of
“Let's stop the car outside the supermarket so I can run in quickly to get some garlic.”
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(of an event, action, or process) To come to an end or cease to occur
“Jim's questioning of the president would finally stop after the microphone was taken off him.”
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To close or block an opening
“He tried to stop the leak by putting his finger in the hole in the dam.”
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To prevent or dissuade someone from engaging in an activity
“She did her best to stop her husband from eating pizza for dinner because it was bad for his health.”
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(of an action or event) To prevent from happening
“Despite the best efforts of the protestors, they could not stop the ratification of the new law.”
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To refuse to provide (as per usual)
“Billy had misbehaved that week, and his parents would stop his pocket money as punishment.”
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To pause and deliberate
“Do not behave rashly. Just stop for a moment and think!”
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To stay at a place briefly during a journey
“We can stop at a small town along the way for a break during our long drive.”
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To achieve victory over
“They had an elite team that were virtually unbeatable and nobody could stop them.”
Noun
A halt in movement or operation
“The power was cut off and business would come to a stop for the rest of the day.”
Noun
A break during a journey
“We had a brief stop at the lake for lunch during our hike through the valley.”
Noun
A place of sojourn during a trip or journey
“Our last stop during our trip around Europe was Paris.”
Noun
A place where people enter or alight from public transportation
“We waited at the stop for over fifteen minutes before the bus finally arrived.”
Noun
A punctuation mark representing a pause or separating clauses
“Please use a stop to separate your sentences which will improve the readability of your writing.”
Noun
(pull out all the stops) That which makes movement or progress difficult
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