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noun 
  1. A (usually marked) place where line buses or trams halt to let passengers get on and off.
They agreed to see each other at the bus .
  1. An action of stopping; interruption of travel.
That was not planned.
  1. A device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop.
  2. (context, linguistics) A consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis.
  3. A symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon.
  4. Short for a stopper, used in the phrase 'pull out all the stops'.
  5. (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.
  1. (context, tennis) A very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible.
  2. (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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: punt(nl)m}}, komma , dubbele punt , puntkomma {{f
  • French: ammorti(fr)m
  • German: Stoppball(de)m
  • Spanish: parada(es)f
verb (stop, p, ed)
  1. (intransitive): To cease moving.
I stopped at the traffic lights.
  1. (intransitive): To come to an end.
The riots stopped when police moved in.
Soon the rain will .
  1. (transitive): To cause (something) to cease moving.
The sight of the armed men stopped him in his tracks.
  1. (transitive): To cause (something) to come to an end.
The referees stopped the fight.
  1. (transitive): To close an aperture.
He stopped the wound with gauze.
  1. (intransitive): To stay a while.
He stopped for two weeks at the inn.
  1. (intransitive): To tarry.
He stopped at his friend's house before continuing with his drive.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, langsgaan), stoppen(nl)
  • German: de(de, stoppen, {{t+)beenden
  • French: arríªter(fr)
  • Italian: fermare(it)
  • Spanish: parar(es)
adverb 
  1. prone, Prone to halting or hesitation.
He -started his car.
He"s still.
Etymology: From (term, stoppen, , to stop).


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