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stop

stop

 
pronunciation:
stap
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
stop over
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part of speech: verb
inflections: stopped, stopping, stops
definition 1: to halt or cause to halt.
The sudden cloudburst stopped our picnic.My mother stopped the videotape when it was time to eat dinner.
synonyms:
halt
antonyms:
activate, start
similar words:
arrest, balk, brake, cease, check, discontinue, interrupt, leave off, stay, still
definition 2: to do no longer; cease from.
Will you stop yelling?
synonyms:
quit
antonyms:
begin, continue
similar words:
can, cease, discontinue, leave off
definition 3: to close or plug.
He stopped the bottle with a cork.
synonyms:
close, plug
similar words:
cork, seal, wall
definition 4: to block (often followed by "up").
Grease stopped up the drain.
synonyms:
choke, clog, close
similar words:
block, caulk, fill, obstruct, plug, shut off
definition 5: to prevent from moving or traveling.
The accident stopped traffic.
synonyms:
arrest, interrupt
antonyms:
advance, propel
similar words:
block, check, control, halt, obstruct, prevent, prohibit, stall
definition 6: to cease moving, acting, or proceeding.
The car stopped at the red light.He stopped in the middle of the story.
synonyms:
cease, halt
antonyms:
continue, go, pass, start
similar words:
balk, break, discontinue, draw up, keep, rest
definition 7: to reach an end; cease.
The fun stopped when someone got hurt.
synonyms:
end
antonyms:
commence
similar words:
break, cease, close, die, finish, quit, terminate
definition 8: to pause for a short visit during a course or journey (often followed by "at," "in," or "by").
We'll stop at your house on our way to Arizona.
similar words:
drop by, drop in, pause, stay, visit
phrase: stop over
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of stopping or state of being stopped.
The car came to a stop in front of our house.
similar words:
stand
definition 2: a point where a bus or other public vehicle stops for passengers.
The people waited at the stop for the bus to come.
Word Builder: stop +
  • stoplight:
    a red traffic light.
  • stop sign:
    a red sign on the side of the road that tells drivers to stop.
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