Noun: stalling sto-ling
Verb: stall stol
- A tactic used to mislead or delay
- Postpone doing what one should be doing
"He did not want to write the letter and stalled for days";
- procrastinate, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally
- (driving) come to a stop
"The car stalled in the driveway";
- Deliberately delay an event or action
"she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
- Put into, or keep in, a stall
"Stall the horse"
- (air travel) experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
- (air travel) cause an aeroplane to go into a stall
- Cause an engine to stop
"The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
Derived forms: stallings
Type of: delay, detain, halt, hold up, obstruction, shelter, stop
Encyclopedia: Stalling Stall, Austria