Translation of "stop" - English-Spanish dictionary

stop

verb uk /stɒp/ (present participle stopping, past tense and past participle stopped)

A1 to finish doing something or not do something any more

parar, dejar de
Stop laughing – it’s not funny.
He started to say something and then stopped.
This course will help you stop smoking.

A2 If a bus, train, etc. stops at a particular place, it lets people get on and off.

parar
Does this train stop at Cambridge?

A2 to stop a journey or an activity for a short time

parar
We stopped at a café for lunch.

B1 to not move any more, or make someone or something not move any more

detener(se)
A car stopped outside the house.

B1 to not continue to operate, or to make something not continue to operate

parar(se)
My watch has stopped.

B1 to prevent something from happening or prevent someone from doing something

detener, impedir
Doctors are trying to stop the disease from spreading.

to make something end

terminar
We must find a way to stop the war.
noun uk /stɒp/

A1 a place where a bus or train stops so that people can get on or off

parada
We need to get off at the next stop.

B1 the act of stopping an activity or journey, or a period of time when you stop

parada
We made a stop to get lunch.
put a stop to something

to end something bad

poner fin a algo
We must put a stop to the violence.
come to a stop

to stop moving

detenerse
The car came to a stop in front of an old cottage.

(Translation of “stop” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

stop

verb /stop/ (past tense, past participle stopped)

to (make something) cease moving, or come to rest, a halt etc

impedir, evitar, detener
He stopped the car and got out
This train does not stop at Birmingham
He stopped to look at the map
He signalled with his hand to stop the bus.

to prevent from doing something

Detener
We must stop him (from) going
I was going to say something rude but stopped myself just in time.

to discontinue or cease eg doing something

parar
That woman just can’t stop talking
The rain has stopped
It has stopped raining.

to block or close

tapar(se)
He stopped his ears with his hands when she started to shout at him.

to close (a hole, eg on a flute) or press down (a string on a violin etc) in order to play a particular note.

apretar, cubrir

to stay

quedarse, permanecer
Will you be stopping long at the hotel?
stoppage /-pidʒ/ noun

(an) act of stopping or state or process of being stopped

obstrucción, paro, suspensión, deducción
The building was at last completed after many delays and stoppages.
stopper noun

an object, eg a cork, that is put into the neck of a bottle, jar, hole etc to close it.

tapón
stopping noun

a filling in a tooth

empaste
One of my stoppings has come out.
stopcock noun

a tap and valve for controlling flow of liquid through a pipe.

llave de paso
stopgap noun

a person or thing that fills a gap in an emergency

sustituto
He was made headmaster as a stopgap till a new man could be appointed
(also adjective) stopgap arrangements.
stopwatch noun

a watch with a hand that can be stopped and started, used in timing a race etc.

cronómetro
put a stop to

to prevent from continuing

poner fin a
We must put a stop to this waste.
stop at nothing

to be willing to do anything, however dishonest etc, in order to get something

no tener miramientos
He’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.
stop dead

to stop completely

parar en seco
I stopped dead when I saw him.
stop off phrasal verb

to make a halt on a journey etc

parar
We stopped off at Edinburgh to see the castle.
stop over phrasal verb

to make a stay of a night or more

parar, pasar la noche, hacer noche, hacer escala
We’re planning to stop over in Amsterdam (nounstop-over).
stop up phrasal verb

to block

taponar
Some rubbish got into the drain and stopped it up.

(Translation of “stop” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)