Stop synonyms

stŏp
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(Sports) To block an opponent
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(Intransitive, formal) To finish or end.
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To halt
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To finish is defined as to complete, use up or give the final touches to.
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To halt
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To let go (a grasp, hold, etc.)
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(Intransitive) to admit defeat, to capitulate
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) To be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.
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A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
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The definition of commence means to begin something.
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To think; suppose:
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To stymie is defined as to hinder or block.
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(Idiomatic) To quit or cease completely, or to promise to quit, as of a bad habit.
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(Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
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(Now rare) To repress (a desire, emotion etc.); to check or curb. [from 14th c.]
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To cease
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(Idiomatic) To dwindle; to tail off; to diminish to nothing.
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To be knocked down by wind.
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The definition of choke is to cut off oxygen, to be unable to breath, to block something, to become unable to perform at a crucial point.
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An extension by which something is carried to a further point:
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To bar is defined as to keep something from happening or to keep people from entering.
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To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
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A stopping place
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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The definition of hold is to carry, to keep in position, to hug someone, to stay in close contact, to bear someone's weight, or to keep in position.
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(Intransitive) To become cold and formal in demeanour.
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To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
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(Idiomatic) To make or become more compact by folding.
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To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
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The termination point of a railway or similar transportation system.
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Usually with of, to voluntarily cease an attempt to reach a certain point.
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(Intransitive, informal) To be affected by extreme cold.
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(Idiomatic) To retire.
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To limit someone's freedom of thought, movement, expression, etc.
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(Intransitive) To end; to come to an end.
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To stop, discontinue, or resign from
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(Intransitive)
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(Idiomatic) Retrieve; get.
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To arrive somewhere, especially unexpectedly.
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To cease
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To cease doing something.
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To cease
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To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people.
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To come to an end; terminate
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To come to an end
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To compose a document, especially one having a standard form.
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To cease
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To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
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(Intransitive) To stop trading as a business.
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(Intransitive) To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.
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(Idiomatic) to rob at gunpoint
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To come to an end, especially gradually or temporarily:
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To cease
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To appear; to seem; to project a certain quality.
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(Intransitive) To be eliminated from a competition.
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To cease
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(Cricket) To get a batsman out via a run out (see above); or, to be got out in this way.
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(Intransitive) To abandon or turn against; to cease or change one's loyalty, especially from a military organisation or political party.
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To give up or abandon:
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(Idiomatic) To cease, quit, stop (doing something).
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(Idiomatic) To quit; to give up.
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To cease
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(Intransitive) To fade or wane
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To cease
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(Accounting) To record an expenditure as an expense.
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(Idiomatic) To refrain from speech.
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(Now rare) To give up, hand over, surrender (something).
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To cease
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To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
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To obstruct is to block or slow or cut off from view.
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To seize (someone) with the authority of the law; to take into legal custody. [from 14th c.]
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To fail to make payments or meet obligations.
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To remain in existence or effect; last; endure
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To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.
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To move against another, as when attacking:
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(Intransitive) To start, to initiate or take the first step into something.
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To tend in an early stage of development:
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Delay or hesitation:
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(US) A bus or railway station.
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Book of Common Prayer
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The normal separation of fruit, leaves, etc. from plants by the development of a thin layer of pithy cells at the base of their stems
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A formal agreement to end fighting.
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A ceasing, or stopping, either forever or for some time
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Breach or interruption of continuity; separation of parts in a connected series; discontinuance.
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(Anatomy) A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.
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The definition of an impediment is an obstacle or something that prevents action.
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An act of intercepting something, the state of being intercepted, or a thing that is intercepted.
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The definition of an intermission is a brief pause during two periods of activity.
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The interval during which something is interrupted; intermission
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Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
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The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.
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The act of stopping up, or closing, an opening.
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(Linguistics) Closure at some point in the vocal tract that blocks the flow of air in the production of an oral or nasal stop.
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The action of bringing something to rest or making it quiescent; the action of coming to rest or to a quiescent state.
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A condition of balance among various forces; motionlessness:
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A mixture in which small particles of a substance are dispersed throughout a gas or liquid. If a suspension is left undisturbed, the particles are likely to settle to the bottom. The particles in a suspension are larger than those in either a colloid or a solution. Muddy water is an example of a suspension.
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An end in space; an edge or limit.
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The definition of accost is to attack someone verbally in a bold or aggressive way.
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(Intransitive) To end or suspend an event.
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To stop; to fix or rest.
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Barricade means to put up a barrier to shut something in or out.
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Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
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To set up a blockade against:
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To brake is to slow or stop by pressing on a pedal that cuts off movement.
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(Intransitive) To stop, or to cause to stop, functioning properly or altogether.
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To remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping
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To cease
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(Possibly dated) Alternative spelling of caulk.
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To call is to make a sound intended to attract a person's attention, or is when an animal makes a special sound to attract other animals, or to use the telephone to contact someone.
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(Intransitive, baseball) To play (a specific period of time) as the catcher. [from 19th c.]
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To stop up (the cracks, seams, etc.) of (a window frame, boat, etc.) as with a puttylike sealant or oakum
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To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
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To surround or circle around
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To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
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To move people closer together.
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To seal or stop up, especially with a cork stopper.
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Curb is defined as to control or hold back.
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To cease
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To keep back or confine by or as by a dam
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To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
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To keep in custody or confinement:
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To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
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(Archaic) To enclose (as though behind bars); to imprison.
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Forbear is defined as to stop yourself from doing something.
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To cease
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To cease
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To get in the way of; to hinder
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(Football) To catch (a pass) as an interception
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To suspend an activity; cease.
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To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of.
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To cease
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To become calm:
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To block up or obstruct
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To prevent the passage of; shut in or out
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(Rare) To block or obstruct (the pores, bowels, etc.)
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A division of geologic time that is longer than an epoch and shorter than an era.
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(Informal) To publicize (a product, for example) favorably, as by mentioning on a broadcast:
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Postpone is defined as to put off to or place in a later time.
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To leave out or leave undone; neglect or omit
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(Idiomatic) to terminate or abolish something
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To cease
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(Now rare) To turn (someone) away from a privilege, right, job, etc. [from 15th c.]
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To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
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To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
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To obstruct with a roadblock
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To reside temporarily:
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To make stagnant
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To stall is to delay or put off doing something, when an engine stops running or when a project or progress is stopped.
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To stop the flow of.
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To resist successfully; withstand:
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To put in place to perform a task.
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To stop or check (the flow of blood or of tears, etc.) from (a wound, opening, etc.)
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(Skiing) To move the feet apart and point the tips of the skis inward in order to slow down the speed or to facilitate a turn.
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To stifle is to stop someone from breathing or suppress actions by yourself or others.
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To stop a flow or stream
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To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
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To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
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To approach and speak to (a person on the way to a destination or in the middle of an activity):
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Withhold is defined as to hold back or refuse.
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end
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The first part:
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(Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
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To foster, give help or patronage
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To speed up or make easy the progress or action of; hasten; facilitate
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(Phonet.) A speech sound that can be prolonged as long as the breath lasts, with no significant change in the quality of the sound: continuants include fricatives (s, f, , etc.), nasals (m, n, ŋ), liquids (l, r), and vowels
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(Poker) To draw the card or cards needed to complete (a straight, flush, or full house)
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(Intransitive) To lose or spend time doing nothing, or without being employed in business.
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To give up (something) completely or forever
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To allow to slacken:
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Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž out. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever
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(Slang) To overcome (a bothersome or difficult issue or obstacle); to free onself of (a problem).
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To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize.
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To obtain; to get, especially by chance or involuntarily.
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(Intransitive) To change ones position or location, especially to someone's place of residence.
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Drop by is defined as to stop in for a short, casual, unannounced visit.
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To drop in is defined as to come to visit or go to a place for only a brief period of time, often unexpectedly.
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To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To have better prospects, to improve.
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To visit in an impromptu manner.
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To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize.
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To perceive with the eye:
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To go to see or spend time with (someone); call on socially:
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(Law) The stopping of a legal action prior to trial, either voluntarily by the plaintiff or by order of the court
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A pause or halt of some activity.
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The final step in the purchase of real property or of an interest in real property when a deed or another instrument of title is conveyed to the buyer, the purchase price or a portion thereof is paid, and collateral matters, such as the exchange or transfer of any assignments, insurance policies, leases, and mortgages, are finalized.
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The definition of closure is the act of closing something, or an end or resolution of something.
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The definition of completion is the act of finishing something in its entirety or the state of being entirely finished.
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The definition of a conclusion is the last part of something or an opinion reached after some thought.
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Termination; the end (as of the world or of life).
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(Grammar) The last morpheme of a word, added to some base to make an inflected form (such as -ing in "ending").
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A concluding or terminating
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(Chiefly Brit.) Either end of a transportation line, or a station or town located there; terminal
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A concluding, summarizing statement, report, etc.
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An obstruction.
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Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
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A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
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An unexpected or hidden obstacle, difficulty, etc.
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A railing, curtain, screen, or similar barrier.
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An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
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(Finance, slang) In the commodity futures market, someone who is long (owns) a futures contract and is demanding delivery because they want to take possession of the deliverable commodity.
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To increase the density and usually the thickness of (cloth) by shrinking and beating or pressing.
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To try to find; search for; look for
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A brief stop or stay at a place in the course of a journey
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(Anatomy) In mammals, a sheet of muscle separating the thorax from the abdomen, contracted and relaxed in respiration to draw air into and expel air from the lungs; also called thoracic diaphragm.
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The definition of a point is a sharp end or part of an argument.
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A complete halt, as one made by a motor vehicle.
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a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
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a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
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An oral or nasal stop.
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a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
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a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
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A plosive speech sound.
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A fastening or catch; thing or part used to connect or join together
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(Idiomatic) Wait a short while.
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To return to a previous state of being.
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To hold or keep within limits; restrain:
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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(Intransitive) to be completely blocked or obstructed.
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(Intransitive) To interrupt one's journey for a short (sometimes overnight) stay; to stop off.
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stop from happening or developing
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A stopping place
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(Intransitive, reflexive) To be or to put into a state of rest.
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To halt
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To halt
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To halt
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Make shorter by cutting
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To defeat is defined as to beat someone at something or to prevent something from happening.
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To become congested
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To provide security to (a climber) by paying out or drawing in rope, often through a braking device, in readiness to break a potential fall.
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To prevent the movement of (a limb or joint) with splints or a cast
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One that helps:
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An unobstructed area of land or water:
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Used to express surprise or appeal for someone's attention.
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) To make an intermediary stop somewhere.
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Stay overnight in a place away from one's home, sleep over.
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To halt
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To halt
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To encamp for the night without tents or covering.
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To halt
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(Idiomatic) To turn off or stop.
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Synonym Study

  • Desist implies a ceasing of some action that is annoying, harmful, futile, etc. desist from further bickering
  • Discontinue suggests the suspension of some action that is a habitual practice, an occupation, etc. he has discontinued the practice of law
  • Quit is equivalent to either stop she quit working for the day or cease he quit working at sixty-five and retired to Florida
  • Cease implies a suspension or ending of some state or condition or of an existence the war had ceased, the noise ceased when the train stopped
  • Stop implies a suspension or ending of some motion, action, or progress my watch stopped
Find another word for stop. In this page you can discover 267 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for stop, like: cut it out, cease, knock-it-off, block, terminate, knock on the head, standstill, finish, quit it, stand-still and relinquish.