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  Definition of stall
  1. a tactic used to mislead or delay
  2. small area set off by walls for special use
  3. small individual study area in a library
  4. a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  5. a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
  6. a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; "the plane went into a stall and I couldn''t control it"
  7. deliberately delay an event or action; "she doesn''t want to write the report, so she is stalling"
  8. come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"
  9. cause an engine to stop; "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
  10. cause an airplane to go into a stall
  11. experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
  12. put into, or keep in, a stall; "Stall the horse"
  13. postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
Similar Words: stalling, booth, cubicle, kiosk, carrel, carrell, stand, sales booth, conk, procrastinate, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally

 

Hyponyms: stonewalling, confessional, polling booth, prompt box, prompter's box, shower stall, shower bath, telephone booth, phone booth, call box, telephone box, telephone kiosk, tollbooth, tolbooth, tollhouse, voting booth, coffee stall, newsstand, procrastinate

 

Part Meronyms: library, depository library, stable, stalls, horse barn

 

Derivational Morphology: procrastinate, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally, conk, stalling, dallier, dillydallier, dilly-dallier, mope, lounger, procrastination, cunctation, procrastinator, postponer, cunctator

 

Anagrams: atlas, salat, Atlas

 

 
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