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Noun: stalling  sto-ling
  1. A tactic used to mislead or delay
    - stall
Verb: stall  stol
  1. Postpone doing what one should be doing
    "He did not want to write the letter and stalled for days";
    - procrastinate, drag one's feet [informal], drag one's heels [informal], shillyshally [informal], dilly-dally [informal], dillydally [informal]
  2. Stop because the engine stopped running
    "The car stalled in the driveway";
    - conk [informal]
  3. Deliberately delay an event or action
    "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
  4. Put into, or keep in, a stall
    "Stall the horse"
  5. (air travel) experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
  6. (air travel) cause an aeroplane to go into a stall
  7. 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, Leonard