What is the opposite of running?

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Adjective
Opposite of continuous or recurring over a long period
Adjective
Opposite of being in effective or current operation, action, or force
Adjective
Opposite of never relaxing or slackening
Adjective
Opposite of of, or resembling, a liquid, especially in terms of flow
Adjective
Opposite of open for business
“They will understandably be disappointed to find out that the amusement park will be closed for good next month.”
Adjective
Opposite of continuing over a (usually extended) period of time
“The company's financial problems were just a temporary blip.”
Adjective
Opposite of having one thing coming rapidly after another
Adjective
Opposite of bustling
Adjective
Opposite of tending to flow freely, such as of a liquid
Adjective
Opposite of moving or able to move through the air
Adjective
Opposite of in motion
“When ready to pounce the wasp moves swiftly when its prey is usually in a stationary position.”
Adjective
Opposite of coming after something in time or place
“The nation's economic growth would stagnate in comparison to previous years.”
Adjective
(in a crime, process, etc) Opposite of associated with others, be a participant or make someone be a participant
“Senior officers believe that their suspect and the events that took place earlier this month are unrelated.”
Adjective
(of a wire or device) Opposite of electrically charged or energized
“What you have here is a discharged device, which would explain why it failed to function.”
Adverb
Opposite of in succession and without interruption
Adverb
Opposite of without interruption
“The sounds would emerge disconnectedly, and at irregular intervals, which made it difficult to ascertain their source.”
Adverb
Opposite of in operation
“Keep it turned off for the time being while we repair it.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of managing or operating something
Noun
Opposite of the process or activity of running a business, organization, etc
“Any town officer may be removed from office by the supreme court for any misconduct, maladministration, malfeasance, or malversation in office.”
Noun
Opposite of the manner in which an organization or activity is managed or directed
“The Council's inaction has allowed a worsening of conditions at the spot.”
Noun
Opposite of the process or act of managing, running or governing (something)
Noun
Opposite of the capabilities or efficiency of a machine or product
“This pitch has done nothing but display the ineffectiveness of your product.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of being in operation
“At the time, I dismissed it as some malfunction of my watch but quickly realized that we all had our time frames altered by people.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or manner of controlling or regulating a state, organization, or people
“When law and order break down in a country, it is the first step towards anarchy and chaos.”
Noun
Opposite of the management or guidance of someone or something
Noun
Opposite of the act of, or ability to, move from place to place
Noun
Opposite of the action of overseeing something
Verb
Opposite of reaching a specified state or condition
“The food is staying fresh after being kept in the refrigerator.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to move at a fast speed on foot
“She watched in gentle adoration, her two-year-old daughter walk slowly toward her.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
“To go out during the dark and encounter the violence of the conflicting elements might turn out more fatal than to remain where he was.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to chase after (something)
“Joe is an experienced spelunker, and he feels that it is incumbent upon him to guide the others to the exit.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to control or start the operation of
“We have to stop mechanical operations because two of the machines are faulty.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to maintain the operations of
“Plans to rollout recycling education improvements could fail due to a lack of funding.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to manage
“Many agents sell a bunch of houses, then spend all their time servicing those houses and neglect their business.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to extend or cause to extend in a particular direction
“The path will stop at the end of the bank where the river meets the sea.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
“An incumbent may decide to forgo the next election when certain conditions are met.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to organize, implement, or carry out
“Not until Ferdinand VII's death in 1833 did Spain abort all plans of military reconquest.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to pass or cause to pass quickly in a particular direction
“The stream will follow down the small cliff where it will terminate in a large pond.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to continue or be valid or operative for a particular period of time
“The temporary license will expire at the end of the month, and the individual will have to retake the state licensing exam.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to publish or be published in a newspaper or magazine
“He decides to censor the content and supervise the author, watching out for further subversiveness.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to associate or be friends with
“They say they are writing to dissociate themselves from the Institute's support for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to flow or move in a stream
“You can run the hairdryer over the wet patch on your dress and it should dry up pretty quick.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make or become liquefied by heat
“Keep on turning until the jelly begins to solidify, then transfer it to a jelly mold that has been incrusted on pounded ice.”
Verb
(of an automobile) Opposite of present participle for to have in one's possession for use
“If there was no signal from the rear window of the car, Peter was to drive on past the garage and discard the truck wherever it was convenient.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be presented for the duration of
“The promotion will end at the end of the month, so get in while you can.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to drive away
“I can't invite a boor like him to dinner, as he is likely to offend the other guests.”
Verb
(of stitches) Opposite of present participle for to come apart
“When all the rows are completed, stitch them together to form the patchwork top.”
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