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Definition of stop:

  1. A grooved pulley or sheave incased in a frame or shell which is provided with a hook, eye, or strap, by which it may be attached to an object. It is used to change the direction of motion, as in raising a heavy object that can not be conveniently reached, and also, when two or more such sheaves are compounded, to change the rate of motion, or to exert increased force; -- used especially in the rigging of ships, and in tackles.
  2. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; " the 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"

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full point, preventative, ascertain, suss out, flip off, apprehension, shutoff, change, departure, break-dance, stumbling block, cop, waive, expiration, check off, drive off, insist, hold back, look up, revert, kick downstairs, I/we etc. will not rest until..., come to a stop, ruin, aisle seat, avoid, begin, proceed, come apart, discontinue, cannibalize, fill, wild horses couldn't..., cylinder block, check up on, baulk, fall apart, cutoff, break off, not move a muscle, offset, back up, tick off, lap, let out, shut down, parry, demote, break out, tolerate, resolution, degree, detail, ferry, depart, chip, term of enlistment, throw in, point in time, tie up, ask for, arrestment, halt, disclose, reside, conduit, hammer, leg, sojourn, give up, go over, close vowel, diaphragm, ...or bust, board, unwrap, get out, come over, come to rest, run out, force out, develop, won't take no for an answer, weaken, spare, stay, see, stymie, chain, jibe, dismiss, pinch, persist, run off, seek, stand, 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visit, order up, station, burst, peter out, item, invite, check mark, landfall, control, conk out, implore, preventive, alveolar, carry, flick, double back, smash, catch, finish, cease, bellows, give away, settle down, erupt, eat up, arr., vanish, send for, allow, moderate, tally, check out, bow, check, disable, go against, die away, barricado, catgut, snatch.

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