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  Definition of Stop
  1. a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
  2. the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
  3. an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
  4. a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
  5. a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
  6. (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; "the organist pulled out all the stops"
  7. a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop"
  8. a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
  9. the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
  10. a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
  11. the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
  12. prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negociations"
  13. stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
  14. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
  15. seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country''s airspace"
  16. render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
  17. cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
  18. come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
  19. interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary''s house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
  20. stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
  21. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony end
  22. put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
Similar Words: stopover, layover, stoppage, blockage, block, closure, occlusion, catch, diaphragm, period, point, full stop, full point, stop consonant, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive, halt, arrest, check, hitch, stay, break, break off, discontinue, hold on, turn back, contain, hold back, intercept, barricade, blockade, block off, block up, bar, stop over, kibosh, end, finish, terminate, cease, give up, quit, lay off


Hyponyms: night-stop, pit stop, stand, standdown, stand-down, hemostasis, haemostasis, hemostasia, haemostasia, breechblock, breech closer, plug, stopper, stopple, vapor lock, vapour lock, doorstop, doorstopper, pawl, detent, click, dog, tripper, trip, iris, iris diaphragm, suspension point, labial stop, glottal stop, glottal plosive, glottal catch, suction stop, cessation, surcease, standstill, tie-up, bus stop, checkpoint, loading zone, loading area, stopover, way station, countercheck, logjam, fracture, bog down, bog, interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off, cut down, cut out, shut off, block off, close off, close, check, rein, rein in, halt, hold, arrest, bring up, cut, flag down, stall, draw up, pull up, brake, go off, pull up short, conk, haul up, settle, call, lay over, stop over, embargo, stay, pass away, lapse, go out, adjourn, recess, vanish, disappear, culminate, climax, run out, run low, run short, go, go away, conclude, turn out, come out, discontinue, break, drop, knock off, leave off, sign off, retire, withdraw, pull the plug, cheese, call it quits, call it a day


Grouped Verbs: obstruct, block


Part Meronyms: camera, photographic camera, organ, pipe organ


Derivational Morphology: lay over, stop over, discontinue, cease, give up, quit, lay off, break, break off, halt, block, kibosh, stuff, lug, choke up, barricade, blockade, block off, block up, bar, intercept, check, turn back, arrest, contain, hold back, point, stem, stanch, staunch, hold, hold on, stoppage, discontinuance, discontinuation, hitch, stay, containment, catch, interception, interceptor, plug, stopper, stopple, blockage, closure, occlusion, blocking, interference, roadblock, freeze, stopover, layover, end point, endpoint, termination, terminus, ending, conclusion, finish, stopping point, finale, finis, last, close, finishing, end, closing, destruction, death, final stage, cessation, surcease


Anagrams: spot, post, Post


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: halte and stilhou   Bulgarian: прекратявам and спирам  
Catalan: parada and parar   Chinese:  
Dutch: aanhouden and halte and stoppen   Finnish: pysähtyä and pysäkki and pysäyttää  
French: arrêt and arrêter   German: anhalten and aufhören and Haltestelle and stoppen  
Hebrew: גמר and נגמר and עצר   Hungarian: abbahagyni and állni and megállitani  
Italian: fermare   Japanese: 止まる  
Korean: 멈추다 and 구치다   Polish: zatrzymać się  
Portuguese: parar and ponto final   Romanian: opri and termina  
Russian: останавливать and останавливаться and остановка and переставать and прекращать   Slovak: prerušiť and prestať and zastaviť and zastaviť sa  
Spanish: parada and parar   Swedish: hållplats and sluta and stanna and stoppa  
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