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stall

verb [I/T]  /stɔl/ us  

stall verb [I/T] (DELAY)

to delay or put off action: [I] They’re just stalling, trying to avoid making a decision. [T] I can stall him for a few minutes.

stall verb [I/T] (STOP WORKING)

to cause a vehicle or engine to stop suddenly, or of a vehicle or engine to stop suddenly: [I] My car stalled at the traffic light.

stall

noun [C]  /stɔl/ us  

stall noun [C] (AREA)

a separate area in which an animal is kept A stall is also a small enclosed space used for a particular purpose: The bathroom had a tiled shower stall.
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