Definition Of stop


(of an event, action, or process) come to an end; cease to happen.

his laughter stopped as quickly as it had begun

a cessation of movement or operation.

all business came to a stop

a set of organ pipes of a particular tone and range of pitch.

block or close up (a hole or leak).

he tried to stop the hole with the heel of his boot

cause (an action, process, or event) to come to an end.

this harassment has got to be stopped

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Example Of stop

  • a bilabial stop

  • A working party which looked at ways to stop accidents along the stretch of road was set up five years ago.

  • all business came to a stop

  • An ex-forestry worker is taking on his ex-bosses in a bid to stop specimen trees being felled near his home.

  • Before the homeward journey, a final stop for refreshments was made at Kinvarra.

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