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stop [1].

[sup.1]stop

Pronunciation: \'stap\

verb

stopped

stop*ping

1 : to cease moving especially temporarily or for a purpose <I stopped to catch my breath.> <The bus stops here.>

2 : to halt the movement or progress of <Stop the car!>

3 : to keep from doing something <I couldn't stop him from leaving.>

4 : to come or bring (something) to an end <The rain stopped.> <Stop that yelling.>

5 : to cease operating or functioning <The engine just stopped.>

6 : to close or block up or become closed or blocked up : plug <I stopped my ears with cotton.> <The drain was stopped up.>

7 : to take time <Stop to think first.>

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Date:Jan 1, 2009
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