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  • an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
  • a restraint that checks the motion of something
    • he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
  • a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
    • the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
  • (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
    • the organist pulled out all the stops
  • a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    • in England they call a period a stop
  • a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • his stop consonants are too aspirated
  • a spot where something halts or pauses
    • his next stop is Atlanta
  • the state of inactivity following an interruption
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • a brief stay in the course of a journey
    • they made a stopover to visit their friends
  • the act of stopping something
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood
  • the event of something ending
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
    • Hold on a moment!
  • render unsuitable for passage
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road
  • have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
    • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    • My property ends by the bushes
    • The symphony ends in a pianissimo
  • seize on its way
    • The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace
  • hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    • Arrest the downward trend
    • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
  • prevent completion
    • stop the project
    • break off the negotiations
  • cause to stop
    • stop a car
    • stop the thief
  • interrupt a trip
    • we stopped at Aunt Mary's house
    • they stopped for three days in Florence
  • stop from happening or developing
    • Block his election
    • Halt the process
  • put an end to a state or an activity
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • come to a halt, stop moving
    • the car stopped
    • She stopped in front of a store window
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