stock-still


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stock-still

(stŏk′stĭl′)
adj.
Completely still; motionless.

stock′-still′ adv.

stock-still

adv
absolutely still; motionless

stock′-still′



adj.
completely still; motionless.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stock-still - absolutely still; "frozen with horror"; "they stood rooted in astonishment"
nonmoving, unmoving - not in motion
Adv.1.stock-still - without moving or making a sound; "he sat still as a statue"; "time stood still"; "they waited stock-still outside the door"; "he couldn't hold still any longer"

stock-still

adjective motionless, still, stationary, fixed, frozen, halted, static, paralysed, lifeless, inert, transfixed, immobile, at a standstill, unmoving The lieutenant stopped and stood stock-still.

stock-still

adjective
Translations

stock-still

[ˈstɒkˈstɪl] ADV to be or stand stock-stillmantenerse or quedarse inmóvil

stock-still

[ˌstɒkˈstɪl] adv to be or stand stock-stillstare immobile; (from shock, horror) → restare impietrito/a

stock

(stok) noun
1. (often in plural) a store of goods in a shop, warehouse etc. Buy while stocks last!; The tools you require are in / out of stock (= available / not available).
2. a supply of something. We bought a large stock of food for the camping trip.
3. farm animals. He would like to purchase more (live) stock.
4. (often in plural) money lent to the government or to a business company at a fixed interest. government stock; He has $20,000 in stocks and shares.
5. liquid obtained by boiling meat, bones etc and used for making soup etc.
6. the handle of a whip, rifle etc.
adjective
common; usual. stock sizes of shoes.
verb
1. to keep a supply of for sale. Does this shop stock writing-paper?
2. to supply (a shop, farm etc) with goods, animals etc. He cannot afford to stock his farm.
ˈstockist noun
a person who stocks certain goods. These boots can be obtained from your local stockist.
stocks noun plural
1. the wooden framework upon which a ship is supported when being built, repaired etc.
2. formerly a wooden frame in which a criminal was fastened as a punishment.
ˈstockbroker noun
a person who buys and sells stocks and shares for others.
stock exchange
a place where stocks and shares are bought and sold.
stock market
a stock exchange, or the dealings on that.
ˈstockpile noun
a supply of goods or materials accumulated eg by a government in case of war or other emergency.
verb
to accumulate (a supply of this sort).
ˌstock-ˈstill adjective, adverb
motionless. He stood absolutely stock-still.
ˈstock-taking noun
a regular check of the goods in a shop, warehouse etc.
stock up
to accumulate a supply of (something). The boys were stocking up on/with chocolate and lemonade for their walk.
take stock
to form an opinion (about a situation etc). Before you decide, give yourself time to take stock (of the situation).