Stop - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- 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
- a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations (syn: period, point)
- (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
- a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens (syn: diaphragm)
- a restraint that checks the motion of something (syn: catch)
- an obstruction in a pipe or tube (syn: block, blockage, closure, occlusion, stoppage)
- 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
- hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of (syn: arrest, check, contain, hold back, turn back)
- seize on its way (syn: intercept)
- have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical (syn: cease, end, finish, terminate)
- render unsuitable for passage (syn: bar, barricade, block, blockade)
- stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments (syn: hold on)
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.
stop up — fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
present participle: stopping
past tense: stopped
past participle: stopped