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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

stopping

(ˈstɒpɪŋ)
n
1. (Dentistry) informal Brit a dental filling
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a solid barrier in a mine tunnel to seal off harmful gases, fire, fresh air from used air, etc
adj
chiefly Brit making many stops in a journey: a stopping train.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stopping - fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
2.stopping - the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch; "the violinist's stopping was excellent"
playing - the act of playing a musical instrument
double stopping - stopping two strings and producing two notes at the same time
Translations
سِدادَة السِّن
plomba
fyldning
fylling

stopping

[ˈstɒpɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= halting) [of activity, progress, process] → suspensión f, interrupción f; [of vehicle] → detención f, parada f; [of cheque, wages] → bloqueo m, retención f; [of match, game, payment] → suspensión f; [of allowance, leave, privileges] → retirada f
2. (= filling) [of tooth] → empaste m
3. (= blocking) [of hole, pipe, leak] → relleno m, sellado m
B. CPD stopping place Nparadero m; [of bus] → parada f
stopping train Ntren m correo, tren m ómnibus

stopping

n stopping and starting (in driving) → stückchenweises Vorwärtskommen, Stop-and-go-Verkehr m; (in work) → ständige Unterbrechungen pl

stopping

:
stopping place
n (of bus, train etc)Haltestelle f; this is an ideal stoppingdas ist ein idealer Platz zum Haltmachen
stopping train
n (esp Brit) → Personenzug m

stopping

[ˈstɒpɪŋ]
1. n (gen) → arresto (fam) (in tooth) → otturazione f
2. adj stopping place (lay-by) → piazzola di sosta
we found a good stopping place → abbiamo trovato un bel posto per fare una sosta
stopping train → (treno) locale m

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.
References in classic literature ?
The way China stopped the general use of opium was by stopping the cultivation and importation of opium.
A hundred of them had, according to their habit, jumped upon the steps without stopping the train, with the ease of a clown mounting a horse at full gallop.
He turned his head quickly enough then, and stopping the pony, cried, with some trepidation, 'God bless me, what is this
Tit kept moving on, without stopping, not showing the slightest weariness, but Levin was already beginning to be afraid he would not be able to keep it up: he was so tired.
Tit moved on with sweep after sweep of his scythe, not stopping or showing signs of weariness.
The cab drove off at the same moment--I started into the road, with some vague idea of stopping it again, I hardly knew why--hesitated from dread of frightening and distressing her--called, at last, but not loudly enough to attract the driver's attention.
I was still on the same side of the way; now mechanically walking forward a few paces; now stopping again absently.
But I always ask everybody what hotel they're stopping at, and so I've got my head all mixed up with hotels.
The snow covered his eyes and the wind seemed intent on stopping him, but bending forward and constantly lapping his coat over and pushing it between himself and the cold harness pad which prevented him from sitting properly, he kept urging the horse on.
Just run and tell East to come and back me," said Tom to a small School-house boy, who was off like a rocket to Harrowell's, just stopping for a moment to poke his head into the School-house hall, where the lower boys were already at tea, and sing out, "Fight
You go to Bath, Bill," is all that that excellent servitor gets by his advice; and being a man of his hands, and a stanch upholder of the School-house, can't help stopping to look on for a bit, and see Tom Brown, their pet craftsman, fight a round.