Stop Synonyms and Antonyms

stŏp

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Synonyms for Stop

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(Sports) To block an opponent
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To finish is defined as to complete, use up or give the final touches to.
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A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
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To halt
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To halt
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To let go (a grasp, hold, etc.)
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To quit is to stop doing something, or to formally leave a job.
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) To be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.
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(Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
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To cease
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To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
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To seal or stop up, especially with a cork stopper.
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(Intransitive) to admit defeat, to capitulate
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(Intransitive, formal) To finish or end.
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To stymie is defined as to hinder or block.
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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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(Idiomatic) To dwindle; to tail off; to diminish to nothing.
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To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
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(Now rare) To repress (a desire, emotion etc.); to check or curb. [from 14th c.]
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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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(Idiomatic) To make or become more compact by folding.
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To cease
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To stifle is to stop someone from breathing or suppress actions by yourself or others.
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To interrupt the continuance of; to put an end to, especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.
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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 join or unite; bring into contact:
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(Intransitive) To change ones position or location, especially to someone's place of residence.
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A concluding or terminating
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(Intransitive, baseball) To play (a specific period of time) as the catcher. [from 19th c.]
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To cease
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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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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 make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
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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 cease
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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 cease
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To become calm:
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To cease
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To block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle. See Synonyms at block.
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To cease
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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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Prevent is defined as to stop something from happening.
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(Idiomatic) to terminate or abolish something
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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 make stagnant
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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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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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stop from happening or developing
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(Idiomatic) To quit or cease completely, or to promise to quit, as of a bad habit.
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To bar is defined as to keep something from happening or to keep people from entering.
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The termination point of a railway or similar transportation system.
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Make shorter by cutting
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To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
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To cease
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(Idiomatic) To quit; to give up.
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To cease
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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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A concluding, summarizing statement, report, etc.
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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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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 stop; to fix or rest.
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Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
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To brake is to slow or stop by pressing on a pedal that cuts off movement.
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To surround or circle around
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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 cease
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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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A brief stop or stay at a place in the course of a journey
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(Computing) The blocking of the view of part of an image by another.
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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 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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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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(Idiomatic) To retire.
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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 end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.
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To cease (from an action); stop; abstain
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(Intransitive)
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To allow to slacken:
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(Idiomatic) To cease, quit, stop (doing something).
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To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate.
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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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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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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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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 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 stop or check (the flow of blood or of tears, etc.) from (a wound, opening, etc.)
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To stop a flow or stream
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To bar or exclude as a penalty from an office, school, position, etc., usually for a specified time; debar
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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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A thing that is blocking
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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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Barricade means to put up a barrier to shut something in or out.
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To subject to a blockade
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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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To be knocked down by wind.
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Used to express surprise or appeal for someone's attention.
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A stopping place
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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 discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
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To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people.
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(Intransitive) To be eliminated from a competition.
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(Idiomatic) To refrain from speech.
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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 railing, curtain, screen, or similar barrier.
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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 broadcasting entity.
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To assume or maintain an upright position as specified:
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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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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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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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(Idiomatic) Retrieve; get.
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To arrive somewhere, especially unexpectedly.
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To compose a document, especially one having a standard form.
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To cease
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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 appear; to seem; to project a certain quality.
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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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(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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(Now rare) To give up, hand over, surrender (something).
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To cease
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A hindrance; that which impedes or hinders progress.
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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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(Anatomy) A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.
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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 act of stopping up, or closing, an opening.
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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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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 halt
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To encamp for the night without tents or covering.
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(Idiomatic) To turn off or stop.
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A stopping place
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Antonyms for Stop

To think; suppose:
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An extension by which something is carried to a further point:
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(Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
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The definition of commence means to begin something.
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The first part:
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An act of beginning; an initial effort:
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(Intransitive) To start, to initiate or take the first step into something.
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To move against another, as when attacking:
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To speed up or make easy the progress or action of; hasten; facilitate
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To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.
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Words Related to Stop

(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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(Intransitive) To stop marching.
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The cessation of an effort, activity, state, or motion.
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Delay or hesitation:
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One that helps:
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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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To carry on; persist in:
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(US) A bus or railway station.
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An unobstructed area of land or water:
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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 277 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for stop, like: cease, cut it out, block, knock-it-off, quit it, standstill, finish, stay, stand-still, knock on the head and relinquish.