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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.


Synonymsstop


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


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









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