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Definition of "stop" []

  • To close (an opening or hole) by covering, filling in, or plugging up: The tea leaves stopped the drain. (verb-transitive)
  • To constrict (an opening or orifice): My nose is stopped up. (verb-transitive)
  • To obstruct or block passage on (a road, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To prevent the flow or passage of: stop supplies from getting through. (verb-transitive)
  • To halt the motion or progress of: stopped me and asked directions. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stop" in a sentence
  • "And oh yeah..stop eating food from the drive thru and for God sake stop feeding it to your children. and please don't give them candy for snack time at school."
  • "The first thing then to be done to put a stop to this frightful waste of human life every year is to _stop the circulation of the bacillus from one person to another_."
  • "Kentucky should at one grand coup _stop spring shooting and all sale of wild game, accord long close seasons to all species that are verging on extinction, protect doves, establish moderate bag limits and stop the use of machine guns_."