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English noun: stoppage

1. stoppage (state) the state of inactivity following an interruption

SamplesThe negotiations were in arrest.
Held them in check.
During the halt he got some lunch.
The momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow.
He spent the entire stop in his seat.

Synonymsarrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop

Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Narrower (hyponym)countercheck, logjam

2. stoppage (artifact) an obstruction in a pipe or tube

SamplesWe had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe.

Synonymsblock, blockage, closure, occlusion, stop

Broader (hypernym)impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor

Narrower (hyponym)breech closer, breechblock, plug, stopper, stopple, vapor lock, vapour lock

3. stoppage (act) the act of stopping something

SamplesThe third baseman made some remarkable stops.
His stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood.


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

Narrower (hyponym)haemostasia, haemostasis, hemostasia, hemostasis, stand-down, standdown

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