n. 25B6; verb
we can't stop the decline : PUT AN END/STOP/HALT TO, bring to an end/stop/halt/close/standstill, end, halt; finish, terminate, wind up, discontinue, cut short, interrupt, nip in the bud; deactivate, shut down.
he stopped running : CEASE, discontinue, desist from, break off; give up, abandon, abstain from, cut out; informal quit, leave off, knock off, pack in, lay off, give over; Brit. informal jack in.
the car stopped : PULL UP, draw up, come to a stop/halt, come to rest, pull in, pull over; park.
the music stopped : COME TO AN END/STOP/STANDSTILL, cease, end, finish, draw to a close, be over, conclude, terminate; pause, break off; peter out, fade away.
divers stopped the flow of oil : STEM, staunch, hold back, check, curb, block, dam; N. Amer. stanch; archaic stay.
the police stopped her leaving : PREVENT, hinder, obstruct, impede, block, bar, preclude; dissuade from.
the council stopped the Kilmarnock scheme : THWART, baulk, foil, frustrate, stand in the way of; scotch, derail; informal put paid to, put the kibosh on, do for, stymie; Brit. informal scupper.
the firm stops your tax : WITHHOLD, keep back, hold back, deduct, take away, refuse to pay.
just stop the bottle with your thumb : BLOCK (UP), plug, close (up), fill (up); seal, caulk, bung up; technical occlude.
start, begin, continue, allow, encourage, expedite, pay, open.
all business came to a stop : HALT, end, finish, close, standstill; cessation, conclusion, stoppage, discontinuation.
a brief stop in the town : BREAK, stopover, stop-off, stay, visit; formal sojourn.
the next stop is Oxford Street : STOPPING PLACE, halt, station, stage.
a full stop : (FULL) POINT; N. Amer. period.
start, beginning, continuation.
25A0; put a stop to . See stop verb senses 1, 7.
25A0; stop off/over BREAK ONE'S JOURNEY, take a break, pause; stay, remain, put up, lodge, rest; formal sojourn.