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  • 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
  • v  prevent completion
  • 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
  • v  render unsuitable for passage
  • v  stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
  • s  (of a nose) blocked
    a stopped (or stopped-up) nose

  • As the sisters approached each other on a street in Lawrence, Mary stopped dead in her tracks.
  • State police countered with statistics showing that troopers stopped twice as many whites as blacks in 21 months ending in March.
  • They stopped, afraid that the noose might have caught around her neck.
News & Articles


  • Andy Pettitte in Reuters Canada
    Though it was not against baseball rules, I was not comfortable with what I was doing, so I stopped,Pettitte said. "This is it -- two days out of my life, two days out of my entire career, when I was injured and on the disabled list."
  • Beck in The Associated Press
    We think that impacted the suspect's behavior in one of two ways: either he became more careful or he stopped his behavior for a number of years. That's an evolving theory,Beck said. "It's going to be difficult to be absolutely certain...
  • Donovan in Lewiston Sun Journal
    I'm shocked. I'm so proud of our guys. Unbelievable,he said. "Clint made a good run in the middle, the ball fell to me ...... time kind of stopped. You can't miss from there."

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