Stall - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- small area set off by walls for special use (syn: booth, cubicle, kiosk)
- a booth where articles are displayed for sale (syn: stand)
- a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge
- small individual study area in a library (syn: carrel, carrell, cubicle)
- a tactic used to mislead or delay
- come to a stop (syn: conk)
- experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
- cause an airplane to go into a stall
- cause an engine to stop
The boxes were empty, and only a few of the orchestra stalls were taken.
He panicked when the car stalled.
His career stalled.
Legal battles have stalled the project.
They are still stalling on a deal.
I'll try and stall them to give you time to get clear.
The car kept stalling.
An inexperienced pilot may easily stall a plane.
Quit stalling and answer my question!
He was just stalling for time.
Maybe we can stall the sale until the prices go up.
We've got to stall him somehow.
The peace process remained stalled.
While his career has stalled, hers has taken off.
Her car was in its stall in the subterranean garage. (C. Weston)
present participle: stalling
past tense: stalled
past participle: stalled
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