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stopping

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Noun stopping has 2 senses
  1. fillet, stopping - fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
    --1 is a kind of fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
  2. stopping - the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch; "the violinist's stopping was excellent"
    --2 is a kind of
    playing
    --2 has particulars: double stopping
Verb stop has 11 senses
  1. stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
    Antonyms: start, go, get going
    Derived form: noun stop1
    Sample sentences:
    These cars won't stop
    They stop the animals
  2. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off - put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
    Derived forms: noun stop3, noun stop2, noun stop1, noun stoppage3
    Sample sentence:
    They stop moving
  3. stop, halt, block, kibosh - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
    --3 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Derived form: noun stop2
    Sample sentence:
    They stop him from writing the letter
  4. stop, stop over - interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
    --4 is one way to interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
    Derived forms: noun stop5, noun stop3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
    Antonyms:
    start, start up
    Derived forms: noun stop1, noun stoppage3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  6. break, break off, discontinue, stop - prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negociations"
    --6 is one way to end, terminate
    Derived form: noun stop2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back - hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
    --7 is one way to defend
    Derived form: noun stop10
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  8. intercept, stop - seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
    --8 is one way to catch, grab, take hold of
    Derived form: noun stop10
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  9. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  10. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
    --10 is one way to obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
    Derived forms: noun stop10, noun stopper1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  11. hold on, stop - stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
    --11 is one way to interrupt, break
    Derived forms: noun stop4, noun stoppage1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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