Translation of stop in Spanish:
- 1 (halt) See examples: to work without a stopwork progressed in stops and startstrabajar sin parartrabajar sin hacer una pausa or un altowork was at a stop for monthsel trabajo avanzaba a trompicones or a tropezonesto bring something to a stopel trabajo estuvo interrumpido or paralizado durante mesesdetener or parar algo(conversation/proceedings)the accident brought the traffic to a complete stopponer fin a or interrumpir algoto come to a stop (vehicle/aircraft)el accidente paralizó el tráficodetenerse(production/conversation)to put a stop to somethinginterrumpirseto put a stop on a checkponer fin a algoacabar con algodar orden de no pagar un chequeExample sentences
- It was almost a disappointment when we came to a stop at the edge of clearing where a herd of deer were grazing.
- After completing a number of revolutions, the carousel began to slow and came to a stop.
- The game we'd been playing with the boys came to a stop, and I rolled my eyes.
- 2 2.1 (break on journey) we made a stop at a service station to have coffeeafter an overnight stop in Madridparamos en una estación de servicio para tomar un café2.2 (of bus)después de hacer noche or de pasar la noche en Madrid(of train, underground)you have to get out/off at the next stopse tiene que bajar en la próxima (parada)Example sentences
- The bus goes off on its merry way and picks up a zillion passengers at the next stop.
- Buses could also pick up passengers without pulling into stops.
- Designated stops will be constructed, with special ramps to allow easy access by passengers onto the taxis and buses.
- As the self-confessed ‘biggest slob in the world’ he enjoys sailing holidays filled with impromptu tea breaks and pub stops.
- When traveling long distances, plan the trip to include rest stops and breaks.
- Also, make stops for bathroom breaks, leg-stretching, sightseeing and drink refills.
- 4 (Music) (on organ) to pull out all the stopstocar todos los registroshacer uso de todos los recursos posiblesExample sentences
- Specific ranks of pipes may be brought into and out of play by means of stops.
- These organs were played only with sliding stops, not a keyboard like a modern organ.
- It also has a cathedral housing the biggest organ in the world: 17,388 pipes and 231 stops.
- 5 5.1 (stopping device)(on typewriter)5.2 (Photography)marginador (masculine)Example sentences
- When you go through the finished prints you will be able to see the results of 2 complete stops of exposure difference.
- Remove the film, stop down 4 stops, and give a flash exposure.
- Underexposing by one to two stops intensifies the effect.
- 6stop (consonant) (Linguistics)Example sentences
- Taiwanese has final consonant stops, and Mandarin doesn't.
- Many varieties of Chinese, including both Mandarin and Cantonese, do not distinguish voiced and voiceless stops and affricates.
- For example, the aspirated series of stops and affricates are written by adding a horizontal stroke to the letters for the plain series.
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (halt)(taxi/bus)I stopped a passing car to ask for helpwe were stopped by the policeparé (a) un coche que pasaba para pedir auxiliohe stopped the ball with his footnos paró la policíademonstrators stopped the trafficparó la pelota con el pie1.2 (from escaping) 1.3 (brake) I stopped the car and got outlos manifestantes pararon or detuvieron el tráficoparé or detuve el coche y me bajéExample sentences1.4 (switch off)
- Early Friday morning, the captain announced that the engine had stopped and the ship was taking on water.
- The problem is, what if the engine stops while he is already on the fast lane of a nearby toll road?
- You would be cruising along and, suddenly without warning, the engine just stopped.
- He was stopped, ordered out of the car and a computer check showed the car had been reported stolen.
- She tried to get upstairs but was stopped and also ordered to get down onto the floor.
- But there was no mechanical defect which would have caused the car to have been stopped and parked.
- 2 2.1 (bring to an end, interrupt)(discussion/abuse)stop that noise!poner fin ahis statement stopped speculation¡deja de hacer ruido!the trial was stoppedsus declaraciones pusieron fin a la especulaciónthe company has stopped production of this modelse suspendió el juiciothe aim is to stop the cancer in its early stagesla compañía ha dejado de producir este modelorain stopped playel objetivo es detener el avance del cáncer en su fase inicial2.2 (cease) See examples: stop what you're doing and listen to mela lluvia interrumpió el partidostop it!deja lo que estás haciendo y escúchamestop that nonsense!¡basta ya!to stop¡déjate de tonterías!
-ingdo stop arguing!dejar de+ infinitiveI'm trying to stop smoking¡dejen de discutir!I couldn't stop laughingestoy tratando de dejar de fumarit hasn't stopped raining all dayno podía parar de reírmehe never stops talkingno ha parado de llover en todo el díastop saying that!habla sin pararstop beating about the bush¡no sigas diciendo eso!déjate de rodeosExample sentences
- One child was so traumatised by the experience she could not stop vomiting and had to be hospitalised.
- I'm trying to stay calm but every time I see the adverts on the telly, I can't stop smiling or giggling.
- The others managed not to laugh and my girlfriend poked me to make me stop giggling, but that just made it funnier to me.
- They're going to try to do it and I don't think they are going to be capable of stopping the political process.
- It's a lot harder to stop a ritual process midway than to avoid the process entirely.
- And so far, the injections have only stopped the degenerative process, not reversed it.
- 3 (prevent) See examples: I'm going, and you can't stop mewho's/what's stopping you?me voy y no puedes detenerme or impedírmelothere's no stopping us now¿quién/qué te lo impide?I had to tell him, I couldn't stop myselfnadie nos puede parar ahorato stop somebody (tuve que decírselo, no pude contenerme
from) -ing(especially British English)the bad weather stopped us (from) going outimpedirle a alguien + infinitiveimpedir quealguien + subjunctivetry to stop her (from) comingel mal tiempo nos impidió salirwe had to lock him up to stop him (from) escapingtrata de impedir or de evitar que vengato stop somethinglo tuvimos que encerrar para impedir que se escapara -ingto stop something happeningimpedir quealgo + subjunctivewe're trying to stop the airport being built hereimpedir que ocurra algoestamos tratando de impedir que construyan el aeropuerto aquíExample sentences
- But she is certain that the lack of a bike and the fact the she is not a fan of exercise will not stop her.
- We didn't let that stop us and we continued to court and we were always together.
- I love flying both types and will continue until someone stops me, but the fact remains that a mistake in a sailplane is much more likely to kill you than in a hang glider.
- 4 4.1 (cancel, withhold)(subscription)(payment)to stop (payment of) a check4.2 (deduct) the boss stopped £30 out of my wagesdar orden de no pagar un chequeel jefe me descontó or me retuvo 30 libras del sueldoExample sentences
- The defendant stopped the cheque, which was accordingly dishonoured by the drawee bank.
- Don't try and stop the cheque if you want to pay online or over the phone instead.
- Most banks charge, typically £10, for stopping a cheque.
- 5 5.1 (block)(gap)(tooth)I stopped my ears with my fingers5.2 (Music)me tapé los oídos con los dedos(string)(pipe)ponerle un registro or una sordina a(French horn)hacerle sordina a(con la mano)Example sentences
- Take the coconut shell and fill with yolk, stopping the hole with your finger.
- Engineers have now secured the hole with wooden boards and an emergency plumber managed to stop the water leak and get the heating back on.
- He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on.
- 6 6.1 (bring down) 6.2 (parry) he stopped a bulletrecibió un balazolo balearonExample sentences
- He defended the title another three times, stopping his opponents on each occasion, to put himself in line for the WBA world belt.
- Jones goes on to make six defenses of the IBF super middleweight title, stopping all six of his opponents.
- Ouma did go ahead with the fight, stopping Woods in the 11th round.
intransitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (halt)(vehicle/driver)I stopped to ask a policeman the waydetenersestop, thief!paré para pedirle indicaciones a un policíastop or I'll shoot! stop, police!¡al ladrón!stop right there¡alto, policía!to stop at nothing¡alto ahí!1.2 (interrupt journey)estar dispuesto a hacer cualquier cosa(train/bus)does this train stop at Reading?let's stop here and have a rest¿este tren para en Reading?they stopped in a small village for the nighthagamos un alto or paremos aquí para descansar1.3 (cease operating)hicieron noche or pasaron la noche en un pueblecito(watch/clock/machine)has your watch stopped?pararseher breathing has stopped¿se te ha parado el reloj?his heart has stoppedha dejado de respirarse le ha parado el corazónsu corazón ha dejado de latir
- 2 2.1 (cease, be discontinued) See examples: the rain has stoppedthe pain/bleeding has stoppedha dejado or parado de lloverya no lluevethe noise stoppedya no le ( or me etc) duele/sale sangrethis squandering must stopdejó de oírse el ruidoproduction has stopped at the factoryeste derroche tiene que terminarproduction of this model has stoppedla fábrica ha suspendido la producción2.2 (interrupt activity) I think I'll stop for a whileeste modelo ya no se fabrica másshe never stopscreo que voy a parar un ratoyou've done enough work for today: it's time you stopped I didn't stop to thinkno para un minutono me detuve a pensarExample sentences
- Remember, your muscle growth stops when your protein does.
- If applied to the scalp twice daily, it may produce some hair growth but is expensive and hair growth stops when treatment is stopped.
- The man slumped down and signalled for an inhaler so a medic was called, but the ordeal did not stop there.
- why don't you stop by tonight?
- 1.1 (call in) See examples: Bill stopped in for a chat
- I stopped off at home to change
- (stay in a place)
- 1.1 (not come home) [colloquial]
- 1.1 (break journey)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (block) (usually passive) 1.2 (fill) 2verb + adverb (Photography)
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