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What is another word for stopping?

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The act of something that stops
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“The woman is in the scene crying out for the stopping of the assault.”
The action of suppressing or putting an end to an activity
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The process of blocking or obstructing
The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something
A suspension or postponement of judicial proceedings
The act of blocking, capturing or interrupting something in its path
Being on a visit to a place
Being victorious, typically as revenge for a previous defeat
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“They had an elite team that was virtually unbeatable and nobody could stop them.”
Present participle for to cause to come to an end
“I need to go on a diet to stop my weight gain.”
Present participle for to cease to perform a specified action
“I had to stop running temporarily due to tendonitis.”
Present participle for 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.”
(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.”
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.”
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.”
(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.”
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.”
Present participle for to pause and deliberate
“Do not behave rashly. Just stop for a moment and think!”
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.”
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