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stem2

stem2

 
pronunciation:
stem
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stemmed, stemming, stems
definition 1: to stop the flow of; dam up; stanch.
The jetty stemmed the waves.
synonyms:
dam, stanch
similar words:
block, hold, impede, obstruct, quell, restrain, stop, suppress
definition 2: to stop or restrain as if by a dam; check.
policies designed to stem excessive spending
synonyms:
check, curb, dam
similar words:
arrest, bar, block, constrain, halt, hold, limit, reduce, restrain, retard, slow, stay, stop, suppress
definition 3: in skiing, to push the heel of (one or both skis) outward to turn or decelerate.
similar words:
turn
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: in skiing, to push the heel of one or both skis outward to turn or decelerate.
similar words:
accelerate, turn
 
part of speech: noun
definition: in skiing, the act of stemming.