to a stop


: to a state in which one is no longer moving
The car skidded/slowed to a stop.

Examples of to a stop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deadly incident took place at 10:27 a.m. Thursday when Gribbin pulled to a stop at 4600 Germantown Ave. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 The Tesla continues on for another 40 seconds, traveling about 1,680 feet — nearly a third of a mile — before finally coasting to a stop on a grassy median. Irfan Uraizee, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2023 After the plane slowed to a stop in Doha, three of the prisoners walked down the stairs. Jon Gambrell, ajc, 19 Sep. 2023 After the plane slowed to a stop, three of the prisoners walked down the ramp and were greeted by the U.S. ambassador to Qatar, Timmy Davis. Jon Gambrell, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Sep. 2023 The vehicle ultimately fled north on I-75, where it was forced to a stop at mile marker 192, in the unincorporated area of Venice, Florida. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 7 Sep. 2023 The boat slows to a stop as percussionist Pius Cheung appears, standing on a sandstone outcrop overhead. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 Sep. 2023 For an hour each day, air conditioners and fans whir to a stop. Heba Farouk Mahfouz, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 Cadillac leaves space up front for vertical daytime running light blades and LEDs that will animate when easing to a stop and departing from a standstill. Umar Shakir, The Verge, 9 Aug. 2023 See More

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“To a stop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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