come to a stop

idiom

1
: to reach a state in which one is no longer moving : stop
The horse came to a full stop at the edge of the stream.
2
: to reach a state in which no further activity happens : stop
Work on the project came to a stop because of a lack of funding.
The fighting came to a sudden stop when I arrived.

Examples of come to a stop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first several seconds show extremely heavy rain blowing across the intersection where victoriavanna's mom and sister come to a stop. Michael Murney, Chron, 25 Jan. 2023 Pause to come to a stop, then squeeze your pecs to fly the dumbbells back up to the starting position. Kirk Charles, Men's Health, 24 May 2022 The station reported that one round appeared to cross the outfield and come to a stop near at least one player. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 11 July 2022 If someone is using an electric scooter at 6 p.m., the scooter will slowly and safely come to a stop at 6 p.m. An Enquirer report in December found the scooters are causing very few accidents and injuries. Sharon Coolidge, The Enquirer, 25 Apr. 2022 Now, Audi wants to see a future where drivers are alerted to stopped school buses or emergency vehicles, both of which often come to a stop unexpectedly to pick up or drop off individuals. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 25 Apr. 2022 Just come to a stop, hold the brake down with one foot and push the accelerator to the floor with the other. Tim Stevens, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2023 The driver instead should have come to a stop on River Road, turned on his hazards, and had someone act as a spotter to alert others, Regan said. Dan Morse, Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2022 Eventually a police vehicle drives alongside the truck and rams it into the concrete median forcing it to come to a stop. Fox News, 27 July 2022

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“Come to a stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20to%20a%20stop. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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