Part of speech:
A command to stop
A long, closefitting coat worn by men and women in the 19th cent.
A dot in printing or writing, as a period, decimal point, vowel point, etc.
The intentional deprivation, whether actual or constructive, of a person’s freedom by legal authorities using forcible restraint, seizure, or otherwise taking the individual into custody, especially in response to a warrant or a suspicion based on probable cause that the person being arrested has committed a crime. The person making the arrest must have the present power to control the person being arrested. Furthermore, the intent to make an arrest must be communicated to the individual who is being detained and that person must understand that the seizure or detention is an intentional arrest. See also privilege and resisting arrest.
A quantity that is caught:
The definition of closure is the act of closing something, or an end or resolution of something.
Stasis is defined as a state of balance or a lack of motion, or a stoppage of a flow.
A stop or break in speaking or reading, which clarifies meaning
A military base.
A device, such as a cork or plug, that is inserted to close an opening.
An electrical connector, as with projecting prongs, designed to be fitted into an outlet, etc., thus making contact or closing a circuit
An amount needed to make full, complete, or satisfied:
A partial or complete blockage (of boulders, mud, etc.) in a cave passage.
An upright structure of wood, stone, brick, etc., serving to enclose, divide, support, or protect
(Surveying) A series of points, with angles and distances measured between, traveled around a subject, usually for use as ""control"" i.e. angular reference system for later surveying work.
The definition of a hurdle is a barrier that athletes or horses need to jump over during a competition, or an obstacle that needs to be overcome.
Any barrier or obstruction
Bar means something that stands in the way of something or keeps something from happening.
A closing or being closed
The final point; the end.
To cease or discontinue:
To cease subscribing to (a publication).
To put an end to; stop; cease
To create a blockade against.
(Football) To catch (a pass) as an interception
To be capable of holding:
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To fail to fulfill; cancel:
To keep in check; restrain:
To lie in wait for and attack; ambush
The definition of thwart is to hinder or stop something from happening.
To cease for a period; delay.
To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
To stop or check; esp., to dam up (a river, etc.), or to stop or check as if by damming up
To be able to last through
Interrupt is defined as to stop or cause something to stop for a period of time.
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.
To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain:
To deter is defined as to keep someone from completing an action by giving them fear or doubt.
To detain is defined as to keep someone somewhere or cause someone to be unable to proceed.
To dishearten or dispirit:
To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
To come to a close; end; finish
The definition of circumvent means to get around or surround someone or something.
To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact.
To slow down or stop with or as with a brake
To see, look upon, or gaze at:
To serve as the end person for (a tug-of-war team)
To close a session or meeting for a time
To approach and speak to; greet first, before being greeted, esp. in an intrusive way
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
To live somewhere temporarily, as on a visit; stay for a while
To end, limit, or restrain, as by intimidation or other action:
(Physics) To present an opposing force to; push back or away from by a force:
To prohibit is to forbid someone from doing something or to prevent something from being done.
(Obs.) To act in anticipation of (an event or a fixed time)
Preclude is defined as to prevent something from happening or to prevent someone from doing something.
(Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
To close, shut, or block (a passage)
To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To surrender is defined as to give up control of something or to give something up to another.
To leave one's country because of disapproval of its political policies and settle in another that opposes such policies
To come to an end; stop or expire
To end (a dispute)
To hold back; keep oneself (from doing something); forbear
Relinquish is defined as to let go of or surrender something.
To turn away (one's gaze, for example).
To stop the movement or progress of:
To go to see in order to aid or console:
To visit for consultation:
(Football) To kick the ball
To refrain from exacting or enforcing.
To withdraw one's support or help from, especially in spite of duty, allegiance, or responsibility; desert:
To impede movement or use of:
To move slowly or aimlessly; loaf
To fill to excess; overcrowd
The definition of a period is a space of time between two events or a portion of time.
A short stop or break in a journey, usually imposed by scheduling requirements, as of airline flights.
A stop, halt, or cessation
The definition of an obstacle is something that gets in the way or that slows or stops progress.
An intermitting or being intermitted; interruption
(Now Rare) An impeding or being impeded; obstruction
A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
A temporary cessation of fighting by mutual consent; a truce.
The definition of a hindrance is an obstacle or something that inhibits or delays some desired action.
A thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc.
The end or conclusion:
The ultimate extent; the very limit:
The close or last part; the end or finish:
An attempt; an effort:
To let do, happen, etc.; permit; let
Expedite is defined as to make something happen more quickly.
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
To go forward; move ahead
To start doing, acting, going, etc.; get under way
(Intransitive) To go on stubbornly or resolutely.
To go on again after an interruption; resume
To begin; start; originate
To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.
A part or thing added to make something reach further or last longer; extension, supplement, sequel, etc.
Beginning means the moment or place when something started.
(Usually uncountable) One or more people employed to help in the maintenance of a house or the operation of a farm or enterprise.
Seek is defined as to search or look for something.
A station for assembling military recruits and forwarding them to active units.
A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 26th state in 1837. French explorers first visited the area in 1618, and the French retained nominal control until the end of the French and Indian Wars (1763), when the region passed to Great Britain. It was ceded to the United States in 1783, although the British held some areas until 1796. The Michigan Territory was organized in 1805 with Detroit as its capital. Lansing is the state capital (since 1847) and Detroit the largest city.
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