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stops

verb
present tense third-person singular of stop

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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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stops

noun
plural of stop

Synonyms & Antonyms of stops (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Stops.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stops. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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