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  • n  a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
  • n  small area set off by walls for special use
  • n  a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  • n  a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge
    the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it
  • n  seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater
  • n  small individual study area in a library
  • n  a tactic used to mislead or delay
  • v  postpone doing what one should be doing
  • v  come to a stop
    The car stalled in the driveway
  • v  deliberately delay an event or action
    she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling
  • v  put into, or keep in, a stall
  • v  experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
  • v  cause an airplane to go into a stall
  • v  cause an engine to stop
    The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car

  • A Senator's humiliating fall has turned a bathroom stall into a tourist attraction, much to the consternation of airport officials.
  • But Palestinian security sources tell PTI that the conditions presented Wednesday are little more than a stall tactic, and that the seizure of the two men has much more to do with .
  • Opposite him another stall soon blossomed specializing in under-the-counter sales of high-priced coral carvings.
News & Articles

  • 2013 Dodge Dart Recalled For Engine Stall Problem
    Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model year Dodge Dart compact cars for a potential engine stall problem. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at 12,907. Affected vehicles are equipped with a 1.4-liter MultiAir...
    June 13, 2013 - The Car Connection
  • Tuukka Rask on Game 1 loss to Blackhawks: ‘We just gave it away’
    CHICAGO -- Tuukka Rask stood in front of his stall in the Boston Bruins locker room and summed up their Game 1 triple-overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks concisely. "We had the game," said Rask. "We were up 3-1 in … Continue reading ?
    June 13, 2013 - Puck Daddy via Yahoo! Sports
  • Chrysler recalls 15,000 Darts; engines can stall
    Chrysler recalls 15,000 Darts; engines can stall Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:40 am, Monday, June 10, 2013 The recall affects 2013 model year cars with 1.4-liter four-cylinder engines and dual-clutch automatic transmissions. The Dart, the first car totally made with ...
    June 12, 2013 - seattlepi.com

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