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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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You should not have stopped payment on the employee's paycheck in the first place.
The next day however, she stopped payment on the check.
Henry Mayo stopped payment of their workers' compensation benefits, causing DIR to turn over both the security deposit and the workers' compensation liabilities of the hospital to the Security Fund.