stop·​page | \ ˈstä-pij How to pronounce stoppage (audio) \

Definition of stoppage

: the act of stopping : the state of being stopped : halt, obstruction a stoppage in play

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Examples of stoppage in a Sentence

The penalty caused a stoppage in play. There have been more than 10 minutes in stoppages. 10 minutes of stoppage time
Recent Examples on the Web The pressure continued by Kansas City, which scored in stoppage time to take the lead. Austin David, Orlando Sentinel, 15 May 2022 Midfielder Marvin Loría came on late and scored a goal in the 88th minute, and midfielder Santiago Moreno scored the seventh of the match in stoppage time to bring it to its final score of 7-2 on a wild night in the Rose City. oregonlive, 14 May 2022 Like Tate Schmitt, who has two game-winning goals under his belt already this season, including one in stoppage time to complete a 3-2 comeback over New England. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 May 2022 Uremovic has only played the full 90 minutes once for Sheffield United so far, helping the Blades keep a clean sheet against Bournemouth, although the Croatian international did miss the chance to win the match in stoppage time. Steve Price, Forbes, 3 May 2022 In stoppage time, Anderson Asiedu scored the game-winning goal off a header to give the Legion the victory. Hartford Courant, 15 Apr. 2022 After successfully reaching four consecutive agreements without a stoppage, players and owners have appeared headed for a confrontation for more than two years. Ronald Blum And Stephen Hawkins, Chron, 1 Dec. 2021 That marked the first agreement without a stoppage since 1969. Jay Cohen, ajc, 17 Nov. 2021 After a couple of knockout blows in the third quarter, St. Xavier's lead was 42-7 and the clock would begin to tick without stoppage. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 6 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stoppage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Stoppage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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stop·​page | \ ˈstä-pij How to pronounce stoppage (audio) \

Kids Definition of stoppage

: stop entry 2 sense 2 The referee called a stoppage in play.

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