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Synonyms of stall in English:


  • 1 a market stall
    stand, table, counter, booth, kiosk
  • 2 stalls for larger animals
    pen, coop, sty, corral, enclosure, compartment
  • verb

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  • 1 the government has stalled the project
    obstruct, impede, interfere with, hinder, hamper, block, interrupt, hold up, hold back, thwart, balk, sabotage, delay, stonewall, check, stop, halt, derail, put a brake on
    informal stymie
  • 2 the project has stalled
    stop, fizzle, flatline, die, reach an impasse, hit a roadblock
  • 3 quit stalling
    use delaying tactics, play for time, temporize, gain time, procrastinate, hedge, beat around the bush, drag one's feet, delay, filibuster, stonewall, give someone the runaround
  • 4 stall him for a bit
    delay, divert, distract;
    hold off, stave off, fend off, keep off, ward off, keep at bay
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