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stop (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to close by filling or obstructing
b) to hinder or prevent the passage of
c) to get in the way of be wounded or killed by - easy to stop a bullet along a lonely … road Harvey Fergusson
2.
a) to close up or block off (an opening) - plug
b) to make impassable - choke obstruct
c) to cover over or fill in (a hole or crevice)
3.
a) to cause to give up or change a course of action
b) to keep from carrying out a proposed action - restrain prevent stopped them from leaving
4.
a) to cause to cease - check suppress
b) - discontinue
5.
a) to deduct or withhold (a sum due)
b) to instruct one's bank to refuse (payment) or refuse payment of (as a check)
6.
a) to arrest the progress or motion of cause to halt - stopped the car
b) - parry
c) to check by means of a weapon - bring down kill
d) to beat in a boxing match by a knockout , broadly - defeat
e) - baffle nonplus
7.
to change the pitch of (as a violin string) by pressing with the finger or (as a wind instrument) by closing one or more finger holes or by thrusting the hand or a mute into the bell
8.
intransitive verb
to hold an honor card and enough protecting cards to be able to block (a bridge suit) before an opponent can run many tricks
1.
a) to cease activity or operation - his heart stopped the rain stopped
b) to come to an end especially suddenly - close finish
2.
a) to cease to move on - halt
b) - pause hesitate
3.
a) to break one's journey - stay
b) chiefly British - remain
c) to make a brief call drop in
4.
to become choked - clog the sink often stops up
stop (noun)
1.
a) - cessation end
b) a pause or breaking off in speech
2.
a) (1) a graduated set of organ pipes of similar design and tone quality
(2) a corresponding set of vibrators or reeds of a reed organ
(3) - stop knob often used figuratively in phrases like pull out all the stops to suggest holding nothing back
b) a means of regulating the pitch of a musical instrument
3.
a) something that impedes, obstructs, or brings to a halt - impediment obstacle
b) the aperture of a camera lens , also a marking of a series (as of f-numbers) on a camera for indicating settings of the diaphragm
c) a drain plug - stopper
4.
a device for arresting or limiting motion
5.
the act of the state of being - stopping stopped check
6.
a) a halt in a journey - stay made a brief stop to refuel
b) a stopping place - a bus stop
7.
a) chiefly British any of several punctuation marks
b) - used in telegrams and cables to indicate a period
c) a pause or break in a verse that marks the end of a grammatical unit
8.
a) an order stopping payment (as of a check or note) by a bank
b) - stop order
9.
a consonant characterized by complete closure of the breath passage in the course of articulation - compare continuant
10.
a depression in the face of an animal at the junction of forehead and muzzle
11.
a function of an electronic device that a recording - stops
stop (adjective)
serving to stop designed to stop - stop line stop signal
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
stop (noun)
1.
a brief halt in a journey
SYNONIMS:
layover, stopover
RELATED WORDS:
break, pause, rest
stop (noun)
2.
a regular stopping place
SYNONIMS:
stop, way station
RELATED WORDS:
depot, terminal; layover, stopover; outstation
stop (noun)
3.
something that makes movement or progress difficult
SYNONIMS:
balk, bar, block, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, fetter, handicap, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammel
RELATED WORDS:
catch, hitch, rub, snag; barrier, blockade, blockage, brick wall, stone wall; arrest, bit, brake, check, constraint, curb, hobble, rein, restraint; embargo, stoppage; delay, holdup, stall; burden, cumber, load; danger, hazard, peril, reef; adversity, difficulty, disadvantage, drawback, hardship
NEAR ANTONYMS:
catalyst, goad, impetus, incentive, spur, stimulant, stimulus; advantage, break, edge; aid, assistance, benefit, boost, handmaiden ( handmaid), help
stop (noun)
4.
the stopping of a process or activity
SYNONIMS:
arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, termination
RELATED WORDS:
mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspension
NEAR ANTONYMS:
extension, persistence, prolongation
continuance, continuation
stop (verb)
1.
to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end
SYNONIMS:
break, break off, break up, can, cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up in), quit, shut off
RELATED WORDS:
complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch ( staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuff
have done with, put the kibosh on
NEAR ANTONYMS:
carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir
stop (verb)
2.
to bring (something) to a standstill
SYNONIMS:
arrest, bring up, catch, check, draw up, fetch up, hold up, pull up, stall, stay, still, stop
RELATED WORDS:
baffle, balk, block, blockade, bottleneck, clog, dam, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, obstruct, snag, stem; conclude, cut off, end, terminate; call, discontinue, suspend; choke off, rein (in), repress, squash, squelch, stanch ( staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back
NEAR ANTONYMS:
carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep (on), keep up, persist, run on; advance, fare, go along, march, move, proceed, progress, wend; actuate, budge, drive, goad, impel, propel, push, spur, stir
stop (verb)
3.
to close up so that no empty spaces remain
SYNONIMS:
block, bung, dam, pack, plug, stop, stuff
RELATED WORDS:
choke, clog, close (off), clot, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude; caulk, chink, seal; repack, restuff
NEAR ANTONYMS:
excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out), shovel
stop (verb)
4.
to come to an end
SYNONIMS:
break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)
RELATED WORDS:
desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [], knock off, pack (up in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind down
NEAR ANTONYMS:
draw out, extend, prolong, protract
continue, hang on, persist
stop (verb)
5.
to achieve a victory over
SYNONIMS:
best, conquer, defeat, dispatch, do down, get, get around, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), skunk, stop, subdue, surmount, take, trim, triumph (over), upend, win (against), worst
RELATED WORDS:
sweep; edge (out), nose out, pip []; annihilate, blow away, blow out, bomb, break, bury, clobber, cream, crush, drub, finish, flatten, overwhelm, rout, shellac, skin, slaughter, smoke [], snow under, thrash, trounce, upset, wallop, wax [], whip; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, subjugate, unseat, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fall, give up, go down, go under; collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, wash out
lose (to)
stop (verb)
to make a brief visit
SYNONIMS:
come by, come over, drop by, drop in, pop (in), run (over), run in, step in, stop (by in), visit
RELATED WORDS:
barge (in); look up, see; bop (into), happen (by); frequent, hang (at), haunt, resort (to)
stop (verb)
to prevent passage through by filling with something
SYNONIMS:
block, choke, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), stuff
RELATED WORDS:
bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swamp
NEAR ANTONYMS:
excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lighten
clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop
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