- A (usually marked) place where line buses or trams halt to let passengers get on and off.
verb (stop, p, ed)
- They agreed to see each other at the bus .
- An action of stopping; interruption of travel.
- That was not planned.
- A device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop.
- (context, linguistics) A consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis.
- A symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon.
- Short for a stopper, used in the phrase 'pull out all the stops'.
- (context, music) A knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ.
- The organ is loudest when all the stops are pulled.
- (context, tennis) A very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible.
- (context, zoology) The depression in a dog"s face between the skull and the nasal bones.
- The in a bulldog's face is very marked.
- (intransitive): To cease moving.
- I stopped at the traffic lights.
- (intransitive): To come to an end.
- The riots stopped when police moved in.
- Soon the rain will .
- (transitive): To cause (something) to cease moving.
- The sight of the armed men stopped him in his tracks.
- (transitive): To cause (something) to come to an end.
- The referees stopped the fight.
- (transitive): To close an aperture.
- He stopped the wound with gauze.
- (intransitive): To stay a while.
- He stopped for two weeks at the inn.
- (intransitive): To tarry.
- He stopped at his friend's house before continuing with his drive.
- prone, Prone to halting or hesitation.
Etymology: From (term, stoppen, , to stop).
- He -started his car.
- He"s still.
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