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stop as in the event of something ending
  • "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

Synonyms

  • halt disabled in the feet or legs; the state of inactivity following an interruption; the event of something ending; an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; cause to stop; come to a halt, stop moving; stop from happening or developing; stop the flow of a liquid
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stop as in the act of stopping something
  • "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"
  • "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"

Synonyms

  • stoppage the state of inactivity following an interruption; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; the act of stopping something
stop as in a brief stay in the course of a journey
  • "they made a stopover to visit their friends"

Synonyms

  • stopover a stopping place on a journey; a brief stay in the course of a journey
  • layover a brief stay in the course of a journey
stop as in the state of inactivity following an interruption
  • "the negotiations were in arrest"
  • "held them in check"
  • "during the halt he got some lunch"
  • "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"
  • "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

Synonyms

  • arrest the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); the state of inactivity following an interruption; take into custody; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; attract and fix; cause to stop
  • check a written order directing a bank to pay money; an appraisal of the state of affairs; the bill in a restaurant; the state of inactivity following an interruption; additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; the act of inspecting or verifying; a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress ; a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something ; a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; obstructing an opponent in ice hockey ; (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king ; examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; make an examination or investigation; be careful or certain to do something; lessen the intensity of; stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; put a check mark on or near or next to; slow the growth or development of; be verified or confirmed; be compatible, similar or consistent; block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey ; develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; consign for shipment on a vehicle; hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey ; stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; mark into squares or draw squares on; decline to initiate betting ; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; place into check; write out a check on a bank account ; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; verify by consulting a source or authority; arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; make cracks or chinks in; become fractured
  • halt disabled in the feet or legs; the state of inactivity following an interruption; the event of something ending; an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; cause to stop; come to a halt, stop moving; stop from happening or developing; stop the flow of a liquid
  • hitch to hook or entangle; walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; travel by getting free rides from motorists ; connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car" ; a period of time spent in military service ; the state of inactivity following an interruption; an unforeseen obstacle ; a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls ; a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome ; the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
  • stay continuing or remaining in a place or state; the state of inactivity following an interruption; a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset) ; (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar ; stay the same; stay put (in a certain place); dwell; continue in a place, position, or situation; remain behind; stop or halt; stay behind; hang on during a trial of endurance; stop a judicial process; fasten with stays ; overcome or allay
  • stoppage the state of inactivity following an interruption; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; the act of stopping something
stop as in a spot where something halts or pauses
  • "his next stop is Atlanta"
stop as in a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  • "his stop consonants are too aspirated"

Synonyms

  • stop consonant a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  • occlusive tending to occlude ; a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  • plosive consonant a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  • plosive speech sound a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  • plosive a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
stop as in a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  • "in England they call a period a stop"

Synonyms

  • period an amount of time; the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon ; (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games ; a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; the end or completion of something; the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  • point indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; be oriented; direct into a position for use; direct the course; be a signal for or a symptom of; sail close to the wind ; mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics ; mark with diacritics; mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes ; be positionable in a specified manner; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; give a point to; repair the joints of bricks; a geometric element that has position but no extension; the precise location of something; a brief version of the essential meaning of something; an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; an instant of time; the object of an activity; a V shape; a very small circular shape; the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; a promontory extending out into a large body of water; a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect ; an outstanding characteristic; sharp end; any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; a linear unit used to measure the size of type; one percent of the total principal of a loan; a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; the dot at the left of a decimal fraction ; the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip ; a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; the gun muzzle's direction; a wall socket ; a contact in the distributor
  • full stop a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  • full point a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
stop as in (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
  • "the organist pulled out all the stops"
stop as in a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
  • "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"

Synonyms

  • diaphragm a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves
stop as in a restraint that checks the motion of something
  • "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

Synonyms

  • catch a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; the quantity that was caught; a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect ; anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion) ; a restraint that checks the motion of something; a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window ; a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; the act of catching an object with the hands; the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; to hook or entangle; attract and fix; capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; reach in time; get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; catch up with and possibly overtake; be struck or affected by; check oneself during an action; hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; see or watch; cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; detect a blunder or misstep; grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; contract; start burning; perceive by hearing; suffer from the receipt of; attract; apprehend and reproduce accurately; take in and retain; spread or be communicated; be the catcher; become aware of; delay or hold up
stop as in an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  • "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

Synonyms

  • blockage the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction ; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; the act of blocking
  • block a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides ; a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted; an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope ; a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; a platform from which an auctioneer sells; the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements ; render unsuitable for passage; hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; stop from happening or developing; interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; run on a block system; interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; obstruct; block passage through; support, secure, or raise with a block; impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); be unable to remember; shape by using a block; shape into a block or blocks; prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
  • closure terminate debate by calling for a vote; approaching a particular destination; a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body ; a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric ; something settled or resolved; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; the act of blocking ; termination of operations
  • occlusion closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel) ; (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft ; (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed ; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; the act of blocking
  • stoppage the state of inactivity following an interruption; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; the act of stopping something
stop as in come to a halt, stop moving
  • "the car stopped"
  • "She stopped in front of a store window"

Synonyms

  • halt disabled in the feet or legs; the state of inactivity following an interruption; the event of something ending; an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; cause to stop; come to a halt, stop moving; stop from happening or developing; stop the flow of a liquid
stop as in put an end to a state or an activity
  • "Quit teasing your little brother"

Synonyms

  • discontinue put an end to a state or an activity; come to or be at an end; prevent completion
  • cease (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end ; put an end to a state or an activity; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
  • give up lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; give up with the intent of never claiming again; give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; put an end to a state or an activity; give up what is not strictly needed; part with a possession or right; leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; relinquish possession or control over; give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; stop maintaining or insisting on; allow the other (baseball) team to score; stop consuming
  • quit put an end to a state or an activity; give up or retire from a position; go away or leave ; turn away from; give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope
  • lay off put an end to a state or an activity; dismiss, usually for economic reasons
stop as in stop from happening or developing
  • "Block his election"
  • "Halt the process"

Synonyms

  • halt disabled in the feet or legs; the state of inactivity following an interruption; the event of something ending; an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; cause to stop; come to a halt, stop moving; stop from happening or developing; stop the flow of a liquid
  • block a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides ; a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted; an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope ; a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; a platform from which an auctioneer sells; the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements ; render unsuitable for passage; hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; stop from happening or developing; interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; run on a block system; interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; obstruct; block passage through; support, secure, or raise with a block; impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); be unable to remember; shape by using a block; shape into a block or blocks; prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
  • kibosh stop from happening or developing
stop as in interrupt a trip
  • "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"
  • "they stopped for three days in Florence"

Synonyms

  • stop over interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight; interrupt a trip
stop as in cause to stop
  • "stop a car"
  • "stop the thief"
stop as in prevent completion
  • "stop the project"
  • "break off the negotiations"

Synonyms

  • break some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; an unexpected piece of good luck; (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); a pause from doing something (as work); the act of breaking something; a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something ; breaking of hard tissue such as bone; the occurrence of breaking; an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion); the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool ; (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; a sudden dash; any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare; an escape from jail; terminate; become separated into pieces or fragments; render inoperable or ineffective; ruin completely; destroy the integrity of; act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; move away or escape suddenly; scatter or part; force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; prevent completion; enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; make submissive, obedient, or useful; fail to agree with; surpass in excellence; make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; come into being; stop operating or functioning; interrupt a continued activity; make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; lessen in force or effect; be broken in; come to an end; vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; cause to give up a habit; give up; come forth or begin from a state of latency; happen or take place; cause the failure or ruin of; invalidate by judicial action; discontinue an association or relation; assign to a lower position; reduce to bankruptcy; change directions suddenly ; emerge from the surface of a body of water; break down, literally or metaphorically; do a break dance; exchange for smaller units of money; destroy the completeness of a set of related items; make the opening shot that scatters the balls ; separate from a clinch, in boxing; go to pieces; break a piece from a whole; become punctured or penetrated; pierce or penetrate; be released or become known; cease an action temporarily; interrupt the flow of current in; undergo breaking; find a flaw in; find the solution or key to; change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another; happen; become fractured; crack; fall sharply; fracture a bone of; diminish or discontinue abruptly; weaken or destroy in spirit or body
  • break off interrupt before its natural or planned end; prevent completion; break off (a piece from a whole); break a piece from a whole; break a small piece off from
  • discontinue put an end to a state or an activity; come to or be at an end; prevent completion
stop as in hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
  • "check the expansion or influence of"
  • "Arrest the downward trend"
  • "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"
  • "Contain the rebel movement"
  • "Turn back the tide of communism"

Synonyms

  • check a written order directing a bank to pay money; an appraisal of the state of affairs; the bill in a restaurant; the state of inactivity following an interruption; additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; the act of inspecting or verifying; a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress ; a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something ; a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; obstructing an opponent in ice hockey ; (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king ; examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; make an examination or investigation; be careful or certain to do something; lessen the intensity of; stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; put a check mark on or near or next to; slow the growth or development of; be verified or confirmed; be compatible, similar or consistent; block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey ; develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; consign for shipment on a vehicle; hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey ; stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; mark into squares or draw squares on; decline to initiate betting ; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; place into check; write out a check on a bank account ; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; verify by consulting a source or authority; arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; make cracks or chinks in; become fractured
  • turn back retrace one's course; go back to a previous state; force to go away; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; turn inside out or upside down
  • arrest the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); the state of inactivity following an interruption; take into custody; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; attract and fix; cause to stop
  • contain include or contain; contain or hold; lessen the intensity of; be divisible by; be capable of holding or containing; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
  • hold back hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; refrain from doing; wait before acting; secure and keep for possible future use or application; hold back; prevent the action or expression of
stop as in seize on its way
  • "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"

Synonyms

  • intercept the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis ; seize on its way; tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
stop as in have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
  • "either spatial or metaphorical"
  • "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"
  • "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"
  • "My property ends by the bushes"
  • "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"

Synonyms

  • end have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; bring to an end or halt; be the end of; put an end to; either extremity of something that has length; the point in time at which something ends; the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence; the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; a final part or section; a final state; the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; a boundary marking the extremities of something; one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; the part you are expected to play; the last section of a communication; a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold ; (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
  • finish come or bring to a finish or an end; finally be or do something; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; provide with a finish; finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; cause to finish a relationship with somebody; a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance); the temporal end; a highly developed state of perfection; the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict); event whose occurrence ends something; (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed); the act of finishing
  • terminate bring to an end or halt; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; be the end of; terminate the employment of
  • cease (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end ; put an end to a state or an activity; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
stop as in render unsuitable for passage
  • "block the way"
  • "barricade the streets"
  • "stop the busy road"

Synonyms

  • barricade a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc. ; a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy; render unsuitable for passage; prevent access to by barricading; block off with barricades
  • block a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides ; a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted; an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope ; a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; a platform from which an auctioneer sells; the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements ; render unsuitable for passage; hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; stop from happening or developing; interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; run on a block system; interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; obstruct; block passage through; support, secure, or raise with a block; impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); be unable to remember; shape by using a block; shape into a block or blocks; prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
  • blockade a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy ; prevents access or progress ; hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; render unsuitable for passage; obstruct access to ; impose a blockade on
  • block off obstruct access to ; render unsuitable for passage; block off the passage through
  • block up render unsuitable for passage
  • bar prevent from entering; render unsuitable for passage; expel, as if by official decree; secure with, or as if with, bars; a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; a counter where you can obtain food or drink; a rigid piece of metal or wood; musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; the act of preventing; (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter; a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background; a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises ; a heating element in an electric fire; (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried
stop as in stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
  • "Hold on a moment!"

Synonyms

  • hold on hold firmly ; stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; be persistent, refuse to stop; hold the phone line open; retain possession of

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