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stop British & World English

(Of an event, action, or process) come to an end; cease to happen

stop English Thesaurus

drastic measures are needed to stop the decline

stop–start New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(en rule; hyphens in adjective stop-and-start)

f-stop British & World English

A camera setting corresponding to a particular f-number

stop by British & World English

Call briefly and informally as a visitor

stop up British & World English

Refrain from going to bed; stay up

stop-go British & World English

Alternately stopping and starting

bus stop British & World English

A place where a bus regularly stops, usually marked by a sign

stop dead British & World English

Stop (or cause to stop) suddenly or abruptly

flue stop British & World English

An organ stop for a set of flue pipes

full stop British & World English

A punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence or an abbreviation

non-stop British & World English

Continuing without stopping or pausing

one-stop British & World English

Denoting a business capable of supplying all of a customer’s needs within a particular range of goods or services

pit stop British & World English

A stop at a pit for servicing and refuelling, especially during a race

reed stop British & World English

An organ stop controlling reed pipes

solo stop British & World English

An organ stop especially suitable for imitating a solo performance on another instrument

stop off British & World English

Pay a short visit en route to one’s ultimate destination

stop out British & World English

Stay out, especially longer or later than might be expected

stop-out British & World English

A person who stays out late at night

stop bath British & World English

A bath for stopping the action of a preceding bath by neutralizing any of its chemical still present

stop bead British & World English

A bead or narrow moulding to stop movement, e.g. to prevent a sash window swinging back into the room

stop bit British & World English

(In asynchronous data transfers) one of a pattern of bits which indicate the end of a character or of the whole transmission

stop knob British & World English

The knob controlling a stop on an organ or harpsichord

stop list British & World English

A list of people deprived of particular rights, privileges, or services, in particular a list of people with whom members of an association are forbidden to do business

stop-loss British & World English

Denoting or relating to an order to sell a security or commodity at a specified price in order to limit a loss

stop-off British & World English

Another term for stopover.

stop time British & World English

(In jazz) a rhythmic device whereby a chord or accent is played only on the first beat of every bar or every other bar, typically accompanying a solo

non-stop English Thesaurus

you can look forward to non-stop fun and entertainment

stop-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

cattle stop British & World English

New Zealand term for cattle grid.

click stop British & World English

A control for the aperture of a camera lens or similar device which clicks into position at certain standard settings

organ stop British & World English

A set of pipes of a similar tone in an organ

stop short British & World English

Stop (or cause to stop) suddenly or abruptly

stop light British & World English

A red traffic signal

stop-motion British & World English

A cinematographic technique whereby the camera is repeatedly stopped and started, for example to give animated figures the impression of movement

stop press British & World English

Late news inserted in a newspaper or periodical either at the last moment before printing or after printing has begun (especially as a heading)

stop-start British & World English

Alternately stopping and starting; progressing with interruptions

stop valve British & World English

A valve used to stop the flow of liquid in a pipe

stop volley British & World English

A volley played close to the net whereby the player allows the racket to be knocked backwards by the ball and sends it only just back over the net

truck stop British & World English

North American term for transport cafe.

stop press New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

late news inserted in a newspaper at the time of printing

glottal stop British & World English

A consonant formed by the audible release of the airstream after complete closure of the glottis. It is widespread in some non-standard English accents and in some other languages, such as Arabic, it is a standard consonant

request stop British & World English

A bus stop at which the bus halts only if requested by a passenger or if hailed

stop payment British & World English

Instruct a bank to withhold payment on a cheque


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