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stall 1

 (stôl)
n.
1. A compartment for one domestic animal in a barn or shed.
2.
a. A booth, cubicle, or stand used by a vendor, as at a market.
b. A small compartment: a shower stall.
3.
a. An enclosed seat in the chancel of a church.
b. A pew in a church.
4. Chiefly British A seat in the front part of a theater.
5. A space marked off, as in a garage, for parking a motor vehicle.
6. A protective sheath for a finger or toe.
7. The sudden, unintended loss of power or effectiveness in an engine.
8. A condition in which an aircraft or airfoil experiences an interruption of airflow resulting in loss of lift and a tendency to drop.
v. stalled, stall·ing, stalls
v.tr.
1. To put or lodge in a stall.
2. To maintain in a stall for fattening: to stall cattle.
3. To halt the motion or progress of; bring to a standstill.
4. To cause (a motor or motor vehicle) accidentally to stop running.
5. To cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall.
v.intr.
1. To live or be lodged in a stall. Used of an animal.
2. To stick fast in mud or snow.
3. To come to a standstill: Negotiations stalled.
4. To stop running as a result of mechanical failure: The car stalled on the freeway.
5. To lose forward flying speed, causing a stall. Used of an aircraft.

[Middle English stalle, from Old English steall, standing place, stable; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

stall 2

 (stôl)
n.
A ruse or tactic used to mislead or delay.
v. stalled, stall·ing, stalls
v.tr.
To employ delaying tactics against: stall off creditors.
v.intr.
To employ delaying tactics: stalling for time.

[Alteration (influenced by stall) of obsolete stale, pickpocket's accomplice, from Middle English, decoy, from Anglo-Norman estale, of Germanic origin; possibly akin to Old English stǣl, stathol, place, position; see staddle.]

stall

(stɔːl)
n
1. (Agriculture)
a. a compartment in a stable or shed for confining or feeding a single animal
b. another name for stable11
2. (Commerce) a small often temporary stand or booth for the display and sale of goods
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (in a church)
a. one of a row of seats, usually divided from the others by armrests or a small screen, for the use of the choir or clergy
b. a pen
4. (Automotive Engineering) an instance of an engine stalling
5. (Aeronautics) a condition of an aircraft in flight in which a reduction in speed or an increase in the aircraft's angle of attack causes a sudden loss of lift resulting in a downward plunge
6. (Building) any small room or compartment
7. (Theatre)
a. a seat in a theatre or cinema that resembles a chair, usually fixed to the floor
b. (plural) the area of seats on the ground floor of a theatre or cinema nearest to the stage or screen
8. (Clothing & Fashion) a tubelike covering for a finger, as in a glove
9. (Horse Racing) (plural) short for starting stalls
10. set out one's stall Brit to make the necessary arrangements for the achievement of something and show that one is determined to achieve it
vb
11. (Automotive Engineering) to cause (a motor vehicle or its engine) to stop, usually by incorrect use of the clutch or incorrect adjustment of the fuel mixture, or (of an engine or motor vehicle) to stop, usually for these reasons
12. (Aeronautics) to cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall or (of an aircraft) to go into a stall
13. to stick or cause to stick fast, as in mud or snow
14. (Agriculture) (tr) to confine (an animal) in a stall
[Old English steall a place for standing; related to Old High German stall, and stellen to set]

stall

(stɔːl)
vb
1. to employ delaying tactics towards (someone); be evasive
2. (General Sporting Terms) (intr) sport chiefly US to play or fight below one's best in order to deceive
n
an evasive move; pretext
[C16: from Anglo-French estale bird used as a decoy, influenced by stall1]

stall1

(stɔl)

n.
1. a compartment, as in a stable, for the accommodation of one animal.
2. a stable or shed for horses or cattle.
3. a booth or stand in which merchandise is displayed for sale (often used in combination): a bookstall.
4. one of a number of enclosed seats in the choir or chancel of a church for the use of the clergy.
5. a pew.
6. any small compartment for a specific activity or housing a specific thing: a shower stall.
7. a marked space for parking a car, as in a parking lot.
8.
a. an instance of causing an engine, or a vehicle powered by an engine, to stop, esp. by supplying it with a poor fuel mixture or by overloading it.
b. the resulting condition.
9.
a. an instance of causing an airplane to fly at an angle of attack greater than the angle of maximum lift, causing loss of control and a downward spin. Compare critical angle (def. 2).
b. the resulting condition.
10. Brit. a chairlike seat in a theater, esp. one in the front section of the parquet.
v.t.
11. to put or keep in a stall, as an animal or a car.
12. to cause (a motor or vehicle) to stop, esp. by supplying it with a poor fuel mixture or overloading it.
13. to put (an airplane) into a stall.
14. to bring to a standstill; check the progress or motion of.
v.i.
15. (of an engine, car, airplane, etc.) to become stalled (sometimes fol. by out).
16. to come to a standstill; be brought to a stop.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English; Old English steall, c. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Old High German stal, Old Norse stallr; some senses < Old French estal (n.), estaler (v.) < Germanic]

stall2

(stɔl)

v.i.
1. to delay, esp. by evasion or deception.
2. Sports. to prolong holding the ball as a tactic to prevent the opponent from scoring, as when one's team has the lead.
v.t.
3. to delay or put off, esp. by evasion or deception (often fol. by off).
n.
4. a pretext, as a ruse or trick, used to delay or deceive.
5. Slang. the member of a pickpocket's team who distracts the victim long enough for the theft to take place.
[1490–1500; earlier stale decoy bird, Old English stæl- decoy (in stælhrān decoy reindeer); akin to stall1]

stall

  • loge - A booth or stall; also a box in a theatre.
  • cage - Came to English from Latin cavea, "enclosure for animals; coop, hive, or stall"—or "dungeon."
  • install - Its earliest sense was "place in office by seating in a stall or official seat," from Old French estaler, "to place," from estal, "place."
  • pedestal - Comes from Old Italian piedestallo, a conflation of pie de stallo, "foot of a stall."

stall


Past participle: stalled
Gerund: stalling

Imperative
stall
stall
Present
I stall
you stall
he/she/it stalls
we stall
you stall
they stall
Preterite
I stalled
you stalled
he/she/it stalled
we stalled
you stalled
they stalled
Present Continuous
I am stalling
you are stalling
he/she/it is stalling
we are stalling
you are stalling
they are stalling
Present Perfect
I have stalled
you have stalled
he/she/it has stalled
we have stalled
you have stalled
they have stalled
Past Continuous
I was stalling
you were stalling
he/she/it was stalling
we were stalling
you were stalling
they were stalling
Past Perfect
I had stalled
you had stalled
he/she/it had stalled
we had stalled
you had stalled
they had stalled
Future
I will stall
you will stall
he/she/it will stall
we will stall
you will stall
they will stall
Future Perfect
I will have stalled
you will have stalled
he/she/it will have stalled
we will have stalled
you will have stalled
they will have stalled
Future Continuous
I will be stalling
you will be stalling
he/she/it will be stalling
we will be stalling
you will be stalling
they will be stalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stalling
you have been stalling
he/she/it has been stalling
we have been stalling
you have been stalling
they have been stalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stalling
you will have been stalling
he/she/it will have been stalling
we will have been stalling
you will have been stalling
they will have been stalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stalling
you had been stalling
he/she/it had been stalling
we had been stalling
you had been stalling
they had been stalling
Conditional
I would stall
you would stall
he/she/it would stall
we would stall
you would stall
they would stall
Past Conditional
I would have stalled
you would have stalled
he/she/it would have stalled
we would have stalled
you would have stalled
they would have stalled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stall - a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
horse barn, stable, stalls - a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
2.stall - small area set off by walls for special usestall - small area set off by walls for special use
closet - a small private room for study or prayer
confessional - a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
polling booth - a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes
prompt box, prompter's box - a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
shower bath, shower stall - booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
tolbooth, tollbooth, tollhouse - a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
voting booth - a booth in which a person can cast a private vote
3.stall - a booth where articles are displayed for sale
booth - a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment
coffee stall - a stand (usually movable) selling hot coffee and food (especially at night)
newsstand - a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold
4.stall - a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"
malfunction - a failure to function normally
5.stall - seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater
seating, seating area, seating room, seats - an area that includes places where several people can sit; "there is seating for 40 students in this classroom"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
6.stall - small individual study area in a library
alcove, bay - a small recess opening off a larger room
depository library, library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
7.stall - a tactic used to mislead or delay
obstruction - the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice"
stonewalling - stalling or delaying especially by refusing to answer questions or cooperate
Verb1.stall - postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
delay - act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
procrastinate - postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
2.stall - come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
3.stall - deliberately delay an event or action; "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
delay, detain, hold up - cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
4.stall - put into, or keep in, a stall; "Stall the horse"
shelter - provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"
5.stall - experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
6.stall - cause an airplane to go into a stall
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
7.stall - cause an engine to stop; "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"

stall

verb
1. hinder, obstruct, impede, block, check, arrest, halt, slow down, hamper, thwart, sabotage an attempt to stall the negotiations
2. play for time, delay, hedge, procrastinate, stonewall, beat about the bush (informal), temporize, drag your feet Thomas had spent all week stalling over a decision.
3. hold up, delay, detain, divert, distract Shop manager Brian Steel stalled the man until the police arrived.
4. stop dead, jam, seize up, catch, stick, stop short The engine stalled.
noun
1. stand, table, counter, booth, kiosk market stalls selling local fruits
2. enclosure, pen, coop, corral, sty mucking out the animal stalls

stall 1

verb
1. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation:
2. To come to a cessation:

stall 2

verb
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
Translations
فُقْدان السَّيْطَرَهكُشْككُشْك لِعَرْض السِّلَعمَرْبَط الحَيَوان في الإسْطَبْليَتَعَطَّل مُحَرِّك السَّيّارَه فَجأَةً
stánekzablokovatzhasnoutztratit rychlostkiosk
standtøve=-bås=-bodbås
koju
štand
básfresta ákvörîun, tefjamissa hraîa; ofrísaofrisstöîva, hægja á
屋台
상품 진열대
apstādinātapstātiesātruma zaudēšanaiestrēgtizvairīties
odďaľovaťpreťaženiestratiť rýchlosť
stojnica
stånd
แผงขายของ
ahırdurmahız kaybedip kontroldan çıkmakoyalamaksavsaklamak
quầy bán hàng

stall

[stɔːl]
A. N
1. (Agr) (= stable) → establo m; (= manger) → pesebre m; (for single horse etc) → casilla f
2. (in market etc) → puesto m; (in fair) → caseta f, casilla f; (= newspaper stall) → quiosco m, puesto m (esp LAm)
to set out one's stallexponer lo que se ofrece (a la venta)
3. (Brit) (Theat) the stallsel patio de butacas
4. (in church) → silla f de coro
5. (US) (in car park) → emplazamiento m
B. VT
1. [+ car, plane] → parar, calar
the talks are stalledlas negociaciones están en un callejón sin salida
2. [+ person] → entretener
C. VI
1. [car] → pararse; [plane] → perder velocidad
we stalled on a steep hillquedamos parados en una cuesta abrupta, se nos atascó el motor en una cuesta abrupta
the talks have stalledlas negociaciones están en un callejón sin salida
2. (fig) (= delay) → andar con rodeos, esquivar
stop stalling!¡déjate de evasivas!
the minister stalled for 20 minutesdurante 20 minutos el ministro evitó contestar directamente

stall

[ˈstɔːl]
n
(British) (in street, market)éventaire m, étal m
He's got a market stall → Il a un étal au marché.
a newspaper stall → un kiosque à journaux
a flower stall → un kiosque de fleuriste
(in stable)stalle f
vt
[+ car] → caler
(= hold up) [+ negotiations, peace process] → paralyser
(= put off) [+ person] → faire patienter
vi
[car, engine] → caler
(= play for time) → essayer de gagner du temps
(= come to a halt) [negotiations, peace process] → tomber en panne
stalls npl (British) (in cinema, theatre)orchestre m

stall

n
(in stable) → Box f, → Bucht f; (old, = stable) → Stall m
(at market etc) → Stand m
stalls pl (Brit: Theat, Film) → Parkett nt; in the stallsim Parkett
(Eccl) → Kirchenstuhl m; stallsChorgestühl nt
(Aviat) → überzogener Flug; to do a stall turn (Aviat) → ein Flugzeug auffangen und neu starten
vt
horse, coweinstellen
(Aut) → abwürgen; (Aviat) → überziehen
(also stall off) personhinhalten; decision, process, billhinauszögern; talksverzögern
vi
(engine)absterben; (Aviat) → überziehen
(= delay)Zeit schinden (inf); stop stalling!hören Sie auf auszuweichen or drum herumzureden (inf)!; to stall over a decisioneine Entscheidung hinauszögern; to stall for timeversuchen, Zeit zu gewinnen or zu schinden (inf)

stall

[stɔːl]
1. n
a. (Agr) (stable) → stalla, box m inv (Brit) (in market) → bancarella, banco; (at exhibition, fair) → stand m inv
a newspaper/flower stall → chiosco del giornalaio/del fioraio
b. (Theatre) the stallsla platea
c. (Aer) → stallo
2. vt (plane) → far andare in stallo
he stalled the car → gli si è spento il motore
3. vi
a. (car, engine) → bloccarsi; (plane) → andare in stallo
b. (fig) (delay) to stall for timeprendere tempo, temporeggiare
stop stalling! → smettila di menare il can per l'aia!

stall1

(stoːl) noun
1. a compartment in a cowshed etc. cattle stalls.
2. a small shop or a counter or table on which goods are displayed for sale. He bought a newspaper at the bookstall on the station; traders' stalls.
stalls noun plural
(often with the) in a theatre, the seats on the ground floor. I always sit in the stalls.

stall2

(stoːl) verb
1. (of a car etc or its engine) to stop suddenly through lack of power, braking too quickly etc. The car stalled when I was halfway up the hill.
2. (of an aircraft) to lose speed while flying and so go out of control. The plane stalled just after take-off and crashed on to the runway.
3. to cause (a car etc, or aircraft) to do this. Use the brake gently or you'll stall the engine.
noun
a dangerous loss of flying speed in an aircraft, causing it to drop. The plane went into a stall.

stall3

(stoːl) verb
to avoid making a definite decision in order to give oneself more time.

stall

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