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stall

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stall

  1. 1 to bring (something) to a standstill <endless complaints stalled the process of selecting the winning design for the memorial> Synonyms arrest, bring up, catch, check, draw up, fetch up, hold up, pull up, {h,1}halt, stay, still, stopRelated Words baffle, balk, block, blockade, bottleneck, clog, dam, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, obstruct, snag, stem; conclude, cut off, end, terminate; call, discontinue, suspend; choke off, rein (in), repress, squash, squelch, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn backNear Antonyms carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep (on), keep up, persist, run on; advance, fare, go along, march, move, proceed, progress, wend; actuate, budge, drive, goad, impel, propel, push, spur, stir

  2. 2 to stop functioning <the engine stalls sometimes when it's very cold outside> Synonyms break, break down, conk (out), crash, cut out, die, give out, failRelated Words fizzle, sputter, wheeze; act up, malfunction; jamAntonyms start (up)




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