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English definition of “stop”

stop

noun [C]     /stɒp/ US  /stɑːp/
B1 the act of stopping an activity or journey, or a period of time when you stop: Please remain in your seat until the plane comes to a complete stop. We'd have been here sooner, but we made several stops along the way. At the beginning of the project there were a lot of stops and starts. → See also doorstopPauses and interludes A1 a place where vehicles, especially buses, stop in order to allow passengers to get off and on: a bus stop I'm getting off at the next stop. Is this our stop (= where we must get off)?Train and bus stations and taxi ranks UK short form of full stop nounPunctuation specialized phonetics a plosive (= consonant that is made by completely stopping the flow of air) put a stop to sth C1 to stop an unpleasant, unwanted activity or habit from continuing: He used to smoke in bed when I first got to know him, but I soon put a stop to that!Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of stop noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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