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English definition of “whoa”

whoa

exclamation     /wəʊ/ US  /woʊ/
used when telling a horse to stop : "Whoa there, Poppy ," he said to his pony , and pulled up beside the kerb .Horse ridingHorse racing informal used when telling a person to stop what they are doing or to do it more slowly : Yes, carrots please , - whoa! That's plenty.Expressions telling people to stop doing something
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