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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end (part of speech: verb)
cease (part of speech: verb)
stagnate (part of speech: verb)
hinder (part of speech: verb)
crimp, restrict, brake, drag, bar, catch, clog, encumber, thwart, impede, dam, frustrate, entrap, hamstring, hamper, constipate, choke, curb, block, oppose, paralyze, plug, snarl, check, impair, constrain, bung, baffle, tangle, hinder, delay, fetter, restrain, resist, inhibit, handicap, deter, burden, foul, obstruct, jam, counter, complicate, bottleneck, congest, mire, snag, cramp, cripple, detain, entangle
plug (part of speech: noun)
hindrance (part of speech: noun)
disadvantage, blockade, blockage, bafflement, complication, entrapment, damper, impediment, constraint, deterrent, impedance, encumbrance, hurdle, frustration, inhibition, congestion, restriction, impasse, restraint, interruption, entanglement, resistance, hindrance, opposition, constipation, obstruction, drawback, barrier, stoppage, obstacle
close (part of speech: verb)
interrupt (part of speech: verb)
give up (part of speech: verb)
stop (part of speech: verb)
- If we stop at this, 'what do we more than others? - "The Reconciliation of Races and Religions", Thomas Kelly Cheyne.
- We cannot stop him if we would. - "Parent and Child Vol. III., Child Study and Training", Mosiah Hall.
- You see, you don't really want to stop. - "The Man Upstairs and Other Stories", P. G. Wodehouse.