Meaning of “stall” - Learner’s Dictionary

stall

verb uk us /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.
STOP [ I ]

to stop making progress:

The peace talks have stalled over the issue of nuclear weapons.
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.

(Definition of “stall verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)