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stall

 
Noun stall has 6 senses
  1. stall - a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
    --1 is a kind of
    compartment
    --1 is a part of stable, stalls, horse barn
    Derived form: verb stall4
  2. booth, cubicle, stall, kiosk - small area set off by walls for special use
    --2 is a kind of closet
    --2 has particulars:
     confessional; polling booth; prompt box, prompter's box; shower stall, shower bath; telephone booth, phone booth, call box, telephone box, telephone kiosk; tollbooth, tolbooth, tollhouse; voting booth
  3. stall, stand, sales booth - a booth where articles are displayed for sale
    --3 is a kind of booth
    --3 has particulars: coffee stall; newsstand
  4. stall - a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"
    --4 is a kind of
    malfunction
    Derived forms: verb stall5, verb stall6, verb stall2
  5. carrel, carrell, cubicle, stall - small individual study area in a library
    --5 is a kind of alcove, bay
    --5 is a part of library, depository library
  6. stall, stalling - a tactic used to mislead or delay
    --6 is a kind of obstruction
    --6 has particulars: stonewalling
    Derived forms: verb stall3, verb stall1
Verb stall has 7 senses
  1. procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally - postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
    --1 is one way to delay
    Derived form: noun stall6
    Sample sentence:
    They stall a long time
  2. stall, conk - come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"
    --2 is one way to stop, halt
    Derived form: noun stall4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. stall - deliberately delay an event or action; "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
    --3 is one way to
    delay, detain, hold up
    Derived forms: noun stall6, noun stalling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. stall - put into, or keep in, a stall; "Stall the horse"
    --4 is one way to
    shelter
    Derived form: noun stall1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. stall - experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
    --5 is one way to
    stop, halt
    Derived form: noun stall4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  6. stall - cause an airplane to go into a stall
    --6 is one way to
    stop
    Derived form: noun stall4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. stall - cause an engine to stop; "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
    --7 is one way to
    stop
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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