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stop

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1 a brief halt in a journey
  • Our guide called for a stop at the trail hut so we could eat and rest a bit.
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2 a regular stopping place
  • had lunch on a picnic table at a shady rest stop along the highway
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4 the stopping of a process or activity
  • Let's put a stop to this nonsense.
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stop

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1 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end
  • The manufacturer will stop selling the toy and will immediately recall all the units that have already been sold.
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have done with, put the kibosh on

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2 to bring (something) to a standstill
  • Traffic was stopped for over an hour by the overturned truck.
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3 to close up so that no empty spaces remain
  • I stopped the mouse hole with plaster.
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4 to come to an end
  • The music stopped but we kept on dancing.
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bite the dust

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Synonym Discussion of stop

stop, cease, quit, discontinue, desist mean to suspend or cause to suspend activity. stop applies to action or progress or to what is operating or progressing and may imply suddenness or definiteness.
    • stopped at the red light
cease applies to states, conditions, or existence and may add a suggestion of gradualness and a degree of finality.
    • by nightfall the fighting had ceased
quit may stress either finality or abruptness in stopping or ceasing.
    • the engine faltered, sputtered, then quit altogether
discontinue applies to the stopping of an accustomed activity or practice.
    • we have discontinued the manufacture of that item
desist implies forbearance or restraint as a motive for stopping or ceasing.
    • desisted from further efforts to persuade them


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