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To cause to come to an end
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“I need to go on a diet to stop my weight gain.”
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To cease to perform a specified action
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“They had an elite team that was virtually unbeatable and nobody could stop them.”
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To stop operating
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Forcibly put an end to
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To prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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To grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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Approach for conversation or solicitation
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To physically remain or stay at a given place for a period of time
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To render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move
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To become solid due to low temperature, especially of a liquid
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Admit defeat
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Put your head down
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To make a short visit somewhere, on the way to another place
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To stop the noise or speech of
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To try to prevent by action or argument
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To come to rest after a descent from above
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To close, terminate, or end
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To be a portent of a particular outcome
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To make more bearable or less severe
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Shut something off
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To direct or notify by a movement or gesture
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To catch or stop (the ball) and return it
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Pause in indecision before saying or doing something
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Occur as a result
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Catch and arrest
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To lie in wait for and attack by surprise
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(of a question or problem) To be too hard for
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To hold up or serve as a foundation for
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A halt in movement or operation
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“The power was cut off and business would come to a stop for the rest of the day.”
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A break during a journey
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“We had a brief stop at the lake for lunch during our hike through the valley.”
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A place of sojourn during a trip or journey
“Our last stop during our trip around Europe was Paris.”
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A place where people enter or alight from public transportation
“We waited at the stop for over fifteen minutes before the bus finally arrived.”
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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.”
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(pull out all the stops) That which makes movement or progress difficult
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The place to which someone or something is going or being sent
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Restroom break
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The quality or characteristic of being uneven
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Sound produced from opening a previously closed oral passage
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A series of severe measures to restrict undesirable or illegal people or behaviour
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A plug or stopper, typically made from bark and used for bottles
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A motionless state
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An act of seizing and attempting to stop or throw someone to the ground
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The act of retarding or delaying
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A barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to prevent or control access or escape
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A place where roads meet
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A small flap or strip of material attached to or projecting from something, used to hold, fasten, or manipulate it, or for identification and information
Interjection
Horse command
Interjection
Forget it
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