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stopverb

uk   /stɒp/  us   /stɑːp/ (-pp-)

stop verb (FINISH)

A1 [I or T] to finish doing something that you were doing: Once I start eating chocolate, I can't stop. [+ -ing verb] Stop shouting - you're giving me a headache! I couldn't stop laughing. Stop it!/Stop that!B1 [I or T] to not continue to operate: My watch must have stopped. The air conditioner has stopped working.B1 [I or T] to not move any more or to make someone or something not move any more: Stop the car, I want to get out! I heard him shout "Stop, or I'll shoot!"A1 [I + -ing verb] to finish doing something that you do regularly or as a habit: Apparently she's stopped drinking. I stopped seeing him last year.A2 [I] to pause for a short time on a journey or an activity: Does this train stop at Finsbury Park? Why don't you just stop somewhere and ask for directions? [+ to infinitive] I stopped to pick up a letter that I'd dropped.
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stop verb (PREVENT)

B1 [T] to prevent someone from doing something: If she really wants to leave, I don't understand what's stopping her. [+ -ing verb] They've put barriers up to stop people (from) getting through. Something must be done to stop the fighting.stop a cheque UK (US stop payment on a check) to tell your bank not to deal with a cheque which you have written, so that the money is not paid from your bank account
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stop verb (STAY)

[I] to stay in a place: Are you coming with me or are you stopping here? I can't stop - Marc is waiting for me outside.UK Now that you're here, why don't you stop for some tea?UK I've been out every night this week, so I thought I'd stop in (= stay at home) tonight.UK We stopped up (= did not go to bed) until two o'clock last night watching the late film.
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stop verb (BLOCK)

[T] to block a hole: We stopped (up) the gap with some rags.

stopnoun [C]

uk   /stɒp/  us   /stɑːp/
B1 the act of stopping an activity or journey, or a period of time when you stop: Please remain in your seat until the plane comes to a complete stop. We'd have been here sooner, but we made several stops along the way. At the beginning of the project there were a lot of stops and starts.
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A1 a place where vehicles, especially buses, stop in order to allow passengers to get off and on: a bus stop I'm getting off at the next stop. Is this our stop (= where we must get off)? UK short form of full stop noun specialized phonetics a plosive (= consonant that is made by completely stopping the flow of air)put a stop to sth C1 to stop an unpleasant, unwanted activity or habit from continuing: He used to smoke in bed when I first got to know him, but I soon put a stop to that!
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