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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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To drive or move into a given place or location
“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
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“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 put an end to, especially formally
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To stop operating
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To cause to be ineffective or deactivated
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To switch off or power down (something)
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To stay or rent accommodation at a place
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To summon or signal (to someone or a vehicle)
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To persuade or convince someone not to do something
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To grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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To prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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To immobilize or stop (from) moving, especially suddenly
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To cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
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To try to prevent by action or argument
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To diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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To come to rest after a descent from above
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To stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
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To be a portent of a particular outcome
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To surrender or end all resistance to
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To come face to face with someone or something with hostile or argumentative intent
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To catch or stop (the ball) and return it
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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 address or meet with expressions of friendliness or welcome
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Occur as a result
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Catch and arrest
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To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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(end up at) To arrive at a destination
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To form a covering layer or topmost part of
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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
“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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(rare) Something which makes movement or progress difficult
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“So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent, and check this overflowing of ungodliness.”
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A period of time by which something is late or postponed
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A barrier, railing, or other upright structure enclosing an area
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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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A place where one road crosses another
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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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