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stall1

stall1

 
 
pronunciation:
stawl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small enclosed division of a barn or stable designed for lodging a single animal.
She brought the horse back to its stall.
definition 2: any small enclosed area; compartment.
The ladies' room has two stalls.
synonyms:
booth, cell, compartment, partition
definition 3: a booth used by a merchant for display and sale of goods.
I stopped by a few jewelry stalls at the fair.
synonyms:
booth, stand
definition 4: a designated space for parking a car.
definition 5: the sudden unintended stopping of an engine.
synonyms:
failure
definition 6: in an aircraft, the loss of airflow and lifting force, which tends to cause an uncontrolled falling.
The plane went into a stall over the mountains.
definition 7: a seat in a church, esp. a partially enclosed one for a clergy member or the choir.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stalled, stalling, stalls
definition 1: to place or keep in a stall.
We stalled the horses in a neighboring barn for the night.
synonyms:
park, stable
similar words:
bed, berth, cage, confine, coop, corral, crib, lodge, pen, quarter, shelter
definition 2: to unintentionally cause (an engine or vehicle) to stop running.
If you give it too much gas, you can stall the engine.
similar words:
cut, flood, halt, kill, stop
definition 3: to cause (an aircraft) to stall.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: of an engine or a vehicle, to stop running suddenly and without the intention of the operator.
Just as I reached the top of the hill, the car stalled.
synonyms:
fail
similar words:
cough, cut out, die, flood, sputter, stop
definition 2: of an aircraft, to lose airflow and lifting force.
The plane stalled and went into a nosedive.
similar words:
fall
definition 3: to stop advancing or progressing.
Negotiations stalled on the issue of pay.
synonyms:
break down, collapse
similar words:
bog down, die, fail, founder, halt, sink, stagnate, stick, stop
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