Stop - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |stɑːp|  American pronunciation of the word stop
Brit.  |stɒp|  British pronunciation of the word stop
- the event of something ending (syn: halt)
- the act of stopping something (syn: stoppage)
- a brief stay in the course of a journey (syn: layover, stopover)
- the state of inactivity following an interruption (syn: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stoppage)
- a spot where something halts or pauses
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- come to a halt, stop moving (syn: halt)
- put an end to a state or an activity (syn: cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit)
- stop from happening or developing (syn: block, halt, kibosh)
- interrupt a trip (syn: stop over)
- cause to stop
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Examples

She was walking toward me, and then she suddenly stopped.

The bus stopped at the corner.

He stopped to watch the sun set.

He stopped to pick up a penny.

The car was going so fast that it couldn't stop in time.

The traffic light turned red, so she had to stop.

Stop that man! He stole my wallet.

They stopped us at the border to check our passports.

She stopped the car and turned back.

He was stopped by the police for speeding.

His first stop will be Washington, D.C.

Our first stop has to be the gas station.

I need to make a stop at the grocery store on the way home.

The next stop is Main Street and Tower Square.

I'm getting off at the next stop.

Phrasal verbs

stop over  — interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
stop up  — fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: stop
he/she/it: stops
present participle: stopping
past tense: stopped
past participle: stopped
noun
singular: stop
plural: stops
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