Definition of stop-start in English:

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stop-start

(also stop-and-start)

adjective

informal
Alternately stopping and starting; progressing with interruptions: stop-start journeys
More example sentences
  • Less experienced players could find the game a stop-start journey as they puzzle over what to do next.
  • The bus continued its jilted stop-start progression through the streets of Northern London and my eyes wandered again.
  • He also pointed out that stop-start driving creates far more pollution than steady speed progress.

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