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English definition of “stop”

stop

verb [I] (STAY)    /stɒp/ US  /stɑːp/ (-pp-)
to stay in a place : Are you coming with me or are you stopping here? I can't stop - Malcolm's waiting for me outside .UK Now that you're here, why don't you stop for some tea ?UK I've been out every night this week , so I thought I'd stop in (= stay at home ) tonight .UK We stopped up (= did not go to bed ) until two o'clock last night watching the late film .Staying and remainingWaiting
(Definition of stop verb (STAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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