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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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Hillary Care," as it came to be known, was stopped dead in its tracks by the reasoned opposition of Senator Phil Gramm of Texas, who called into question the basic economics on which the plan was based.
Is it any wonder that since the spring of 1999, when zero interest rates debuted and taxpayer funds began pouring into the banks, progress in reducing bad debt has stopped dead in its tracks?
Airport authorities reported the man as driving through a gate that is normally closed and past a hangar onto the runway then stopped dead when he saw the aircraft approaching him.
His face adorns billboards and T-shirts, and Cuban cities have stopped dead as thousands of protesters lined the streets to support his father's case.
But he was stopped dead in his tracks when he was sent to jail for 40 days.
By the time I reached puberty, I began to wear towering platform shoes and even to swish down the street twirling a cane, a prop that grabbed the attention of bewildered rubberneckers who stopped dead in their tracks--stunned, no doubt, by my unerring fashion sense.
A similar dramatic event on the Boise occurred several years ago at Tiger Creek, where a crowning wildfire stopped dead in its tracks upon reaching an earlier prescribed burn (see "The Boise Quickstep," American Forests, January/February 1993).
nowhere has the wind stopped dead in its tracks, like a mother in the aftermath of massacre refusing the offered cup, the whole world distilled into a thimbleful of blood.
He maneuvered the Pisces down a narrow canal and stopped dead as a pair of cranes began feeding in the shallow water, maybe 300 feet away.
Peine says the fine in Springfield often stopped dead for lack of shipments from Mexico.
I stopped dead because I realized that I = 1 would do the job.
It is now up to the FCC to take the next step to ensure that competition is not stopped dead in its tracks.