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Etymology

From Middle English stoppen (to stop).

Pronunciation

Adverb

stop (not comparable)

Positive
stop

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Prone to halting or hesitation.
    He stop-started his car.
    He’s stop still.

Noun

Singular
stop

Plural
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stop ({{{1}}})
  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 stop.
  2. An action of stopping; interruption of travel.
    That stop was not planned.
  3. A device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis.
  5. A symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon.
  6. Short for a stopper, used in the phrase 'pull out all the stops'.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ.
    The organ is loudest when all the stops are pulled.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The depression in a dog’s face between the skull and the nasal bones.
    The stop in a bulldog's face is very marked.

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Highway stop sign.

Verb

Infinitive
to stop

Third person singular
stop

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to stop (third-person singular simple present stop, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (intransitive): To cease moving.
    I stopped at the traffic lights.
  2. (intransitive): To come to an end.
    The riots stopped when police moved in.
    Soon the rain will stop.
  3. (transitive): To cause (something) to cease moving.
    The sight of the armed men stopped him in his tracks.
  4. (transitive): To cause (something) to come to an end.
    The referees stopped the fight.
  5. (transitive): To close an aperture.
    He stopped the wound with gauze.
  6. (intransitive): To stay a while.
    He stopped for two weeks at the inn.
  7. (intransitive): To tarry.
    He stopped at his friend's house before continuing with his drive.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

stop m. (plural pen, diminutive je)

  1. An electric fuse.
  2. An action of stopping.
  3. A plug for a kitchen sink, a stopper.

Verb

stop

  1. First person singular present tense and imperative of stoppen..

Swedish

Noun

Inflection for stop Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative stop stopet stop stopen
Genitive stops stopets stops stopens

stop n.

  1. Beer mug.

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