bring (something) to a stop
Definition of bring (something) to a stop
1 : to bring (something) to a state in which it is no longer moving He slowly brought the car to a stop.
2 : to bring (something) to a state in which no further activity happens Production was brought to a stop by the strike.
Word by Word Definitions
: to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the place from which the action is being regarded
: to cause to be, act, or move in a special way: such as
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: to close by filling or obstructing
: to hinder or prevent the passage of
: to get in the way of : be wounded or killed by
: cessation, end
: a pause or breaking off in speech
: a graduated set of organ pipes of similar design and tone quality
: serving to stop : designed to stop
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