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English definition of “whoa”

whoa

exclamation uk   /wəʊ/ us    /woʊ/
used when telling a horse to stop: "Whoa there, Poppy," he said to his pony, and pulled up beside the kerb.Horse ridingHorse racing informal used when telling a person to stop what they are doing or to do it more slowly: Yes, carrots please, - whoa! That's plenty.Expressions telling people to stop doing something
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