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stall2

stall2

pronunciation:
stawl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: stalled, stalling, stalls
definition 1: to delay by doing certain actions.
Quit stalling and do your homework.
synonyms:
delay
similar words:
dawdle, evade, hesitate, linger, procrastinate
definition 2: to delay, or cause to go forward only slightly.
It was a minor accident, but it stalled our trip for a couple of days.He tried to stall the teacher by asking a lot of questions.
synonyms:
hinder
similar words:
block, bog down, hobble, interrupt, obstruct, paralyze, postpone
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something used to avoid or delay.
Her claim of being sick was a stall to keep from going back to work for one more day.
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