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stall

verb     /stɔːl/
ENGINE [I, T]
If an engine stalls, or if you stall it, it stops working suddenly: The car stalled when I stopped at the traffic lights.Driving and operating road vehiclesNot functioning
STOP [I]
to stop making progress: The peace talks have stalled over the issue of nuclear weapons.Causing something to endComing to an end
MORE TIME [T]
to intentionally make someone wait or make something happen later so that you have more time: She wanted an answer immediately, but I managed to stall her.Delaying and wasting timePreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of stall verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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