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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
Translations of “stoppage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 罷工, 停工,罷工…
in Russian прекращение работы, забастовка…
in Turkish iş bırakma, grev…
in Chinese (Simplified) 罢工, 停工,罢工…
in Polish przerwa w pracy, strajk…
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