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  • n  the event of something ending
    it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • n  the act of stopping something
    the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood
  • n  a brief stay in the course of a journey
    they made a stopover to visit their friends
  • n  the state of inactivity following an interruption
    he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • n  a spot where something halts or pauses
    his next stop is Atlanta
  • n  a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    his stop consonants are too aspirated
  • n  a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    in England they call a period a stop
  • n  (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
    the organist pulled out all the stops
  • n  a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
  • n  a restraint that checks the motion of something
    he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
  • n  an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  • v  come to a halt, stop moving
    the car stopped
    She stopped in front of a store window
  • v  put an end to a state or an activity
  • v  stop from happening or developing
  • v  interrupt a trip
    we stopped at Aunt Mary's house
    they stopped for three days in Florence
  • v  cause to stop
    stop a car
    stop the thief
  • v  prevent completion
    stop the project
  • v  hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
  • v  seize on its way
  • v  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
  • v  render unsuitable for passage
    stop the busy road
  • v  stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

  • The "Stop Hitler" movement initiated by Great Britain after the seizure of Czecho-Slovakia petered out ignominiously last week.
  • Then, presumably, those cops who disproportionately stop blacks or Latinos (or whites, for that matter) could be identified.
  • A one-stop shop for the latest political happenings at any hour of the day.
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  • 'Stop Watching Us' Campaign Plans Next Move
    'Stop Watching Us' Campaign Plans Next Move
    June 15, 2013 - Time Magazine
  • Stop Watching Us Plans Next Move Against NSA
    The Stop Watching Us campaign will test its ability to mobilize opposition to the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance programs with a national call-in day to Capitol Hill lawmakers this Tuesday, Rainey Reitman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation tells TIME. The coalition of civil liberties groups began its efforts last Tuesday, when the site launched a petition urging ...
    June 15, 2013 - Swampland
  • STOP plans petition to force arena vote
    An official with STOP, Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork, said his group intends to begin circula
    June 15, 2013 - The Sacramento Bee

  • Barack Obama in Forbes (blog)
    What he said: "In the coming days and weeks, [the response] efforts should capture up to 90% of the oil leaking out of the well. This is until the company finishes drilling a relief well later in the summer that is expected to stop the leak...
  • Tyler Farrar in The Associated Press
    I'm still not 100 percent,Farrar said in French on French television. "Maybe I'm stupid not to stop after the break, but today I was feeling better."
  • David Cameron in AFP
    Mr. Svanberg made clear that BP will continue to do all that it can to stop the oil spill, clean up the damage and meet all legitimate claims for compensation,the Downing Street spokesman said. "The prime minister said that he would raise...

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