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Spanish translation of “stop”

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.
(Definition of stop from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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