stop

phonetic symbol: / stáp / 

stop - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a brief stay in the course of a journey
e.g.)
・they made a stopover to visit their friends
layover , stopover

[ noun ]
■ the act of stopping something
e.g.)
・the third baseman made some remarkable stops
・his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood
stoppage

[ noun ]
■ an obstruction in a pipe or tube
block , blockage , closure , occlusion , stoppage

[ noun ]
■ a restraint that checks the motion of something
e.g.)
・he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
catch

[ noun ]
■ a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
diaphragm

[ noun ]
■ (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
e.g.)
・the organist pulled out all the stops

[ noun ]
■ a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
e.g.)
・in England they call a period a stop
full point , full stop , period , point

[ noun ]
■ a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
e.g.)
・his stop consonants are too aspirated
occlusive , plosive , plosive consonant , plosive speech sound , stop consonant

[ noun ]
■ the event of something ending
e.g.)
・it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
halt

[ noun ]
■ a spot where something halts or pauses
e.g.)
・his next stop is Atlanta

[ noun ]
■ the state of inactivity following an interruption
e.g.)
・he spent the entire stop in his seat
arrest , check , halt , hitch , stay , stoppage

[ verb ]
■ prevent completion
e.g.)
・stop the project
break , break off , discontinue

[ verb ]
■ stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
hold on

[ verb ]
■ hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
■ check the expansion or influence of
arrest , check , contain , hold back , turn back

[ verb ]
■ seize on its way
intercept

[ verb ]
■ render unsuitable for passage
e.g.)
・stop the busy road
bar , barricade , block , block off , block up , blockade

[ verb ]
■ cause to stop
e.g.)
・stop a car
・stop the thief

[ verb ]
■ come to a halt, stop moving
e.g.)
・the car stopped
・She stopped in front of a store window
halt

[ verb ]
■ interrupt a trip
e.g.)
・we stopped at Aunt Mary's house
・they stopped for three days in Florence
stop over

[ verb ]
■ stop from happening or developing
block , halt , kibosh

[ verb ]
■ have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
■ either spatial or metaphorical
e.g.)
・Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
cease , end , finish , terminate

[ verb ]
■ put an end to a state or an activity
cease , discontinue , give up , lay off , quit

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