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English noun: stop

1. stop (event) the event of something ending


SamplesIt came to a stop at the bottom of the hill.


Synonymshalt


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, finish


Narrower (hyponym)cessation, stand, standstill, surcease, tie-up

2. stop (act) the act of stopping something


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


Synonymsstoppage


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


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

3. stop (act) a brief stay in the course of a journey


SamplesThey made a stopover to visit their friends.


Synonymslayover, stopover


Broader (hypernym)stay


Narrower (hyponym)night-stop, pit stop, pit stop, stand

4. stop (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, stoppage


Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity


Narrower (hyponym)countercheck, logjam

5. stop (location) a spot where something halts or pauses


SamplesHis next stop is Atlanta.


Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point


Narrower (hyponym)bus stop, checkpoint, loading area, loading zone, stopover, way station

6. stop (communication) a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it


SamplesHis stop consonants are too aspirated.


Synonymsocclusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop consonant


Broader (hypernym)obstruent


Narrower (hyponym)click, glottal catch, glottal plosive, glottal stop, labial stop, suction stop


Part holonymexplosion, implosion, plosion


Antonymscontinuant, continuant consonant

7. stop (communication) a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations


SamplesIn England they call a period a stop.


Synonymsfull point, full stop, period, point


Broader (hypernym)punctuation, punctuation mark


Narrower (hyponym)suspension point

8. stop (artifact) (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes


SamplesThe organist pulled out all the stops.


Broader (hypernym)knob


Part meronymorgan, pipe organ


Domain categorymusic

9. stop (artifact) a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens


SamplesThe new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically.


Synonymsdiaphragm


Broader (hypernym)mechanical device


Narrower (hyponym)iris, iris diaphragm


Part meronymcamera, photographic camera

10. stop (artifact) a restraint that checks the motion of something


SamplesHe used a book as a stop to hold the door open.


Synonymscatch


Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint


Narrower (hyponym)bench hook, click, detent, dog, doorstop, doorstopper, pawl, trip, tripper

11. stop (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, stoppage


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


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


English verb: stop

1. stop (motion) come to a halt, stop moving


SamplesThe car stopped.
She stopped in front of a store window.


ExamplesThey stop the animals, These cars won't stop


Synonymshalt


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)brake, check, check, check, conk, draw up, go off, haul up, pull up, pull up short, rein, rein in, settle, stall, stall


Antonymsget going, start, go

2. stop (stative) put an end to a state or an activity


SamplesQuit teasing your little brother.


ExamplesThey stop moving


Synonymscease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Narrower (hyponym)break, call it a day, call it quits, cheese, close off, drop, knock off, leave off, pull the plug, retire, shut off, sign off, withdraw


Antonymspreserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on

3. stop (social) stop from happening or developing


SamplesBlock his election.
Halt the process.


ExamplesThey stop him from writing the letter


Synonymsblock, halt, kibosh


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent


Narrower (hyponym)embargo, stay

4. stop (motion) interrupt a trip


SamplesWe stopped at Aunt Mary's house.
They stopped for three days in Florence.


Synonymsstop over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt


Narrower (hyponym)call, lay over, stop over

5. stop (motion) cause to stop


SamplesStop a car.
Stop the thief.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)arrest, brake, bring up, check, cut, draw up, flag down, halt, hold, pull up, rein, rein in, stall, stall


Causehalt, stop


Antonymsstart up, start

6. stop (change) prevent completion


SamplesStop the project.
Break off the negotiations.


Synonymsbreak, break off, discontinue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate


Narrower (hyponym)bog, bog down, break up, cut off, disrupt, fracture, interrupt

7. stop (competition) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of


SamplesArrest the downward trend.
Check the growth of communism in South East Asia.
Contain the rebel movement.
Turn back the tide of communism.


Synonymsarrest, check, contain, hold back, turn back


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)defend


Narrower (hyponym)cut down, cut out

8. stop (contact) seize on its way


SamplesThe fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace.


Synonymsintercept


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)catch, grab, take hold of


Narrower (hyponym)cut off, cut out

9. stop (stative) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical


SamplesThe bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed.
Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other.
My property ends by the bushes.
The symphony ends in a pianissimo.


Synonymscease, end, finish, terminate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Narrower (hyponym)adjourn, break, break up, climax, close, come out, conclude, culminate, cut out, disappear, disappear, discontinue, go, go away, go out, lapse, pass away, recess, run low, run out, run short, turn out, vanish, vanish


Antonymsbegin, start

10. stop (contact) render unsuitable for passage


SamplesBlock the way.
Barricade the streets.
Stop the busy road.


Synonymsbar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude


Narrower (hyponym)block off, close, close off, shut off


Verb groupblock, obstruct

11. stop (change) stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments


SamplesHold on a moment!.


Synonymshold on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, interrupt









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