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stop

 (stŏp)
v. stopped, stop·ping, stops
v.tr.
1. To close (an opening or hole) by covering, filling in, or plugging up: The tea leaves stopped the drain.
2. To constrict (an opening or orifice): My nose is stopped up.
3. To obstruct or block passage on (a road, for example).
4. To prevent the flow or passage of: stop supplies from getting through.
5.
a. To halt the motion or progress of: stopped me and asked directions.
b. To block or deflect (a blow, for example); parry or ward off.
c. To be or get in the way of (a bullet or other missile); be killed or wounded by.
6.
a. To cause to desist or to change a course of action: The rain stopped us from continuing the argument.
b. To prevent or restrain: An invitation to dinner stopped him from going to the movies.
7. To discontinue or cease: He stopped his complaining.
8.
a. To defeat (an opponent or opposing team).
b. To defeat in boxing by a knockout or technical knockout.
9. To order a bank to withhold payment of: stopped the check.
10. Music
a. To press down (a string on a stringed instrument) on the fingerboard to produce a desired pitch.
b. To close (a hole on a wind instrument) with the finger in sounding a desired pitch.
v.intr.
1. To cease moving, progressing, acting, or operating; come to a halt: The clock stopped in the night.
2. To put an end to what one is doing; cease: had to stop at an exciting place in the book.
3. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off: stop by at a friend's house; stop in at the office; stop off at the gas station.
n.
1. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped: Can't you put a stop to all this ruckus? Production is at a stop.
2. A halt or stay, as on a trip: We made a stop in Austin.
3. A place at which someone or something stops: a regular stop on my delivery route; a bus stop.
4. A device or means that obstructs, blocks, or plugs up.
5. An order given to a bank to withhold payment on a check.
6. A stop order.
7. A part in a mechanism that stops or regulates movement.
8. The effective aperture of a lens, controlled by a diaphragm.
9. A mark of punctuation, especially a period.
10. Music
a. The act of stopping a string or hole on an instrument.
b. A fret on a stringed instrument.
c. A hole on a wind instrument.
d. A device such as a key for closing the hole on a wind instrument.
e. A tuned set of pipes, as in an organ.
f. A knob, key, or pull that regulates such a set of pipes.
11. Nautical A line used for securing something temporarily: a sail stop.
12.
a. Linguistics One of a set of speech sounds that is a plosive or a nasal.
b. A plosive.
13. The depression between the muzzle and top of the skull of an animal, especially a dog.
14. Sports A save made by a goalie.
15. Games A stopper.
16. Architecture A projecting stone, often carved, at the end of a molding.
17. A control mechanism on an audio or video player that causes a recording to stop playing.
adj.
Of, relating to, or being of use at the end of an operation or activity: a stop code.
Phrasal Verbs:
stop down
To reduce (the aperture) of a lens.
stop out
To withdraw temporarily from college.

[Middle English stoppen, from Old English -stoppian, probably from Vulgar Latin *stuppāre, to caulk, from Latin stuppa, tow, broken flax, from Greek stuppē.]

stop′pa·ble adj.
Synonyms: stop, cease, desist, discontinue, halt1, quit
These verbs mean to bring or come to an end: stop arguing; ceased crying; desist from complaining; discontinued the treatment; halting the convoy; quit laughing.
Antonym: start

stop

(stɒp)
vb, stops, stopping or stopped
1. to cease from doing or being (something); discontinue: stop talking.
2. to cause (something moving) to halt or (of something moving) to come to a halt: to stop a car; the car stopped.
3. (tr) to prevent the continuance or completion of: to stop a show.
4. (often foll by: from) to prevent or restrain: to stop George from fighting.
5. (tr) to keep back: to stop supplies to the navy.
6. (tr) to intercept or hinder in transit: to stop a letter.
7. (often foll by: up) to block or plug, esp so as to close: to stop up a pipe.
8. (often foll by: up) to fill a hole or opening in: to stop up a wall.
9. (tr) to staunch or stem: to stop a wound.
10. (Banking & Finance) (tr) to instruct a bank not to honour (a cheque)
11. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (tr) to deduct (money) from pay
12. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) Brit to provide with punctuation
13. (Boxing) (tr) boxing to beat (an opponent) either by a knockout or a technical knockout
14. (tr) informal to receive (a blow, hit, etc)
15. (intr) to stay or rest: we stopped at the Robinsons' for three nights.
16. (tr) rare to defeat, beat, or kill
17. (Music, other) (tr) music
a. to alter the vibrating length of (a string on a violin, guitar, etc) by pressing down on it at some point with the finger
b. to alter the vibrating length of an air column in a wind instrument by closing (a finger hole, etc)
c. to produce (a note) in this manner
18. (Music, other) (tr) to place a hand inside (the bell of a French horn) to alter the tone colour and pitch or play (a note) on a French horn in such a manner
19. (Bridge) bridge to have a protecting card or winner in (a suit in which one's opponents are strong)
20. stop at nothing to be prepared to do anything; be unscrupulous or ruthless
n
21. an arrest of movement or progress
22. the act of stopping or the state of being stopped
23. a place where something halts or pauses: a bus stop.
24. a stay in or as if in the course of a journey
25. the act or an instance of blocking or obstructing
26. (Tools) a plug or stopper
27. (General Engineering) a block, screw, or other device or object that prevents, limits, or terminates the motion of a mechanism or moving part
28. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Brit a punctuation mark, esp a full stop
29. (Fencing) fencing Also called: stop thrust a counterthrust made without a parry in the hope that one's blade will touch before one's opponent's blade
30. (Banking & Finance) short for stop payment, stop order
31. (Music, other) music
a. the act of stopping the string, finger hole, etc, of an instrument
b. a set of organ pipes or harpsichord strings that may be allowed to sound as a group by muffling or silencing all other such sets
c. a knob, lever, or handle on an organ, etc, that is operated to allow sets of pipes to sound
d. an analogous device on a harpsichord or other instrument with variable registers, such as an electrophonic instrument
32. (Music, other) to play at full volume
33. to spare no effort
34. (Clothing & Fashion) Austral a stud on a football boot
35. (Breeds) the angle between the forehead and muzzle of a dog or cat, regarded as a point in breeding
36. (Nautical Terms) nautical a short length of line or small stuff used as a tie, esp for a furled sail
37. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics Also called: stop consonant any of a class of consonants articulated by first making a complete closure at some point of the vocal tract and then releasing it abruptly with audible plosion. Stops include the labials (p, b), the alveolars or dentals (t, d), the velars (k, g). Compare continuant
38. (Photography) photog
a. a setting of the aperture of a camera lens, calibrated to the corresponding f-number
b. another name for diaphragm4
39. (Architecture) a block or carving used to complete the end of a moulding
40. (Bridge) bridge Also called: stopper a protecting card or winner in a suit in which one's opponents are strong
[C14: from Old English stoppian (unattested), as in forstoppian to plug the ear, ultimately from Late Latin stuppāre to stop with a tow, from Latin stuppa tow, from Greek stuppē]
ˈstoppable adj

stop

(stɒp)

v. stopped, stop•ping,
n. v.t.
1. to cease from or discontinue: to stop running.
2. to cause to cease: to stop crime.
3. to interrupt or check.
4. to cut off, intercept, or withhold: to stop supplies.
5. to restrain or prevent: I couldn't stop him from going.
6. to prevent from proceeding, acting, or operating: to stop a car.
7. to block or close off (often fol. by up): to stop up a sink.
8. to fill holes in (a wall, a decayed tooth, etc.).
9. to close (a container, tube, etc.) with a cork, plug, or the like.
10. to close the external orifice of (the ears, nose, mouth, etc.).
11. to check (a stroke, blow, etc.); parry; ward off.
12.
a. to defeat (an opposing player or team).
b. to defeat in a boxing match by a knockout or technical knockout.
13. to notify a bank to refuse payment of (a check) upon presentation.
14. (in bridge) to have an honor card and a sufficient number of protecting cards to keep an opponent from continuing to win in (a suit).
15.
a. to close (a fingerhole) in order to produce a particular note from a wind instrument.
b. to press down (a string of a violin, viola, etc.) in order to alter the pitch of the tone produced.
c. to produce (a particular note) by so doing.
v.i.
16. to come to a stand, as in a course or journey; halt.
17. to cease moving, proceeding, operating, etc.; pause or desist.
18. to cease; come to an end.
19. to halt for a stay or visit: They're stopping at a nice hotel.
20. stop by or in, to make a brief visit.
21. stop down, (on a camera) to reduce (the diaphragm opening of a lens).
22. stop off, to halt for a brief stay at some point on the way elsewhere.
23. stop out,
a. to withdraw temporarily from school.
b. to mask (areas of an etching plate, photographic negative, etc.) to prevent their being etched, printed, etc.
24. stop over,
a. to stop briefly, as overnight, in the course of a journey.
b. to make a brief visit.
n.
25. the act of stopping.
26. a cessation or arrest of movement, activity, or operation; end: Put a stop to that!
27. a stay made at a place, as in the course of a journey.
28. a place where trains or other vehicles halt to take on and discharge passengers: a bus stop.
29. a closing or filling up, as of a hole.
30. a blocking or obstructing, as of a passage or channel.
31. a plug or other stopper for an opening.
32. an obstacle, impediment, or hindrance.
33. a piece or device that serves to check or control movement or action in a mechanism.
34.
a. an order to refuse payment of a check.
35.
a. the act of closing a fingerhole or pressing a string of an instrument in order to produce a particular note.
b. a device, as on an instrument, for accomplishing this.
c. a graduated set of organ pipes of the same kind giving tones of the same quality.
d. a knob or handle that controls the sounding of such a set of pipes.
e. a set of jacks on a harpsichord or reeds in a reed organ functioning like a pipe-organ stop.
36. a piece of small line used to lash or fasten something, as a furled sail.
37. a consonant sound made with complete closure at some part of the vocal tract, usu. followed by sudden release of the interrupted air, as in the sounds (p, b, t, d, k, g). Compare continuant.
38. the diaphragm opening of a camera lens, esp. as indicated by an f-number.
39. any of various marks used as punctuation at the end of a sentence, esp. a period.
40. the word “stop” printed in the body of a telegram or cablegram to indicate a period.
41. a depression in the face of certain animals, esp. dogs, marking the division between the forehead and the projecting part of the muzzle.
Idioms:
pull out all the stops, to use every means available, as to accomplish something.
[before 1000; Middle English stoppen (v.), Old English -stoppian (in forstoppian to stop up) « Vulgar Latin *stuppāre to plug with oakum, derivative of Latin stuppa coarse hemp < Greek stýppē]
stop′pa•ble, adj.
syn: stop, arrest, check, halt imply causing a cessation of movement or progress (literal or figurative). stop is the general term for the idea: to stop a clock. arrest usu. refers to stopping by imposing a sudden and complete restraint: to arrest development. check implies bringing about an abrupt, partial, or temporary stop: to check a trotting horse. To halt means to make a temporary stop, esp. one resulting from a command: to halt a company of soldiers.

stop

You usually use the verb stop to say that someone no longer does something. After stop, you can use either an -ing form or a to-infinitive, but with different meanings.

1. 'stop doing'

If you stop doing something at a particular time, you no longer do it after that time.

We all stopped talking.
He couldn't stop crying.
2. 'stop to do'

If you stop to do something, you interrupt what you are doing in order to do something else. For example, if someone stops while they are walking somewhere, admires the view, then continues walking, you can say 'She stopped to admire the view'.

The man recognized him and stopped to speak to him.
I stopped to tie my shoelace.
3. 'stop somebody doing something'

If you are prevented from doing something, you can say that something stops you doing it or stops you from doing it.

They tried to stop me coming.
How do you stop a tap dripping?
Nothing was going to stop Elena from being a writer.

Be Careful!
Don't say that something 'stops somebody to do' something. Don't say, for example 'How do you stop a tap to drip?'

stop


Past participle: stopped
Gerund: stopping

Imperative
stop
stop
Present
I stop
you stop
he/she/it stops
we stop
you stop
they stop
Preterite
I stopped
you stopped
he/she/it stopped
we stopped
you stopped
they stopped
Present Continuous
I am stopping
you are stopping
he/she/it is stopping
we are stopping
you are stopping
they are stopping
Present Perfect
I have stopped
you have stopped
he/she/it has stopped
we have stopped
you have stopped
they have stopped
Past Continuous
I was stopping
you were stopping
he/she/it was stopping
we were stopping
you were stopping
they were stopping
Past Perfect
I had stopped
you had stopped
he/she/it had stopped
we had stopped
you had stopped
they had stopped
Future
I will stop
you will stop
he/she/it will stop
we will stop
you will stop
they will stop
Future Perfect
I will have stopped
you will have stopped
he/she/it will have stopped
we will have stopped
you will have stopped
they will have stopped
Future Continuous
I will be stopping
you will be stopping
he/she/it will be stopping
we will be stopping
you will be stopping
they will be stopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stopping
you have been stopping
he/she/it has been stopping
we have been stopping
you have been stopping
they have been stopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stopping
you will have been stopping
he/she/it will have been stopping
we will have been stopping
you will have been stopping
they will have been stopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stopping
you had been stopping
he/she/it had been stopping
we had been stopping
you had been stopping
they had been stopping
Conditional
I would stop
you would stop
he/she/it would stop
we would stop
you would stop
they would stop
Past Conditional
I would have stopped
you would have stopped
he/she/it would have stopped
we would have stopped
you would have stopped
they would have stopped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stop - the event of something endingstop - the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
cessation, surcease - a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder"
standstill, tie-up, stand - an interruption of normal activity
2.stop - the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
standdown, stand-down - (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
haemostasia, haemostasis, hemostasia, hemostasis - surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
3.stop - a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
stay - continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"
night-stop - a break in a journey for the night
pit stop - a brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car
pit stop - a stop during an automobile trip for rest and refreshment
stand - a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand"
4.stop - the state of inactivity following an interruptionstop - 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"
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
countercheck - a check that restrains another check
logjam - any stoppage attributable to unusual activity; "the legislation ran into a logjam"
5.stop - a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
bus stop - a place on a bus route where buses stop to discharge and take on passengers
checkpoint - a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance
loading area, loading zone - a stop where carriers can be loaded and unloaded
stopover, way station - a stopping place on a journey; "there is a stopover to change planes in Chicago"
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
6.stop - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
obstruent - a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
implosion - the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
plosion, explosion - the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
labial stop - a stop consonant that is produced with the lips
glottal catch, glottal plosive, glottal stop - a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel
suction stop, click - a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
7.stop - 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"
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
suspension point - (usually plural) one of a series of points indicating that something has been omitted or that the sentence is incomplete
8.stop - (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"
knob - a round handle
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
9.stop - a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lensstop - a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
camera, photographic camera - equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
iris diaphragm, iris - diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
10.stop - a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
bench hook - any of various stops on a workbench against which work can be pushed (as while chiseling or planing)
doorstop, doorstopper - a stop that keeps open doors from moving
detent, pawl, click, dog - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
tripper, trip - a catch mechanism that acts as a switch; "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
11.stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tubestop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
breech closer, breechblock - a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
impedimenta, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment - any structure that makes progress difficult
plug, stopple, stopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
vapor lock, vapour lock - a stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)
Verb1.stop - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
go off - stop running, functioning, or operating; "Our power went off during the hurricane"
pull up short - stop abruptly; "The police car pulled up short and then turned around fast"
check - stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
check - stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"
check - abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
rein in, rein - stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins; "They reined in in front of the post office"
conk, stall - come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"
stall - experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
haul up, pull up, draw up - come to a halt after driving somewhere; "The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn"; "The chauffeur hauled up in front of us"
brake - stop travelling by applying a brake; "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
settle - come to rest
get going, start, go - begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
2.stop - put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
knock off, drop - stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
leave off - stop using; "leave off your jacket--no need to wear it here"
sign off - cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations
retire, withdraw - withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
pull the plug - prevent from happening or continuing; "The government pulled the plug on spending"
close off, shut off - stem the flow of; "shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation"
cheese - used in the imperative (get away, or stop it); "Cheese it!"
call it a day, call it quits - stop doing what one is doing; "At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books"
break - give up; "break cigarette smoking"
3.stop - stop from happening or developingstop - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
embargo - prevent commerce; "The U.S. embargoes Libya"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
stay - stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"
4.stop - interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
call - make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
lay over, stop over - interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight; "We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil"
5.stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
check - arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
rein, rein in - stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office"
halt, arrest, hold - cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
bring up - cause to come to a sudden stop; "The noise brought her up in shock"
cut - stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
flag down - signal to stop; "Let's flag down a cab--it's starting to rain"; "The policeman flagged down our car"
stall - cause an engine to stop; "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
stall - cause an airplane to go into a stall
draw up, pull up - cause (a vehicle) to stop; "He pulled up the car in front of the hotel"
brake - cause to stop by applying the brakes; "brake the car before you go into a curve"
start up, start - get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
6.stop - prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
fracture - become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
bog down, bog - get stuck while doing something; "She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation"
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
7.stop - 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 South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
cut down, cut out - intercept (a player)
defend - be on the defensive; act against an attack
8.stop - seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
grab, take hold of, catch - take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
cut out, cut off - cut off and stop; "The bicyclist was cut out by the van"
9.stop - 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 ends in a pianissimo"
pass away - go out of existence; "She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away"
lapse - end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed"
cut out - cease operating; "The pump suddenly cut out"
go out - become extinguished; "The lights suddenly went out and we were in the dark"
adjourn, recess, break up - close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
disappear, vanish - cease to exist; "An entire civilization vanished"
climax, culminate - end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
run out - become used up; be exhausted; "Our supplies finally ran out"
run low, run short, go - to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
disappear, vanish, go away - become invisible or unnoticeable; "The effect vanished when day broke"
conclude, close - come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
come out, turn out - result or end; "How will the game turn out?"
discontinue - come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
break - come to an end; "The heat wave finally broke yesterday"
10.stop - render unsuitable for passagestop - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
obturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
block off, close off, shut off - block off the passage through; "We shut off the valve"
close - bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
obstruct, block - shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
11.stop - stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
break, interrupt - terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"

stop

verb
1. quit, cease, refrain, break off, put an end to, pack in (Brit. informal), discontinue, leave off, call it a day (informal), desist, belay (Nautical), bring or come to a halt or standstill I've been told to lose weight and stop smoking.
quit start, begin, continue, keep on, keep going, commence, proceed
2. prevent, suspend, cut short, close, break, check, bar, arrest, silence, frustrate, axe (informal), interrupt, restrain, hold back, intercept, hinder, repress, impede, rein in, forestall, nip (something) in the bud I think she really would have liked to stop everything right there.
prevent further, push, encourage, promote, boost, assist, facilitate, hasten, fast-track, expedite, gee up, set off, kick off, get going, get under way, give the go ahead, set in motion, institute
3. end, conclude, finish, be over, cut out (informal), terminate, come to an end, peter out The music stopped and the lights were turned up.
end start, begin, continue, keep on, keep going, commence, get under way
4. cease, shut down, discontinue, desist His heart stopped three times.
cease start, begin, continue, keep on, keep going
5. halt, pause, stall, draw up, pull up The car failed to stop at an army checkpoint.
halt continue, keep on, keep going, set off, advance, proceed
6. pause, wait, rest, hesitate, deliberate, take a break, have a breather (informal), stop briefly She doesn't stop to think about what she's saying.
7. stay, rest, put up, lodge, sojourn, tarry, break your journey He insisted we stop at a small restaurant just outside Atlanta.
noun
1. halt, standstill He slowed the car almost to a stop.
2. station, stage, halt, destination, depot, termination, terminus They waited at a bus stop.
3. stay, break, visit, rest, stopover, sojourn The last stop in his lengthy tour was Paris.
put a stop to something or someone check, silence, nip (something) in the bud, arrest, intercept, repress, cut short, forestall His daughter should have stood up and put a stop to all these rumours. Someone should put a stop to him before he does any more damage.
stop by call in, drop in, look in, drop by I'll stop by to see you before going home.
stop off break your journey, stay, rest, stop over, sojourn, tarry The president stopped off in Munich for the economic summit.

stop

verb
1. To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container:
2. To come to a cessation:
3. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation:
4. To cause to cease regular activity:
Idiom: bring to a screeching halt.
5. To cease trying to accomplish or continue:
Informal: swear off.
Slang: lay off.
6. To desist from, cease, or discontinue (a habit, for example):
Slang: kick.
7. To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize.By or in:
Idiom: pay a visit.
noun
2. The condition of being stopped:
4. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage:
5. Something used to fill a hole, space, or container:
Translations
haltestilhoustop
أداة لِوَقْف حَرَكَة أي شيءتَوَقُّفتَوَقُّفَعَلامَة وَقْفمَوْقِف، مَحَطَّه
прекратявамспирам
deixarparadaparar
přestatzůstatzastavenízastavitzastávka
stopstoppestopperstoppestedbringe til standsning
haltejo
pysäyttääpysähtyäpysäkkiseisakekeskeytys
prestatistanicastati
abbahagyabbamaradlefoglyukmegáll
dveljafleygur, klossilokaloka, loftoploka; styîja á
中止止まる止める
...을 그만두다멈추다멈춤
laikinas pakaitalasnepaisyti niekonutraukimaspertrūkisribotuvas
aizbāztaizkavētaizturisapmestiesapstāšanās
opritermina
klapkaprestaťzastaviťzastaviť sazastávka
nehatipostajališčepostanekprekinitiprenehati
stoppastannastoppuppehållupphöra
การหยุดป้ายรถเมล์หยุดหยุด ยุติ เลิกหยุด ระงับ ปิดกั้น
dừngsự dừng lại

stop

[stɒp]
A. N
1. (= halt) → parada f, alto m
to be at a stop [+ vehicle] → estar parado; [+ production, process] → quedar paralizado
to bring to a stop [+ vehicle] → parar, detener; [+ production, process] → paralizar, interrumpir
to come to a stop [vehicle] → parar(se), detenerse; [production, progress] → interrumpirse
to come to a dead or sudden stoppararse en seco, detenerse repentinamente
to come to a full stop [negotiations, discussions] → paralizarse, quedar detenido en un punto muerto
to put a stop to sthponer fin or término a algo, acabar con algo
2. (= break, pause) → descanso m, pausa f; (overnight) → estancia f, estadía f (LAm), estada f (LAm); (for refuelling) → escala f
a stop for coffeeun descanso para tomar café
to make a stop at Bordeauxhacer escala en Burdeos
a stop of a few daysuna estancia de unos días
without a stopsin parar
3. (= stopping place) (for bus etc) → parada f (Aer, Naut) → escala f
4. (Typ) (also full stop) → punto m
5. (Mus) (on organ) → registro m; [of guitar] → traste m; [of other instrument] → llave f
to pull out all the stopstocar todos los registros
6. (Mech) → tope m, retén m
7. (Phon) (also stop consonant) → (consonante f) oclusiva f
B. VT
1. (= block) [+ hole] → tapar; [+ leak, flow of blood] → restañar; [+ tooth] → empastar
to stop one's earstaparse los oídos
to stop a gaptapar un agujero (fig) → llenar un vacío
the curtains stop the lightlas cortinas impiden la entrada de la luz
the walls stop some of the noiselas paredes absorben parte del ruido
2. (= arrest movement of) [+ runaway engine, car] → detener, parar; [+ blow, punch] → parar
to stop a bullet (= be shot) → ser disparado or (LAm) baleado
3. (= put an end to) [+ rumour, abuse, activity, injustice] → poner fin a, poner término a, acabar con; [+ conversation] → interrumpir, suspender; [+ aggression] → rechazar, contener; [+ production] (permanently) → terminar; (temporarily) → interrumpir
4. (= prevent) → evitar; (= forbid) → prohibir, poner fin a
this should stop any further troubleesto debería evitar cualquier dificultad en el futuro
to stop sth (from) happeningevitar que algo ocurra
to stop sb (from) doing sth (= prevent) → impedir a algn hacer algo, impedir que algn haga algo; (= forbid) → prohibir a algn hacer algo, prohibir a algn que haga algo
can't you stop him?¿no le puedes impedir que lo haga?
there is nothing to stop himy no hay nada que se lo impida
to stop o.s. (from doing sth)abstenerse (de hacer algo)
I can't seem to stop myself doing itparece que no puedo dejar de hacerlo
I stopped myself in timeme detuve a tiempo
5. (= cease) to stop doing sthdejar de hacer algo
stop it!¡basta ya!
I just can't stop it (= help it) → ¡qué remedio!, ¡qué le vamos a hacer!
stop that noise!¡basta ya de ruido!
stop that nonsense!¡déjate de tonterías!
it has stopped rainingha dejado de llover, ya no llueve
I'm trying to stop smokingestoy intentando dejar de fumar
she never stops talkinghabla sin parar
to stop workdejar de trabajar
6. (= suspend) [+ payments, wages, subscription] → suspender; [+ cheque] → invalidar; [+ supply] → cortar, interrumpir
to stop sb's electricitycortar la electricidad a algn
all leave is stoppedhan sido cancelados todos los permisos
to stop the milk for a fortnight (Brit) → pedir al lechero que no traiga leche durante quince días
to stop sb's wagessuspender el pago del sueldo de algn
to stop ten pounds from sb's wagesretener diez libras del sueldo de algn
C. VI
1. (= stop moving) [person, vehicle] → pararse, detenerse; [clock, watch] → pararse
the car stoppedse paró el coche
where does the bus stop?¿dónde para el autobús?
the clock has stoppedel reloj se ha parado
stop!¡pare!
stop, thief!¡al ladrón!
2. (= pause, take a break) → parar, hacer alto
to stop to do sthdetenerse a hacer algo
without stoppingsin parar
3. (= cease, come to an end) → terminar, acabar(se); [supply etc] → cortarse, interrumpirse; [process, rain etc] → terminar, cesar
payments have stopped (temporarily) → se han suspendido los pagos; (permanently) → han terminado los pagos
when the programme stopscuando termine el programa
the rain has stoppedha dejado de llover
he seems not to know when to stopparece no saber cuándo conviene hacer alto
to stop at nothing (to do sth)no detenerse ante nada (para hacer algo)
4. (= stay) to stop (at/with)hospedarse or alojarse (con)
she's stopping with her auntse hospeda en casa de su tía
I'm not stoppingno me quedo
did you stop till the end?¿te quedaste hasta el final?
D. CPD stop press Nnoticias fpl de última hora
"stop press" (as heading) → al cierre de la edición
stop sign N (Aut) → stop m, señal f de stop
stop away VI + ADVausentarse (from de) → no asistir (from a)
stop behind VI + ADVquedarse
they made him stop behind after schoolle hicieron quedar en la escuela después de las clases
stop by
A. VI + ADVdetenerse brevemente
I'll stop by on the way to schoolme asomaré de paso al colegio
B. VI + PREP I'll stop by your place laterpasaré por tu casa más tarde
stop in VI + ADVquedarse en casa, no salir
don't stop in for meno te quedes esperándome en casa
stop off VI + ADVinterrumpir el viaje
to stop off at (= drop by) → pasar por; (= stop at) → parar en
stop out VI + ADV (= remain outside) → quedarse fuera; (= not come home) → no volver a casa
stop over VI + ADV (= stay the night) → pasar la noche (Aer) (for refuelling etc) → hacer escala
stop up
A. VT + ADV [+ hole] → tapar
B. VI + ADV (Brit) → velar, no acostarse, seguir sin acostarse
don't stop up for meno os quedéis esperándome hasta muy tarde

stop

[ˈstɒp]
n
(= halt) → arrêt m
to come to a stop [elevator, traffic, vehicle, person] → s'arrêter
(= short stay) → escale f
(= stopping place) (for bus, train)arrêt m
We'll get off at the next stop → Nous descendrons au prochain arrêt.
This is my stop
BUT Je descends ici. bus stop
(in punctuation)point m
[organ] → jeu m
to pull out all the stops (fig)tout mettre en œuvre
(= end) to put a stop to sth → mettre un terme à qch
vt
(= cease) → arrêter
stop it! → arrête!
to stop doing sth → arrêter de faire qch
I've stopped smoking → J'ai arrêté de fumer.
We all stopped talking
BUT Nous nous sommes tous tus.Nous avons tous arrêté de parler.
(= bring to a halt) [+ person, vehicle, engine, machine] → arrêter
Stop the car and let me out → Arrêtez la voiture et laissez-moi sortir.
(= interrupt) [+ play, show] → interrompre
(= bring an end to) [+ crime, whaling, abuse] → mettre fin à
a campaign to stop whaling → une campagne pour arrêter la chasse à la baleine
(= prevent) [+ person] → empêcher
He broke two plates before I could stop him → Il a cassé deux assiettes avant que j'aie pu l'en empêcher.
to stop sb from doing sth, to stop sb doing sth → empêcher qn de faire qch
[+ cheque, payment] → faire opposition à
vi
(= come to a halt) → s'arrêter
The bus doesn't stop there → Le bus ne s'arrête pas là.
She stopped and stared at the poster → Elle s'arrêta et regarda fixement l'affiche.
to stop dead → s'arrêter net
to stop to do sth → s'arrêter pour faire qch
to stop at nothing → ne s'arrêter à rien
(= come to an end) [rain, noise, fighting] → cesser, s'arrêter
I think the rain's going to stop → Je pense que la pluie va cesser., Je pense que la pluie va s'arrêter.
They were waiting for the rain to stop → Ils attendaient que la pluie cesse., Ils attendaient que la pluie s'arrête.
(= cease working) [watch, clock, engine, heart] → s'arrêter
(= stay) → s'arrêter
You can't travel all the way to Australia and not stop in Sydney → Vous ne pouvez pas aller jusqu'en Australie et ne pas vous arrêter à Sydney.
stop by
vi (= call in) → s'arrêter (au passage)
stop off
vifaire une courte halte
stop up
vt sep [+ hole] → boucherstop button nbouton m d'arrêt, bouton m stop

stop

n
(= act of stopping)Halt m, → Stoppen nt; the signal is at stopdas Signal steht auf Halt or Stop; to bring something to a stop (lit)etw anhalten or stoppen, etw zum Stehen bringen; trafficetw zum Erliegen bringen; (fig) project, meeting, developmenteiner Sache (dat)ein Ende machen; conversationetw verstummen lassen; to come to a stop (car, machine) → anhalten, stoppen; (traffic) → stocken; (fig, meeting, rain) → aufhören; (research, project) → eingestellt werden; (conversation) → verstummen; to come to a dead/sudden stop (vehicle) → abrupt anhalten or stoppen; (traffic) → völlig/plötzlich zum Erliegen kommen; (rain) → ganz plötzlich aufhören; (research, project, meeting) → ein Ende nt/ein abruptes Ende finden; (conversation) → völlig/abrupt verstummen; when the aircraft has come to a complete stopwenn die Maschine völlig zum Stillstand gekommen ist; to make a stop (bus, train, tram) → (an)halten; (plane, ship) → (Zwischen)station machen; to put a stop to somethingeiner Sache (dat)einen Riegel vorschieben
(= stay)Aufenthalt m; (= break)Pause f; (Aviat, for refuelling etc) → Zwischenlandung f; to have a stop for coffeeeine Kaffeepause machen; to have a stophaltmachen; we had or made three stopswir haben dreimal haltgemacht; to work for eight hours without a stopacht Stunden ohne Unterbrechung arbeiten
(= stopping place)Station f; (for bus, tram, train) → Haltestelle f; (for ship) → Anlegestelle f; (for plane) → Landeplatz m
(Brit: = punctuation mark) → Punkt m
(Mus, of wind instruments) → (Griff)loch nt; (on organ: also stopknob) → Registerzug m; (= organ pipe)Register nt; to pull out all the stops (fig)alle Register ziehen
(= stopper, for door, window) → Sperre f; (on typewriter) → Feststelltaste f
(Phot: = f number) → Blende f
(Phon) → Verschlusslaut m; (= glottal stop)Knacklaut m
vt
(= stop when moving) person, vehicle, clockanhalten; ballstoppen; engine, machine etcabstellen; blowabblocken, auffangen; (= stop from going away, from moving on) runaway, thief etcaufhalten; attack, enemy, progressaufhalten, hemmen; traffic (= hold up)aufhalten; (= bring to complete standstill)zum Stehen or Erliegen bringen; (policeman) → anhalten; (= keep out) noise, lightabfangen, auffangen; stop thief!haltet den Dieb!; to stop a bullet (be shot) → eine Kugel verpasst kriegen (inf); to stop somebody dead or in his tracksjdn urplötzlich anhalten lassen; (in conversation) → jdn plötzlich verstummen lassen
(= stop from continuing) activity, rumour, threat, crimeein Ende machen or setzen (+dat); nonsense, noiseunterbinden; match, conversation, workbeenden; developmentaufhalten; (temporarily) → unterbrechen; flow of bloodstillen, unterbinden; progress, inflationaufhalten, hemmen; speaker, speechunterbrechen; productionzum Stillstand bringen; (temporarily) → unterbrechen; he was talking and talking, we just couldn’t stop himer redete und redete, und wir konnten ihn nicht dazu bringen, endlich aufzuhören; the referee stopped playder Schiedsrichter hat das Spiel abgebrochen; (temporarily) → der Schiedsrichter hat das Spiel unterbrechen lassen; this will stop the paindas hilft gegen die Schmerzen
(= cease)aufhören mit; to stop doing somethingaufhören, etw zu tun, etw nicht mehr tun; she never stops talkingsie redet ununterbrochen or in einer Tour (inf); to stop smokingmit dem Rauchen aufhören; (temporarily) → das Rauchen einstellen; I’m trying to stop smokingich versuche, das Rauchen aufzugeben or nicht mehr zu rauchen; stop saying thatnun sag das doch nicht immer; stop it!lass das!, hör auf!; I just can’t stop itich kann es nicht lassen
(= suspend)stoppen; payments, production, fightingeinstellen; leave, cheque, water supply, wagessperren; privilegesunterbinden; subsidy, allowances, grant etcstreichen; battle, negotiations, proceedingsabbrechen; (= cancel) subscriptionkündigen; (temporarily) delivery, newspaperabbestellen; the money was stopped out of his wages (Brit) → das Geld wurde von seinem Lohn einbehalten
(= prevent from happening) sthverhindern; (= prevent from doing) sbabhalten; to stop oneselfsich beherrschen, sich bremsen (inf); can’t you stop him?können Sie ihn nicht davon abhalten?; there’s no stopping him (inf)er ist nicht zu bremsen (inf); there’s nothing stopping you or to stop youes hindert Sie nichts, es hält Sie nichts zurück
(in participial construction) to stop somebody (from) doing somethingjdn davon abhalten or (physically) → daran hindern, etw zu tun; (= put a stop to)dafür sorgen, dass jd etw nicht mehr tut or dass jd aufhört, etw zu tun; to stop something (from) happening (= prevent, put a stop to)(es) verhindern, dass etw geschieht; that will stop it (from) hurting (= prevent)dann wird es nicht wehtun; (= put a stop to)dann wird es nicht mehr wehtun; how can we stop the baby (from) crying? (= prevent)was können wir tun, damit das Baby nicht schreit?; that’ll stop the gas (from) escaping/the pipe (from) leakingdas wird verhindern, dass Gas entweicht/das Rohr leckt; to stop the thief (from) escapingden Dieb an der Flucht hindern; it will stop you from worryingdann brauchen Sie sich (dat)keine Sorgen zu machen; to stop oneself from doing somethingsich zurückhalten und etw nicht tun
(= block)verstopfen; (with cork, bung, cement etc) → zustopfen (with mit); (= fill) toothplombieren, füllen; (fig) gapfüllen, stopfen; leak of informationstopfen; (Mus) stringgreifen; finger holezuhalten; to stop one’s ears with cotton wool/one’s fingerssich (dat)Watte/die Finger in die Ohren stecken
vi
(= halt)anhalten; (train, car)(an)halten, stoppen; (traveller, driver, hiker)haltmachen; (pedestrian, clock, watch)stehen bleiben; (engine, machine)nicht mehr laufen; stop right there!halt!, stopp!; we stopped for a drink at the pubwir machten in der Kneipe Station, um etwas zu trinken; to stop at nothing (to do something) (fig)vor nichts haltmachen(, um etw zu tun); to stop dead or in one’s tracksplötzlich or abrupt or auf der Stelle stehen bleiben ? short
(= finish, cease)aufhören; (heart)aufhören zu schlagen, stehen bleiben; (production, payments, delivery)eingestellt werden; (programme, show, match, film)zu Ende sein; to stop doing somethingaufhören, etw zu tun, mit etw aufhören; ask him to stopsag ihm, er soll aufhören; he stopped in mid sentenceer brach mitten im Satz ab; I will not stop until I find him/convince youich gebe keine Ruhe, bis ich ihn gefunden habe/dich überzeugt habe; if you had stopped to thinkwenn du nur einen Augenblick nachgedacht hättest; stop to think before you speakerst denken, dann reden; he never knows when or where to stoper weiß nicht, wann er aufhören muss or Schluss machen muss
(Brit inf: = stay) → bleiben (→ at in +dat, → with bei); to stop for or to supperzum Abendessen bleiben

stop

:
stop-and-go traffic
stop bit
n (Comput) → Stoppbit nt
stop button
nHalteknopf m
stopcock
nAbsperrhahn m
stopgap
n (= thing)Notbehelf m; (= scheme)Notlösung f; (= person)Lückenbüßer(in) m(f)
stopgap measure
nÜberbrückungsmaßnahme f
stop-go
adj attr stop policiesPolitik fdes ewigen Hin und Her
stoplight
n (= brakelight)Bremslicht nt, → Stopplicht nt; (esp US: = traffic light) → rotes Licht
stop-loss order
n (St Ex) → Stop-loss-Auftrag m
stop-motion camera
nZeitrafferkamera f
stopover
nZwischenstation f; (Aviat) → Zwischenlandung f; to have or make a stopZwischenstation/Zwischenlandung machen
stopover ticket
n (Aviat) → Rundreiseticket nt

stop

:
stop press
n (esp Brit: = space) → Spalte ffür letzte Meldungen; (= news)letzte Meldungen pl
stop sign
nStoppschild nt
stopwatch
nStoppuhr f

stop

[stɒp]
1. n
a. (halt) → arresto; (break, pause) → pausa; (overnight) → sosta
a 20 minute stop for coffee → una pausa di 20 minuti per il caffè
without a stop → senza fermarsi
to come to a stop (traffic, production) → arrestarsi (work) → fermarsi
to bring to a stop (traffic, production) → paralizzare (work) → fermare
to make a stop (bus) → fare una fermata (train) → fermarsi (plane, ship) → fare scalo
to put a stop to sth → mettere fine a qc
b. (stopping place, for bus) → fermata
c. (Typ) (also full stop) → punto; (in telegrams) → stop m inv
d. (Mus) (on organ) → registro; (on trombone) → chiave f
to pull out all the stops (fig) → mettercela tutta
2. vt
a. (arrest movement of, runaway, engine, car) → fermare, bloccare; (blow, punch) → parare
b. (put an end to, gen) → mettere fine a; (noise) → far cessare; (pain) → far passare; (production, permanently) → arrestare; (temporarily) → interrompere, sospendere
she drew the curtains to stop the light coming in → tirò le tende per impedire che entrasse la luce
rain stopped play → la partita è stata sospesa a causa del maltempo
c. (prevent) → impedire
to stop sb (from) doing sth → impedire a qn di fare qc
to stop sth (from) happening → impedire che qc succeda
can't you stop him? → non puoi fermarlo?
to stop o.s. (from doing sth) → trattenersi (dal fare qc)
I managed to stop myself in time → sono riuscito a fermarmi in tempo
d. (cease) → smettere
to stop doing sth → smettere di fare qc
I'm trying to stop smoking → sto cercando di smettere di fumare
stop it! → smettila!
I just can't stop it (help it) → proprio non riesco a smetterla
e. (suspend, payments, wages) → sospendere; (subscription) → cancellare; (leave) → revocare; (cheque) → bloccare
to stop £30 pound from sb's wages → trattenere trenta sterline dallo stipendio di qn
f. (also stop up) (block, hole) → bloccare, otturare; (leak, flow of blood) → arrestare, fermare
to stop one's ears → tapparsi or turarsi le orecchie
3. vi
a. (stop moving, pause, gen) → fermarsi; (cease, gen) → cessare; (machine, production) → arrestarsi; (play, concert, speaker) → finire
stop! → fermo!
stop, thief! → al ladro!
without stopping → senza fermarsi
to stop in one's tracks, stop dead → fermarsi di colpo
to stop at nothing (to do sth) → non fermarsi davanti a niente (pur di fare qc)
to know where to stop (fig) → avere il senso della misura
b. (fam) (stay) to stop (at/with)fermarsi (a/da)
I'm not stopping → non mi fermo
stop away vi + adv (fam) → stare via
stop by vi + adv (fam) → passare, fare un salto
stop in vi + advrimanere a casa
stop off vi + advfermarsi, sostare brevemente
stop over vi + adv to stop over (in)fermarsi (a), fare una sosta (a) (Aer) → fare scalo (a)
stop up
1. vt + adv = stop 2a
2. vi + adv (fam) → stare alzato/a

stop

(stop) past tense, past participle stopped verb
1. to (make something) cease moving, or come to rest, a halt etc. He stopped the car and got out; This train does not stop at Birmingham; He stopped to look at the map; He signalled with his hand to stop the bus.
2. to prevent from doing something. We must stop him (from) going; I was going to say something rude but stopped myself just in time.
3. to discontinue or cease eg doing something. That woman just can't stop talking; The rain has stopped; It has stopped raining.
4. to block or close. He stopped his ears with his hands when she started to shout at him.
5. to close (a hole, eg on a flute) or press down (a string on a violin etc) in order to play a particular note.
6. to stay. Will you be stopping long at the hotel?
noun
1. an act of stopping or state of being stopped. We made only two stops on our journey; Work came to a stop for the day.
2. a place for eg a bus to stop. a bus stop.
3. in punctuation, a full stop. Put a stop at the end of the sentence.
4. a device on a flute etc for covering the holes in order to vary the pitch, or knobs for bringing certain pipes into use on an organ.
5. a device, eg a wedge etc, for stopping the movement of something, or for keeping it in a fixed position. a door-stop.
ˈstoppage (-pidʒ) noun
(an) act of stopping or state or process of being stopped. The building was at last completed after many delays and stoppages.
ˈstopper noun
an object, eg a cork, that is put into the neck of a bottle, jar, hole etc to close it.
ˈstopping noun
a filling in a tooth. One of my stoppings has come out.
ˈstopcock noun
a tap and valve for controlling flow of liquid through a pipe.
ˈstopgap noun
a person or thing that fills a gap in an emergency. He was made headmaster as a stopgap till a new man could be appointed; (also adjective) stopgap arrangements.
ˈstopwatch noun
a watch with a hand that can be stopped and started, used in timing a race etc.
put a stop to
to prevent from continuing. We must put a stop to this waste.
stop at nothing
to be willing to do anything, however dishonest etc, in order to get something. He'll stop at nothing to get what he wants.
stop dead
to stop completely. I stopped dead when I saw him.
stop off
to make a halt on a journey etc. We stopped off at Edinburgh to see the castle.
stop over to make a stay of a night or more: We're planning to stop over in Amsterdam ( noun ˈstop-over)
stop up
to block. Some rubbish got into the drain and stopped it up.

stop

تَوَقُّفَ, يَتَوَقَّفُ, يُوْقِفُ přestat, zastavení stop, stoppe anhalten, aufhören, Halt σταματάω, στάση detención, detener, parada, parar loppu, pysähtyä, pysäyttää arrêt, arrêter, s’arrêter prestati, stanica, stati fermare, fermarsi, sosta 中止, 止まる, 止める ...을 그만두다, 멈추다, 멈춤 einde, stoppen stopp, stoppe przerwa, przerwać, zatrzymać się interromper, parada, paragem, parar останавливать, останавливаться, остановка stanna, stoppa, uppehåll การหยุด, หยุด ยุติ เลิก, หยุด ระงับ ปิดกั้น durdurma, durdurmak, durmak dừng, sự dừng lại 停止

stop

n. parada, alto, interrupción;
vt. detener, parar, interrumpir;
to make a ___hacer alto, hacer una parada; detenerse, pararse.

stop

vt (pret & pp stopped; ger stopping) (a habit, etc.) dejar de; (a medication, etc.) suspender; vi to — up taparse; My nose stops up..Se me tapa la nariz.
References in classic literature ?
The hired up-river boat very soon puts a stop to any nonsense of that sort on the part of its occupants.
But that puts a stop to their makin' money, an' that brickyard contract was fat.