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stoppage

noun [C] uk   /ˈstɒp.ɪdʒ/ us    /ˈstɑː.pɪdʒ/

stoppage noun [C] (NOT WORKING)

a time when work is stopped because of a disagreement between workers and employers

stoppage noun [C] (MONEY)

UK (US and Australian English deduction) an amount that is taken away from the money that you are paid before you officially receive it: Stoppages include things like pension contributions and national insurance.

stoppage noun [C] (FOOTBALL)

a time during a football match when the game is stopped because of an injury to a player: In a cup final, if the teams are level after 90 minutes plus any time added on for stoppages, they play extra time.

stoppage noun [C] (BUS)

Indian English an occasion when a bus stops to allow passengers to get on and off
(Definition of stoppage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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