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stall

Synonyms of stall in English:

noun

  • 1 a market stall
    stand, table, counter, booth, kiosk, compartment
  • 2 he hauled the animal out of the stall
    pen, coop, sty, corral, enclosure, compartment, cubicle
  • 3 (stalls) British they sat in the stalls of the empty theatre
    North American orchestra, parterre
  • verb

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  • 1 the launching of the agency has been stalled for more than a year
    obstruct, impede, interfere with, hinder, hamper, block, interrupt, hold up, hold back, stand in the way of, frustrate, thwart, baulk, inhibit, hamstring, sabotage, encumber, restrain, slow, slow down, retard, delay, stonewall, forestall, arrest, check, stop, halt, stay, derail, restrict, limit, curb, put a brake on, bridle, fetter, shackle
    informal stymie
    North American informal bork
    rare trammel
  • 2 quit stalling and give me the money
    use delaying tactics, play for time, temporize, gain time, hang back, hang fire, hold back, procrastinate, hedge, beat about the bush, drag one's feet, delay, filibuster, stonewall
  • 3 stall him until I've had time to take a look
    delay, divert, distract;
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