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stop

noun: the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

noun: the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"

noun: a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"

noun: 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"

noun: a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"

noun: a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"

noun: 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: (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; "the organist pulled out all the stops"

noun: a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"

noun: a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

noun: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

verb: come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"

verb: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"

verb: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

verb: interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"

verb: cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"

verb: prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"

verb: 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: seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"

verb: 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: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"

verb: stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"


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stop

Length: 4 letters

Scrabble value: 6

Words with Friends value: 7

Literati value: 5

TWL (USA): Found

SOWPODS (UK): Found


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