Definition of non-stop in English:

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  • 1Continuing without stopping or pausing: we had two days of almost non-stop rain
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    • It seems to me no footpaths are easy to walk on after the horrendous non-stop rain we've suffered.
    • Two straight nights in a row of non-stop dancing can really work the legs, and Brooke was a little sore.
    • Strong winds accompanied the non-stop rain, which made for an even more bone-chilling effect.
  • 1.1(Of a passenger vehicle or journey) not having or making stops at intermediate places on the way to its destination: a non-stop flight to Los Angeles
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    • US Airways operates non-stop round-trip flights from Philadelphia every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
    • Many passengers found the inaugural non-stop flights more convenient and expressed their wish for regular direct flights between Shanghai and Taipei.
    • The bus was on a non-stop 33-hour journey from Calais to Barcelona, with the drivers sleeping on board in between shifts.
  • 1.2Oppressively constant; relentless; unremitting: the show was axed after non-stop criticism
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    • Let me tell you about the non-stop insanity, the constant chaos, the perpetual pandemonium.
    • It had been a wonderful night, and not even Amy's non-stop criticism was able to make me forget that moment.
    • His non-stop soundtrack of incessantly ringing bells and gongs is itself enough to drive anyone batty.
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