Meaning of STOP in English

v. 1 discontinue, halt, terminate, cease, break off, end, put an end or a stop to, bring to a stop or a halt or an end or a close, give up, quit, leave off, finish, conclude, desist (from), refrain (from), abandon; draw to a close, be over, come to a stop or a halt or an end or a close; Colloq cut (out), lay off, Brit pack in Stop shouting, I'm not deaf The car stopped suddenly. Will the fighting ever stop? 2 bring to a stop or a halt or a standstill, check, cut off; arrest, suppress, restrain, thwart; block, bar, obstruct, dam, keep or hold back, prevent, hinder; slow, impede, stem, stanch or staunch The main problem was how to stop drug trafficking Can we stop the river from flooding? This tourniquet will stop the bleeding. 3 Often, stop up. obstruct, block (up), jam (up), plug (up), clog (up), choke (up), stuff (up), fill (up), close (up or off) The drain was all stopped up with paper 4 peter out, be over, end He gave me an injection and the pain finally stopped 5 pause, break, take a break, interrupt, tarry; sojourn, rest, stay, put up, lodge, visit, stop off or in or over; pull over, pull up I'd like to stop for a cup of coffee I stopped at The Bell Inn on my way here. We stopped short at the sign.

n. 6 halt, end, cessation, termination, ban, prohibition; close, standstill, conclusion The new law put a stop to door-to-door selling We must bring that practice to a stop. 7 stay, sojourn, visit, break, rest, stopover, US layover We thoroughly enjoyed our stop in Brighton 8 stopping-place, station, terminal, stage, terminus, US and Canadian depot There is a bus stop in the next street 9 blockage, blocking, stopping (up), stoppage, closing up, obstruction, block A stop in the water supply was soon cleared up

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