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Adjective: stopped  stópt
  1. (of a nose) blocked
    "a stopped nose";
    - stopped-up, stopped up
Verb: stop (stopped,stopping)  stóp
  1. Come to a halt, cease moving
    "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window";
    - halt
  2. Put an end to a state or an activity
    "stop teasing your little brother";
    - discontinue, cease, give up, quit, lay off, surcease [archaic]
  3. Prevent from happening or developing
    "stop the process";
    - halt, block, kibosh [informal], kybosh [informal]
  4. Interrupt a trip
    "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"; "we stopped over at Aunt Mary's house";
    - stop over
  5. Cause to end
    "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
  6. Prevent completion
    "stop the project";
    - break, break off, discontinue
  7. Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    "stop the growth of communism in South East Asia";
    - check, turn back, arrest, contain, hold back
  8. Seize on its way
    "The fighter plane was ordered to stop an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace";
    - intercept
  9. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other";
    - end, finish, terminate, cease
  10. Render unsuitable for passage
    "stop the busy road";
    - barricade, block, blockade, block off, block up, bar
  11. Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
    "stop a moment!";
    - hold on

See also: keep, obstructed

Type of: block, break, break up, catch, close up, cut off, defend, disrupt, end, forbid, foreclose, forestall, grab, impede, interrupt, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude, preclude, prevent, take hold of, terminate

Antonym: go, start

Encyclopedia: Stop, Or My Dog Will Shoot!