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stop

stop

 
pronunciation:
stap
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
stop over
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stopped, stopping, stops
definition 1: to halt or cause to halt.
The engineer stopped the train.
synonyms:
halt
antonyms:
activate, start
similar words:
arrest, balk, brake, cease, check, discontinue, interrupt, kill, leave off, rest, stay, still
definition 2: to bring to an end or interrupt the process of.
They stopped construction of the new tower when the funds ran out.
synonyms:
end, interrupt, terminate
antonyms:
begin, commence, continue, start
definition 3: to cease from; desist.
The movie crew were forced to stop filming during the hurricane.The baby finally stopped crying and went to sleep.Will you please stop yelling?
synonyms:
quit
antonyms:
begin, continue
similar words:
can, cease, desist, discontinue, leave off
definition 4: to close.
He stopped the bottle with a cork.
synonyms:
close, plug
antonyms:
unstop
similar words:
bung, cork, occlude, seal, stopper, stopple, wall
definition 5: to block; obstruct (often fol. by up).
The drain was stopped up with grease.She stopped up the wound with a tourniquet.
synonyms:
choke, clog, close
antonyms:
unstop
similar words:
block, caulk, fill, impede, obstruct, occlude, plug, shut off, stanch
definition 6: to restrain or hinder.
Stop that thief!
synonyms:
hinder, intercept, restrain
similar words:
arrest, bar, check, constrain, control, deter, frustrate, impede, interrupt, obstruct, prevent, suppress, thwart
definition 7: to prevent from proceeding or traveling.
It was impossible to stop the flow of water.The accident stopped traffic.
synonyms:
arrest, interrupt
antonyms:
advance, propel
similar words:
block, check, control, halt, obstruct, prevent, prohibit, stall
definition 8: in boxing, to knock out or otherwise prevent (one's opponent) from continuing.
It only took a few rounds to stop him.
similar words:
beat, defeat, floor, knock out
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cease moving, acting, or proceeding.
The train stopped suddenly.He was hurrying to the interview, but he stopped for a moment to straighten his tie.
synonyms:
cease, halt, quit
antonyms:
continue, go, pass, start
similar words:
balk, brake, break, desist, discontinue, draw up, keep, leave off, rest, stand
definition 2: to reach an end; cease.
The rain stopped.Work has stopped for today.
synonyms:
conclude, end
antonyms:
begin, commence, continue, start
similar words:
break, cease, close, culminate, die, discontinue, finish, quit, terminate
definition 3: to pause for a brief visit during a course or journey (often fol. by "at," "in," or "by").
We stopped at my aunt's house on the way to Chicago.Please stop by if you're in the neighborhood.
similar words:
drop by, drop in, pause, sojourn, stay, visit
phrase: stop over
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of stopping or state of being stopped; cessation.
The bus came to a sudden stop.I made two stops on my way to work.
synonyms:
cessation, discontinuance
antonyms:
continuation
similar words:
cease, letup, stand, stay
definition 2: end; finish.
I'll put a stop to that noise right now!
synonyms:
end, halt
antonyms:
beginning, start
definition 3: a point where a bus or other public vehicle stops regularly for passengers.
The passenger next to me was getting off the train at the same stop.There were a lot of people waiting at the stop that day.
definition 4: a device for plugging up or closing an opening; stopper.
You'll need to pull out all the stops.
synonyms:
stopper, stopple
similar words:
plug
definition 5: something that hinders movement or progress; obstacle.
We made it through the project with very few stops.
synonyms:
blockage, obstacle, obstruction
similar words:
bar, impediment
definition 6: in music, any device or movement, such as a flute hole or a pressing down of a violin string, that causes an instrument to produce a particular note.
definition 7: the lens opening of a camera.
an f-stop
synonyms:
aperture, f-stop
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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