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stopper

 
Noun stopper has 4 senses
  1. plug, stopper, stopple - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    --1 is a kind of blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage
    --1 has particulars:
     bung, spile; cork; drainplug; fipple; tampion; tampon; tap, spigot
    Derived forms: verb stop10, verb stopper1
  2. show-stopper, showstopper, stopper - an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    --2 is a kind of act, routine, number, turn, bit
  3. conversation stopper, stopper - a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
    --3 is a kind of remark, comment
  4. stopper - (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit; "if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump"
    --4 is a kind of
    playing card
Verb stopper has 1 sense
  1. stopper, stopple - close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"
    --1 is one way to plug, stop up, secure
    Derived form: noun stopper1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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