stop the progress of

See: estop
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I pity him because I know that he is trying to stop the progress of the world, and because I know that in time the development and the ceaseless advance of humanity will make him ashamed of his weak and narrow position.
Did an elderly gentleman essay to stop the progress of the ball, it rolled between his legs or slipped between his fingers.
Orkambi has been shown to stop the progress of the condition.
A 45-minute rain interruption did little to stop the progress of Rafael Nadal on Thursday at the Toronto Masters as he defeated Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) to reach the quarter-finals.
'We are not a party to stop the progress of the state for personal gains.
The Saudi forces engaged in a military tactic to stop the progress of the elements through an ambush made up of infantry and support teams from Apache helicopters.
A fire line, he said is a gap in vegetation that acts as a barrier to slow or stop the progress of a bush fire or wildfire.
If we are able to win over the state and stop the progress of fake development plank projected by Modi, it will send an important message to the country as a whole," said the TMC member.
Islam is against all kinds of terrorism and detrimental factors which may stop the progress of humanity.
He demanded, in a press statement, the international coalition to intensify its strikes to stop the progress of the terrorist organization in a number of cities of the province."
RAMALLAH, January 31, 2013 (WAFA) -- The United Nations human rights investigators Thursday called on Israel to stop the progress of settlement expansion and withdraw all Jewish settlers from the West Bank, said media sources.
The prevention study, DiAPREV-IT, which was initiated in 2009, seeks to establish whether preventive vaccination with Diamyd can defer or stop the progress of the disease so that the children do not develop clinical symptoms of Type 1 diabetes.