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stall

verb

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1 to bring (something) to a standstill
  • endless complaints stalled the process of selecting the winning design for the memorial

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2 to stop functioning
  • the engine stalls sometimes when it's very cold outside

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stall

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of stall (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of stall was before the 12th century

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“Stall.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stall. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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