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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

stopped

(stɒpt)
adj
(Instruments) (of a pipe or tube, esp an organ pipe) closed at one end and thus sounding an octave lower than an open pipe of the same length
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stopped - (of a nose) blocked; "a stopped (or stopped-up) nose"
obstructed - shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice"
Translations
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The way China stopped the general use of opium was by stopping the cultivation and importation of opium.
Durant, vice-president of the road, stopped at this point; cheers were given, the Sioux and Pawnees performed an imitation Indian battle, fireworks were let off, and the first number of the Railway Pioneer was printed by a press brought on the train.
When they came to the notary's door, the man called out in a very respectful manner, 'Woa then'--intimating that if he might venture to express a wish, it would be that they stopped there.
But at that instant the Saw-Horse stopped himself, having concluded it was impossible to see his own body.
But at that very moment Tit stopped of his own accord, and stooping down picked up some grass, rubbed his scythe, and began whetting it.
I walked forward a few paces on the shortest way back to London, then stopped and hesitated.
He actually had stopped screaming because she had startled him so.
Their horsemen descended the mountain at a gallop, bent over their saddles, and rushed full tilt upon the columns of infantry, which, crossing their pikes, stopped this mad assault.
Broken-Tooth stopped teetering, but the branch would not stop, and his body continued bobbing up and down with the rustling leaves.
We all wished, however, afterward that we had stopped at Penton Hook.
Once he thought he heard the barking of dogs or the howling of wolves, but the sounds were so faint and indistinct that he did not know whether he heard them or merely imagined them, and he stopped and began to listen intently.
Catching sight of Tom's face in the state I have described, all fear of consequences vanishing out of his mind; he rushed straight off to the matron's room, beseeching her to get the fight stopped, or he should die.