- A period of time spent doing or being something. A spell.
- He had a in jail.
- (context, archaic, intransitive) To stop (an action); cease, desist.
- (context, obsolete, intransitive) To stop speaking or talking (of a subject).
- Late C14: Now wol I stynten of this Arveragus, / And speken I wole of Dorigen his wyf " Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Franklin's Tale", Canterbury Tales
- (intransitive) To be sparing or mean.
- The next party you throw, don't on the beer.
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