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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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The Clwyd West Am will spend five days cycling the country, stopping off en route for talks with local residents and council chiefs.
Nestling at the foot of the Cantabrian Cordillera, Leon in northern Spain was an important stopping off point on the historic pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
Entering Brad Kahlhamer's exhibition "Friendly Frontier" was a bit like stopping off at a roadside attraction on Route 66.
Late August is an ideal time to spot shore birds, with 248 different species stopping off to prepare for their long migrations.
THE Puppini Sisters have devised a Christmasthemed show that they will be touring next month, stopping off at the Glee Clubs in Birmingham on December 9 and Nottingham on December 10.
IT'S terrific news that the Queen will be stopping off on Teesside as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebratory tour.
1 Wander along the bustling Las Ramblas in Barcelona, taking in the street theatre artists and stalls selling tourist trinkets, before stopping off to lunch on Spanish speciality tapas.
He was unsure how the English would accept him, so he travelled slowly, stopping off at places such as Newcastle, Durham and York in a winning of hearts and minds exercise.