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tr.v. es·topped, es·top·ping, es·tops
1. Law To impede or prohibit by estoppel.
2. Archaic To stop up.

[Middle English estoppen, from Anglo-Norman estopper, from Vulgar Latin *stuppāre, to stop up; see stop.]

es·top′page (ĕ-stŏp′ĭj) n.


vb (tr) , -tops, -topping or -topped
1. (Law) law to preclude by estoppel
2. archaic to stop
[C15: from Old French estoper to plug, ultimately from Latin stuppa tow; see stop]
esˈtoppage n



v.t. -topped, -top•ping.
1. to hinder or prevent by estoppel.
2. Archaic. to stop or stop up.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French estopper, Old French estoper to stop up, derivative of estoupe < Latin stuppa tow; see stop]


Past participle: estopped
Gerund: estopping

I estop
you estop
he/she/it estops
we estop
you estop
they estop
I estopped
you estopped
he/she/it estopped
we estopped
you estopped
they estopped
Present Continuous
I am estopping
you are estopping
he/she/it is estopping
we are estopping
you are estopping
they are estopping
Present Perfect
I have estopped
you have estopped
he/she/it has estopped
we have estopped
you have estopped
they have estopped
Past Continuous
I was estopping
you were estopping
he/she/it was estopping
we were estopping
you were estopping
they were estopping
Past Perfect
I had estopped
you had estopped
he/she/it had estopped
we had estopped
you had estopped
they had estopped
I will estop
you will estop
he/she/it will estop
we will estop
you will estop
they will estop
Future Perfect
I will have estopped
you will have estopped
he/she/it will have estopped
we will have estopped
you will have estopped
they will have estopped
Future Continuous
I will be estopping
you will be estopping
he/she/it will be estopping
we will be estopping
you will be estopping
they will be estopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been estopping
you have been estopping
he/she/it has been estopping
we have been estopping
you have been estopping
they have been estopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been estopping
you will have been estopping
he/she/it will have been estopping
we will have been estopping
you will have been estopping
they will have been estopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been estopping
you had been estopping
he/she/it had been estopping
we had been estopping
you had been estopping
they had been estopping
I would estop
you would estop
he/she/it would estop
we would estop
you would estop
they would estop
Past Conditional
I would have estopped
you would have estopped
he/she/it would have estopped
we would have estopped
you would have estopped
they would have estopped
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