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English definition of “stall”

stall

verb [I or T] (ENGINE)    /stɔːl/ US  /stɑːl/
If an engine stalls, or if you stall it, it stops working suddenly and without you intending it to happen: A car may stall due to the driver braking too suddenly. I stalled the car twice during my driving test but still managed to pass.Not functioningDriving and operating road vehicles
(Definition of stall verb (ENGINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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