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staw ling

  • n  a tactic used to mislead or delay
  • v  postpone doing what one should be doing
  • v  come to a stop
  • 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

  • The art of stalling: making a point by talking and talking and talking.
  • No plan can change the fundamental economics of a bubble deflating or an economy stalling of overpriced homes returning to more reasonable prices and out-of-work homeowners not .
  • Meeting in Chicago, the National Association of Basketball Coaches voted for the most drastic rule change in 25 years, a rule to prevent "stalling.
News & Articles

  • Dodge recalling nearly 13,000 Darts for stalling in cold weather
    Dodge is recalling nearly 13,000 of its compact Dart sedan to correct a problem with stalling in cold weather.        
    June 12, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • 11 biggest auto recalls
    With news that Chrysler Group is recalling 14,800 2013 Dodge Darts due to possible stalling problems, check out the biggest auto recalls in U.S. history.
    June 12, 2013 - WJXT Jacksonville
  • Chrysler recalls '13 Dart for stalling
    Chrysler Group will recall 14,800 Dodge Dart cars to recalibrate powertrain software to address stalling complaints — the third recall campaign in recent days for the Auburn Hills automaker.
    June 10, 2013 - Detroit News

  • Harry Reid in FOXNews
    Regrettably, Senate Republicans have dedicated themselves to a failed strategy to cripple President Obama's economic initiatives by stalling key administration nominees at every turn,said Reid, the majority leader from Nevada.
  • Antonio in Toronto Star
    Antonio Hill, spokesperson for Oxfam International, said, "At this rate, by 2050 the world will be cooked and the G8 leaders will be long forgotten. Rather than a breakthrough, the G8's announcement on 2050 is another stalling tactic that does...
  • Ronnie O Sullivan in AFP
    Peter could have won the game quite easily,O'Sullivan told the BBC. "I would rather be 3-0 down and hit a bit of momentum than be 3-0 up and feel like I'm stalling when I come to the table. Most of the time I'm missing a lot of shots and...

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