stoppage

noun
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
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World Cup referees must ensure all the time used for video review is played at the end of each half — even if a stoppage takes 10 minutes. BostonGlobe.com, "World Cup referees prepared to take good long look at video reviews," 13 June 2018 Heat stoppages delayed the game and Warren East fought back, winning 9-5. Nate Bryan, The Courier-Journal, "Butler state softball finishes third in KHSAA softball state tournament," 9 June 2018 That stoppage allowed Washington to walk like a duck halfway to the Bearcats bench. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc: It all looked so right for the Cincinnati Bearcats. Until it went so wrong.," 18 Mar. 2018 After the Pearl Harbor attack, there was a stoppage of transatlantic shipping traffic, which blocked the route the Franks could have taken to escape to Cuba. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Anne Frank’s family immigration efforts thwarted by restrictive policies, World War II," 6 July 2018 But between stoppages, search teams working with shovels and heavy equipment found more bodies from Sunday's big eruption. Fox News, "At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger hinder search," 7 June 2018 When the bout ended moments later due to doctor’s stoppage, Arnold Adams, the winning fighter, theatrically kissed his bare knuckles. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Fight club: Legalized bare-knuckle boxing may be next big show in ring," 4 June 2018 One idea is that SIDS is caused by a stoppage in breathing, often through accidental suffocation. Dana G. Smith, Scientific American, "Sound Awake: “Noisy” Neurons May Repeatedly Disrupt Your Sleep," 1 May 2018 Candreva also scored a second, in stoppage time, to add to Benevento’s humiliation. Daniella Matar, The Seattle Times, "Inter, Napoli, Fiorentina into Italian Cup quarterfinals," 13 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of stoppage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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stoppage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stoppage

: the act of stopping something
: a situation in which workers stop working for a period of time as a protest
sports : an occurrence in which play is stopped during a game

stoppage

noun
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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