stop

v
1. discontinue, quit, cease from, leave off, Inf. drop* abandon; desist from, forbear, Inf. cut out, Sl. can, Sl. cheese, Brit. Sl. nark it; withdraw from, have done with; (all of work) Inf. call it quits, call it a day, shut up shop, Inf. knock off; finish, complete, culminate, consummate.
2. pause, desist, cease, halt, quit, Sl. hold the phone, Archaic. surcease; slow down, hold one's horses, come to a standstill, (of a car) pull up or over, (of a ship) lie to; come to an end, conclude, draw to a close, lapse, break off, wind up, run out, run its course; rest, wait, linger, tarry, idle.
3. terminate, close, end, stay, put an end to; lay to rest, make an end of; silence, quiet, still; quell, squelch, subdue, put down, squash, scotch; lower the boom, crack down on, quash, put the kibosh on; arrest, check, cut short, interrupt, nip in the bud, throttle, Archaic. stanch; defeat, discomfit, rout, smash, crush, destroy, overpower, master.
4. intercept, cut off, choke off, shut off; withhold, refuse, deny; retain, hold back.
5. restrain, repress, suppress, curb, rein in, constrain; hamper, impede, thwart, foil, frustrate, checkmate, deadlock; hinder, delay, retard, detain, prevent, Inf. tie up; deter, stall, postpone.
6. block, bar, obstruct, clog, barricade, blockade, occlude; stifle, muzzle, choke, stem; close, stuff, cram, ram, dam, oppilate; caulk, seal, plug, bung, cork.
7. stop by
a. visit, pay a visit, pay a call, stop in or over, drop in or over.b. remain, lodge, sojourn, put up at, lay over, stop off, Inf. stay or sleep over.
n
8. cessation, arrest, end, stay, standstill, halt, desistance, termination, abruption; intermission, interlude, interval, abeyance, break, Inf. letup; interruption, disruption, discontinuance, discontinuation, discontinuity; delay, hold back.
9. sojourn, stay, visit; stop-off, stopover, layover; rest, respite, vacation, Brit. holiday.
10. station, depot, terminal, terminus, station house; rest area, roadstop, truck stop, Brit. layover.
11. closing up, closure, shutting off, U.S. Pari. Proc. cloture; blocking, filling up, stoppage, oppilation, blockage, occlusion, Pathol. embolism; obstruction, Pathol. infarction.
12. barricade, obstacle, impediment, hindrance, barrier, ban, block, Law. estoppel; ban, prohibition, proscription, disallowance, embargo, injunction, enjoining, curb, crackdown; prevention, debarment, preclusion; repression, suppression, quashing, squelch, Inf. kibosh; trammel, restraint, constraint, bridle, shackle, restriction; dam, snag, catch.
13. plug, stopper, stopple, cork, bung, tampion; Med. obstruent; peg, spill, spile, Dentistry. dowel; tap, spigot, cock, stopcock, faucet, valve; governor; pledget, Surg. tent, packing, wadding, stuffing, Med. tampon; Engraving. dossil.

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  • stop by — stop off, stop over, stop in or (N American) stop by To break one s journey, pay a visit to (usu with at) • • • Main Entry: ↑stop * * * ˌstop ˈby [intransitive/transitive] [ …   Useful english dictionary

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