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whoaexclamation

uk   /wəʊ/  us   /woʊ/
used when ​telling a ​horse to ​stop: "Whoa there, Poppy," he said to his ​pony, and ​stopped beside the ​kerb.
informal used when ​telling a ​person to ​stop what they are doing or to do it more ​slowly: Yes, ​carrotsplease, - whoa! That's plenty.
(Definition of whoa from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"whoa" in American English

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whoaexclamation

 us   /hwoʊ, woʊ/
used to ​tell a ​person or a ​horse to ​stop or ​slow down, or to ​expresssurprise: Whoa! Not so ​fast.
(Definition of whoa from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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