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Noun
The act of something that stops
Verb
Present participle for to cause to come to an end
“I need to go on a diet to stop my weight gain.”
Verb
Present participle for to cease to perform a specified action
“I had to stop running temporarily due to tendonitis.”
Verb
(of a vehicle) Present participle for to cease the movement of
“Let's stop the car outside the supermarket so I can run in quickly to get some garlic.”
Verb
(of an event, action, or process) Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to close or block an opening
“He tried to stop the leak by putting his finger in the hole in the dam.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
(of an action or event) Present participle for to prevent from happening
“Despite the best efforts of the protestors, they could not stop the ratification of the new law.”
Verb
Present participle for to refuse to provide (as per usual)
“Billy had misbehaved that week, and his parents would stop his pocket money as punishment.”
Verb
Present participle for to pause and deliberate
“Do not behave rashly. Just stop for a moment and think!”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to achieve victory over
“They had an elite team that were virtually unbeatable and nobody could stop them.”
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