stop

(redirected from stop down)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
The system then will work properly under daylight conditions because the significantly brighter daylight causes the iris of the lens to stop down far enough to provide a depth of field sufficient to cover the difference in focal point caused by the change in light source.
Craig Gunn stepped up but he was denied by Waters who made a great stop down low to his right.
Sub Noble then forced Chapman into a good stop down low as the home side began to press.
Carson partly put his super stop down to his pal and said: "I came in at halftime and Phil just said to keep my concentration.
Using eyepieces with small exit pupils is a good strategy to stop down the aperture and counteract the effects of your eye aberrations.
The Polish keeper produced a stop down to his left to deny Norwich skipper Grant Holt, who had been sent tumbling in the box with time running out.
Potential customers are invited to stop down to the Wal-Mart in Cortez, Colorado to see per-owned cars and take them for a test drive.
They've been hanging out non stop down in the Cotswolds at Kate's house," says my spy in the country.