Spanish translation of “stop”
stop verb /stop/ (past tense, past participle stopped)
› to (make something) cease moving, or come to rest, a halt etc
He stopped the car and got out This train does not stop at Birmingham He stopped to look at the map He signalled with his hand to stop the bus. › to prevent from doing something
We must stop him (from) going I was going to say something rude but stopped myself just in time. › to discontinue or cease eg doing something
That woman just can’t stop talking The rain has stopped It has stopped raining. › to block or close
He stopped his ears with his hands when she started to shout at him. › to close (a hole, eg on a flute) or press down (a string on a violin etc) in order to play a particular note.
› to stay
Will you be stopping long at the hotel? stoppage /-pidʒ/ noun › (an) act of stopping or state or process of being stopped
The building was at last completed after many delays and stoppages. stopper noun › an object, eg a cork, that is put into the neck of a bottle, jar, hole etc to close it.
stopping noun › a filling in a tooth
One of my stoppings has come out. stopcock noun › a tap and valve for controlling flow of liquid through a pipe.
stopgap noun › a person or thing that fills a gap in an emergency
He was made headmaster as a stopgap till a new man could be appointed (also adjective) stopgap arrangements. stopwatch noun › a watch with a hand that can be stopped and started, used in timing a race etc.
put a stop to › to prevent from continuing
We must put a stop to this waste. stop at nothing › to be willing to do anything, however dishonest etc, in order to get something
no tener miramientos
He’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants. stop dead › to stop completely
I stopped dead when I saw him. stop off › to make a halt on a journey etc
We stopped off at Edinburgh to see the castle. stop over (stop-over) ›
stop up › to block
Some rubbish got into the drain and stopped it up.