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stop

verb abandon, abolish, arrest, bar, barricade, block, block up, blockade, brake, break off, bring to a close, bring to a standstill, bring to naught, cease, check, choke, clog, close, come to a standstill, conclude, counteract, countermand, crush, cut short, dam up, delay, desist, detain, deter, die away, disallow, discontinue, drop, end, expire, finish, foil, forbear, forbid, forestall, freeze, halt, hamper, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, inhibere, interrupt, lapse, lay an embargo on, leave off, obstruct, occlude, pause, plug, preclude, prevent, prohibere, put an end to, quell, quit, refrain, render impassable, repress, rest, restrain, silence, sojourn, stall, stanch, stay, stem, stifle, stopper, stopple, stymie, suppress, suspend, tarry, terminate, thwart, ward off, wipe out, withdraw from
Associated concepts: stop and frisk
See also: abandon, abate, adjourn, balk, ban, bar, barrier, block, blockade, cease, cessation, check, clog, close, cloture, complete, conclude, condemn, constrict, contain, debar, defeat, delay, desist, destination, desuetude, detain, deter, deterrence, discontinuance, discontinue, disqualify, disrupt, dissolve, dwell, embargo, encumbrance, end, enjoin, estop, expiration, expire, finality, finish, forbear, forbid, forestall, forgo, halt, hesitate, hiatus, hinder, hold up, impasse, impede, impediment, inhibit, interdict, interfere, interrupt, interruption, keep, kill, lapse, leave, lock, lodge, lull, moratorium, obstacle, obstruct, obstruction, occlude, oppose, palliate, parry, preclude, prevent, prohibit, prohibition, quash, quit, recess, refrain, relax, remission, remit, reprieve, reside, resist, respite, rest, restrain, restraint, restrict, shut, stall, stay, stem, stifle, strangle, suppress, suspend, terminate, termination, thwart, withstand
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Earlier, we all stopped off at hot springs in Lares, where we took a dip and had a cuppa.
Heading south from Matsuyama, I stopped off in sleepy country towns like Uchiko, once a major wax-producing center and the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe, and Uwa, home to a superbly preserved Meiji era school.
The down-to-earth singer stopped off at the stalls before dashing off to do an acoustic gig organised by BRMB.
The luxury cruiser's passengers stopped off at the Port of Swansea to play golf at nearby Royal Porthcawl.
While riding the IRT from my Harlem neighborhood to our offices on 34th Street, I stopped off at the Hayden Planetarium Sphere at the American Museum of Natural History.
We stopped off in town for a typical Jamaican lunch of jerk chicken, peas and rice and salt cod and ackee (a tropical fruit).
HUNDREDS of people flocked to see the Rugby World Cup trophy as it stopped off on Merseyside as part of a national tour.
But so gleaming were his pearly whites, and so bronzed his complexion, that fellow pundits suspect Warne stopped off at a Hollywood airbrush clinic to look radiant for the cameras at Lord's.
When James VI of Scotland travelled south to London to claim the English throne he stopped off for a night in a house adjacent to Durham Cathedral.
Villagers visited the station when it stopped off in Bishop's Tachbrook, Budbrooke, Leek Wootton and Lapworth.
Let's hope the socialite, turned TV presenter, turned pop wannabe stopped off for a few singing lessons while she was there.
Football fans were able to live the dream and lift the trophy when the it stopped off at the Children's Hospital after a stint at the Birmingham Mail's offices.