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  • n  an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
  • n  a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
  • n  (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit
    if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump
  • n  blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
  • v  close or secure with or as if with a stopper
    She stoppered the wine bottle
    The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers

  • That's right, brain surgeryit's a real conversation stopper, isn't it? There aren't many things you can say these days that retain their shock value, but that is one of .
  • Of course, the 75-year-old amateur had help from some talented pros, especially director Susan Stroman, who serves up show stopper after show stopper, and Nathan Lane, a Max .
  • The unveiling of a new noncork Champagne stopper that makes opening easier and combats taint has French winemakers wondering whether it's time for a change.
News & Articles

  • Video: Ethan Pringle on Maroncita (5.14c)
    Ethan Pringle climbs an extension to Maroncita (5.13d) in Spain. The extension ups the grade to 5.14c, with one heinous stopper move.
    June 13, 2013 - Climbing Magazine
  • Is Kawhi Leonard Proving He's The LeBron James Stopper In 2013 Finals?
    Kawhi Leonard has done a masterful job on LeBron James during the NBA Finals , just not enough to be treasured as a "LeBron James stopper." Anyone who watched Leonard during the regular season isn't surprised by his stout defensive sets— defense is what he does. He can score, dish and rebound as well, but foiling opponents' best scorers is what he does best. Tony Parker (when healthy), Tim ...
    June 12, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Soccer-Saint Iker still conjuring up miracles for Spain
    By Iain Rogers MADRID, June 12 (Reuters) - If Vicente del Bosque had any doubts about the form of Spain captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas they were surely dispelled by his performance as a second-half substitute against Ireland in Tuesday's friendly in New York. The Real Madrid stopper came on for Barcelona's Victor Valdes with just over half an hour left at Yankee Stadium and conjured up two ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Amare Stoudemire in Metro Toronto
    There's not as much pressure now, as far as being that centre position, that centre stopper,Stoudemire said. "I've been playing out of position for four years now. Now I'm back at my natural position. Shaq is the best at his and I'm the...
  • Jon Daniels in USA Today
    When he's out there, this is a guy with No. 1 ability. He's a stopper in the true sense of the word. That's something we felt we needed,general manager Jon Daniels said on a conference call.
  • Michael Fincke in
    Without being able to recycle urine, that does take down some of our capability,Fincke said. "It's not necessarily a show-stopper but it's something that we definitely need to address."

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