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stall2

stall2

 
pronunciation:
stawl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stalled, stalling, stalls
definition 1: to employ evasion or other delaying maneuvers.
Quit stalling and answer the question.
synonyms:
delay, temporize
similar words:
dawdle, dilly-dally, equivocate, evade, filibuster, hem and haw, hesitate, linger, procrastinate, stonewall
definition 2: in sports, to strategically slow the pace of a game.
The other side received a penalty for stalling.
similar words:
delay
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to delay, hinder, or cause to proceed only minimally.
He stalled the investigation by claiming to be very ill.
synonyms:
delay, hinder, impede, slow, stonewall
similar words:
block, bog down, filibuster, hobble, interrupt, obstruct, paralyze, postpone
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an evasion or other delaying maneuver.
Calling in to say he had a flat tire was just a stall to buy him some more time.
synonyms:
evasion
definition 2: in some sports, a strategic slowing of the pace of a game.
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