Textual thesaurus for "stop"

(noun) stopover, layover

a brief stay in the course of a journey

they made a stopover to visit their friends

(noun) stoppage

the act of stopping something

the third baseman made some remarkable stops; his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

(noun) block, blockage, closure, stoppage, occlusion

an obstruction in a pipe or tube

we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

(noun) catch

a restraint that checks the motion of something

he used a book as a stop to hold the door open

(noun) diaphragm

a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens

the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically

(noun) period, full point, full stop, point

a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

in England they call a period a stop

(noun) occlusive, stop consonant, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound

a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it

his stop consonants are too aspirated

(noun) halt

the event of something ending

it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

(noun) arrest, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay

the state of inactivity following an interruption

the negotiations were in arrest; held them in check; during the halt he got some lunch; the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow; he spent the entire stop in his seat

(verb) break, break off, discontinue

prevent completion

stop the project; break off the negotiations

(verb) hold on

stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

Hold on a moment!

(verb) contain, hold back, arrest, check, turn 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 South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

(verb) intercept

seize on its way

The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace

(verb) bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade

render unsuitable for passage

block the way; barricade the streets; stop the busy road

(verb) halt

come to a halt, stop moving

the car stopped; She stopped in front of a store window

(verb) stop over

interrupt a trip

we stopped at Aunt Mary's house; they stopped for three days in Florence

(verb) block, halt, kibosh

stop from happening or developing

Block his election; Halt the process

(verb) cease, terminate, finish, end

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

(verb) cease, quit, give up, discontinue, lay off

put an end to a state or an activity

Quit teasing your little brother