"stopping" in the noun sense
1. fillet, stopping
fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
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"
"stopping" in the verb sense
1. stop, halt
come to a halt, stop moving
"the car stopped"
"She stopped in front of a store window"
2. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off
put an end to a state or an activity
"Quit teasing your little brother"
3. stop, halt, block, kibosh
stop from happening or developing
"Block his election"
"Halt the process"
4. stop, stop over
interrupt a trip
"we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"
"they stopped for three days in Florence"
cause to stop
"stop a car"
"stop the thief"
6. break, break off, discontinue, stop
"stop the project"
"break off the negotiations"
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 South East Asia"
"Contain the rebel movement"
"Turn back the tide of communism"
8. intercept, stop
seize on its way
"The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
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"
10. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
render unsuitable for passage
"block the way"
"barricade the streets"
"stop the busy road"
11. hold on, stop
stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
"Hold on a moment!"
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