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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STOP, v.t. [G., to stop, to check, to pose, to fill, to cram, to stuff, to quilt, to darn, to mend. See Stifle. L., tow; to stuff, to crowd; to be stupefied, whence stupid, stupor, [that is, to stop, or a stop.] The primary sense is either to cease to move, or to stuff, to press, to thrust in, to cram; probably the latter.]
1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop a vent; to stop the ears; to stop wells of water. 2 Kings 3.
2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road or passage.
3. To hinder; to impede; to arrest progress; as, to stop a passenger in the road; to stop the course of a stream.
4. To restrain; to hinder; to suspend; as to stop the execution of a decree.
5. To repress; to suppress; to restrain; as, to stop the progress of vice.
6. To hinder; to check; as, to stop the approaches of old age or infirmity.
7. To hinder from action or practice.
Whose disposition, all the world well knows, will not be rubbd nor stoppd.
8. To put an end to any motion or action; to intercept; as, to stop the breath; to stop proceedings.
9. To regulate the sounds of musical strings; as, to stop a string.
10. In seamanship, to make fast.
11. To point; as a written composition. [Not in use.]
STOP, v.i.
1. To cease to go forward.
Some strange commotion is in his brain; he bites his lip, and starts; stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground---
2. To cease from any motion or course of action. When you are accustomed to a course of vice, it is very difficult to stop.
The best time to stop is at the beginning.
STOP, n.
1. Cessation of progressive motion; as, to make a stop.
2. Hindrance of progress; obstruction; act of stopping.
Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy--
3. Repression; hindrance of operation or action.
It is a great step towards the mastery of our desires, to give this stop to them.
4. Interruption.
These stops of thine fright me the more.
5. Prohibition of sale; as the stop of wine and salt.
6. That which obstructs; obstacle; impediment.
A fatal stop travesd their headlong course.
So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent.
7. The instrument by which the sounds of wind music are regulated; as the stops of a flute or an organ.
8. Regulation of musical chords by the fingers.
In the stops of lutes, the higher they go, the less distance is between the frets.
9. The act of applying the stops in music.
Th organ-sound a time survives the stop.
10. A point or mark in writing, intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence or clauses, and to show the proper pauses in reading. The stops generally used, are the comma, semi-colon, colon and period. To these may be added the marks of interrogation and exclamation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill" [syn: stop, halt]
2: the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood" [syn: stop, stoppage]
3: a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends" [syn: stop, stopover, layover]
4: the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat" [syn: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage]
5: a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
6: a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated" [syn: stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive] [ant: continuant, continuant consonant]
7: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop" [syn: period, point, full stop, stop, full point]
8: (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; "the organist pulled out all the stops"
9: a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically" [syn: diaphragm, stop]
10: a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open" [syn: catch, stop]
11: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe" [syn: blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage] v
1: come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window" [syn: stop, halt] [ant: get going, go, start]
2: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother" [syn: discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off] [ant: bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold]
3: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process" [syn: stop, halt, block, kibosh]
4: interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence" [syn: stop, stop over]
5: cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief" [ant: start, start up]
6: prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations" [syn: break, break off, discontinue, stop]
7: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism" [syn: check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back]
8: seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace" [syn: intercept, stop]
9: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo" [syn: end, stop, finish, terminate, cease] [ant: begin, start]
10: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road" [syn: barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar]
11: stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!" [syn: hold on, stop]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (stopped; stopping) Etymology: Middle English stoppen, from Old English -stoppian, from Vulgar Latin *stuppare to stop with tow, from Latin stuppa tow, from Greek stypp? Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to close by filling or obstructing b. to hinder or prevent the passage of c. to get in the way of ; be wounded or killed by <easy to stop a bullet along a lonely…road — Harvey Fergusson> 2. a. to close up or block off (an opening) ; plug b. to make impassable ; choke, obstruct c. to cover over or fill in (a hole or crevice) 3. a. to cause to give up or change a course of action b. to keep from carrying out a proposed action ; restrain, prevent <stopped them from leaving> 4. a. to cause to cease ; check, suppress b. discontinue 5. a. to deduct or withhold (a sum due) b. to instruct one's bank to refuse (payment) or refuse payment of (as a check) 6. a. to arrest the progress or motion of ; cause to halt <stopped the car> b. parry c. to check by means of a weapon ; bring down, kill d. to beat in a boxing match by a knockout; broadly defeat e. baffle, nonplus 7. to change the pitch of (as a violin string) by pressing with the finger or (as a wind instrument) by closing one or more finger holes or by thrusting the hand or a mute into the bell 8. to hold an honor card and enough protecting cards to be able to block (a bridge suit) before an opponent can run many tricks intransitive verb 1. a. to cease activity or operation <his heart stopped> <the rain stopped> b. to come to an end especially suddenly ; close, finish 2. a. to cease to move on ; halt b. pause, hesitate 3. a. to break one's journey ; stay b. chiefly British remain c. to make a brief call ; drop in 4. to become choked ; clog <the sink often stops up> • stoppable adjective Synonyms: stop, cease, quit, discontinue, desist mean to suspend or cause to suspend activity. stop applies to action or progress or to what is operating or progressing and may imply suddenness or definiteness <stopped at the red light>. cease applies to states, conditions, or existence and may add a suggestion of gradualness and a degree of finality <by nightfall the fighting had ceased>. quit may stress either finality or abruptness in stopping or ceasing <the engine faltered, sputtered, then quit altogether>. discontinue applies to the stopping of an accustomed activity or practice <we have discontinued the manufacture of that item>. desist implies forbearance or restraint as a motive for stopping or ceasing <desisted from further efforts to persuade them>. II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. cessation, end b. a pause or breaking off in speech 2. a. (1) a graduated set of organ pipes of similar design and tone quality (2) a corresponding set of vibrators or reeds of a reed organ (3) stop knob — often used figuratively in phrases like pull out all the stops to suggest holding nothing back b. a means of regulating the pitch of a musical instrument 3. a. something that impedes, obstructs, or brings to a halt ; impediment, obstacle b. the aperture of a camera lens; also a marking of a series (as of f-numbers) on a camera for indicating settings of the diaphragm c. a drain plug ; stopper 4. a device for arresting or limiting motion 5. the act of stopping ; the state of being stopped ; check 6. a. a halt in a journey ; stay <made a brief stop to refuel> b. a stopping place <a bus stop> 7. a. chiefly British any of several punctuation marks b. — used in telegrams and cables to indicate a period c. a pause or break in a verse that marks the end of a grammatical unit 8. a. an order stopping payment (as of a check or note) by a bank b. stop order 9. a consonant characterized by complete closure of the breath passage in the course of articulation — compare continuant 10. a depression in the face of an animal at the junction of forehead and muzzle 11. a function of an electronic device that stops a recording III. adjective Date: 1594 serving to stop ; designed to stop <stop line> <stop signal>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. (stopped, stopping) 1 tr. a put an end to (motion etc.); completely check the progress or motion or operation of. b effectively hinder or prevent (stopped them playing so loudly). c discontinue (an action or sequence of actions) (stopped playing; stopped my visits). 2 intr. come to an end; cease (supplies suddenly stopped). 3 intr. cease from motion or speaking or action; make a halt or pause (the car stopped at the lights; he stopped in the middle of a sentence; my watch has stopped). 4 tr. cause to cease action; defeat. 5 tr. sl. receive (a blow etc.). 6 intr. remain; stay for a short time. 7 tr. (often foll. by up) block or close up (a hole or leak etc.). 8 tr. not permit or supply as usual; discontinue or withhold (shall stop their wages). 9 tr. (in full stop payment of or on) instruct a bank to withhold payment on (a cheque). 10 tr. Brit. put a filling in (a tooth). 11 tr. obtain the required pitch from (the string of a violin etc.) by pressing at the appropriate point with the finger. 12 tr. plug the upper end of (an organ-pipe), giving a note an octave lower. 13 tr. Bridge be able to prevent opponents from taking all the tricks in (a suit). 14 tr. make (a sound) inaudible. 15 tr. Boxing a parry (a blow). b knock out (an opponent). 16 tr. Hort. pinch back (a plant). 17 tr. make (a clock, factory, etc.) cease working. 18 tr. Brit. provide with punctuation. 19 tr. Naut. make fast; stopper (a cable etc.). --n. 1 the act or an instance of stopping; the state of being stopped (put a stop to; the vehicle was brought to a stop). 2 a place designated for a bus or train etc. to stop. 3 a punctuation mark, esp. = full stop (see FULL(1)). 4 a device for stopping motion at a particular point. 5 a change of pitch effected by stopping a string. 6 a (in an organ) a row of pipes of one character. b a knob etc. operating these. 7 a manner of speech adopted to produce a particular effect. 8 Optics & Photog. = DIAPHRAGM 3. 9 a the effective diameter of a lens. b a device for reducing this. c a unit of change of relative aperture or exposure (with a reduction of one stop equivalent to halving it). 10 (of sound) = PLOSIVE. 11 (in telegrams etc.) a full stop (see FULL(1)). 12 Bridge a card or cards stopping a suit. 13 Naut. a small line used as a lashing. Phrases and idioms: put a stop to cause to end, esp. abruptly. stop at nothing be ruthless. stop by (also absol.) call at (a place). stop dead (or short) cease abruptly. stop down Photog. reduce the aperture of (a lens) with a diaphragm. stop-drill a drill with a shoulder limiting the depth of penetration. stop one's ears 1 put one's fingers in one's ears to avoid hearing. 2 refuse to listen. stop a gap serve to meet a temporary need. stop-go 1 alternate stopping and restarting of progress. 2 Brit. the alternate restriction and stimulation of economic demand. stop-knob a knob controlling an organ stop. stop lamp a light on the rear of a vehicle showing when the brakes are applied. stop light 1 a red traffic-light. 2 = stop lamp. stop a person's mouth induce a person by bribery or other means to keep silence about something. stop off (or over) break one's journey. stop out 1 stay out. 2 cover (part of an area) to prevent printing, etching, etc. stop payment declare oneself insolvent. stop press Brit. 1 (often attrib.) late news inserted in a newspaper after printing has begun. 2 a column in a newspaper reserved for this. stop valve a valve closing a pipe against the passage of liquid. stop-volley (esp. in lawn tennis) a checked volley close to the net, dropping the ball dead on the other side. with all the stops out exerting extreme effort. Derivatives: stopless adj. stoppable adj. Etymology: ME f. OE -stoppian f. LL stuppare STUFF: see ESTOP

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stop Stop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stopped; p. pr. & vb. n. Stopping.] [OE. stoppen, AS. stoppian (in comp.); akin to LG. & D. stoppen, G. stopfen, Icel. stoppa, Sw. stoppa, Dan. stoppe; all probably fr. LL. stopare, stupare, fr. L. stuppa the coarse part of flax, tow, oakum. Cf. Estop, Stuff, Stupe a fomentation.] 1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound. --Shak. 2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage. 3. To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood. 4. To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity. Whose disposition all the world well knows Will not be rubbed nor stopped. --Shak. 5. (Mus.) To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part. 6. To point, as a composition; to punctuate. [R.] If his sentences were properly stopped. --Landor. 7. (Naut.) To make fast; to stopper. Syn: To obstruct; hinder; impede; repress; suppress; restrain; discontinue; delay; interrupt. To stop off (Founding), to fill (a part of a mold) with sand, where a part of the cavity left by the pattern is not wanted for the casting. To stop the mouth. See under Mouth.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stop Stop, v. i. 1. To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop. He bites his lip, and starts; Stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground; Then lays his finger on his temple: strait Springs out into fast gait; then stops again. --Shak. 2. To cease from any motion, or course of action. Stop, while ye may, suspend your mad career! --Cowper. 3. To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend. [Colloq.] By stopping at home till the money was gone. --R. D. Blackmore. To stop over, to stop at a station beyond the time of the departure of the train on which one came, with the purpose of continuing one's journey on a subsequent train; to break one's journey. [Railroad Cant, U.S.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stop Stop, n. 1. The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction. It is doubtful . . . whether it contributed anything to the stop of the infection. --De Foe. Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy. --Sir I. Newton. It is a great step toward the mastery of our desires to give this stop to them. --Locke. 2. That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; as obstacle; an impediment; an obstruction. A fatal stop traversed their headlong course. --Daniel. So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent. --Rogers. 3. (Mach.) A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought. 4. (Mus.) (a) The closing of an aperture in the air passage, or pressure of the finger upon the string, of an instrument of music, so as to modify the tone; hence, any contrivance by which the sounds of a musical instrument are regulated. The organ sound a time survives the stop. --Daniel. (b) In the organ, one of the knobs or handles at each side of the organist, by which he can draw on or shut off any register or row of pipes; the register itself; as, the vox humana stop. 5. (Arch.) A member, plain or molded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts. This takes the place, or answers the purpose, of a rebate. Also, a pin or block to prevent a drawer from sliding too far. 6. A point or mark in writing or printing intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence, or clauses; a mark of punctuation. See Punctuation. 7. (Opt.) The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses. 8. (Zo["o]l.) The depression in the face of a dog between the skull and the nasal bones. It is conspicuous in the bulldog, pug, and some other breeds. 9. (Phonetics) Some part of the articulating organs, as the lips, or the tongue and palate, closed (a) so as to cut off the passage of breath or voice through the mouth and the nose (distinguished as a lip-stop, or a front-stop, etc., as in p, t, d, etc.), or (b) so as to obstruct, but not entirely cut off, the passage, as in l, n, etc.; also, any of the consonants so formed. --H. Sweet. Stop bead (Arch.), the molding screwed to the inner side of a window frame, on the face of the pulley stile, completing the groove in which the inner sash is to slide. Stop motion (Mach.), an automatic device for arresting the motion of a machine, as when a certain operation is completed, or when an imperfection occurs in its performance or product, or in the material which is supplied to it, etc. Stop plank, one of a set of planks employed to form a sort of dam in some hydraulic works. Stop valve, a valve that can be closed or opened at will, as by hand, for preventing or regulating flow, as of a liquid in a pipe; -- in distinction from a valve which is operated by the action of the fluid it restrains. Stop watch, a watch the hands of which can be stopped in order to tell exactly the time that has passed, as in timing a race. See Independent seconds watch, under Independent, a. Syn: Cessation; check; obstruction; obstacle; hindrance; impediment; interruption.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(stops, stopping, stopped) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. If you have been doing something and then you stop doing it, you no longer do it. He can't stop thinking about it... I've been told to lose weight and stop smoking... I stopped working last year to have a baby... Does either of the parties want to stop the fighting?... She stopped in mid-sentence. VERB: V -ing, V -ing, V -ing, V n, V 2. If you stop something happening, you prevent it from happening or prevent it from continuing. He proposed a new diplomatic initiative to try to stop the war... If the fire isn't stopped, it could spread to 25,000 acres... I think she really would have liked to stop us seeing each other... Motherhood won't stop me from pursuing my acting career... VERB: V n, V n, V n -ing, V n from -ing 3. If an activity or process stops, it is no longer happening. The rain had stopped and a star or two was visible over the mountains... The system overheated and filming had to stop... VERB: V, V 4. If something such as machine stops or is stopped, it is no longer moving or working. The clock had stopped at 2.12 a.m... Arnold stopped the engine and got out of the car... VERB: V, V n 5. When a moving person or vehicle stops or is stopped, they no longer move and they remain in the same place. The car failed to stop at an army checkpoint... He stopped and let her catch up with him... The event literally stopped the traffic... = halt VERB: V, V, V n 6. If something that is moving comes to a stop or is brought to a stop, it slows down and no longer moves. People often wrongly open doors before the train has come to a stop... He slowed the car almost to a stop. = halt N-SING: to a N 7. If someone does not stop to think or to explain, they continue with what they are doing without taking any time to think about or explain it. She doesn't stop to think about what she's saying... There is something rather strange about all this if one stops to consider it... People who lead busy lives have no time to stop and reflect. = pause VERB: V to-inf, V to-inf, V 8. If you say that a quality or state stops somewhere, you mean that it exists or is true up to that point, but no further. The cafe owner has put up the required 'no smoking' signs, but thinks his responsibility stops there... = end VERB: V adv 9. A stop is a place where buses or trains regularly stop so that people can get on and off. They waited at a bus stop. N-COUNT: oft supp N 10. If you stop somewhere on a journey, you stay there for a short while. He insisted we stop at a small restaurant just outside of Atlanta... VERB: V prep/adv 11. A stop is a time or place at which you stop during a journey. The last stop in Mr Cook's lengthy tour was Paris... N-COUNT: usu with supp 12. In music, organ stops are the knobs at the side of the organ, which you pull or push in order to control the type of sound that comes out of the pipes. N-COUNT: usu pl 13. If you say that someone will stop at nothing to get something, you are emphasizing that they are willing to do things that are extreme, wrong, or dangerous in order to get it. Their motive is money, and they will stop at nothing to get it. PHRASE: V inflects [emphasis] 14. If you pull out all the stops, you do everything you can to make something happen or succeed. New Zealand police vowed yesterday to pull out all the stops to find the killer. PHRASE: V inflects 15. If you put a stop to something that you do not like or approve of, you prevent it from happening or continuing. His daughter should have stood up and put a stop to all these rumours. PHRASE: V inflects 16. If you say that someone does not know when to stop, you mean that they do not control their own behaviour very well and so they often annoy or upset other people. Like many politicians before him, Mr Bentley did not know when to stop... PHRASE: know inflects 17. to stop dead: see dead to stop short of: see short to stop someone in their tracks: see track

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Close, close up. 2. Obstruct, close up, render impassable, block, close, blockade. 3. Hinder, impede, shut in, bring to a standstill, stay, check. 4. Hinder, repress, restrain, suppress, obstruct, stay, intercept, preclude, thwart, impede, interrupt, lay an embargo on, prevent, delay. 5. Leave, cease from, desist from, refrain from, leave off, make an end of, discontinue, have done with, give over. 6. Suspend, arrest, intermit, discontinue, quiet, put an end to, end, terminate. II. v. n. 1. Be at a stand-still, come to a stand, come to a stand-still, come to a dead lock, cease progress, halt, stand still. 2. Cease, desist, forbear, leave off, break off. 3. (Colloq., U. S.) Tarry, stay, lodge, take lodgings, have lodgings. III. n. 1. Pause, rest, intermission. 2. Interruption, repression, cessation, obstruction, hindrance, check. 3. Impediment, obstacle, obstruction. 4. Point, mark of punctuation.

Moby Thesaurus

English horn, abandon, abjure, abort, afterthought, allophone, alveolar, anchorage, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, arrest, arrestation, articulation, aspiration, assimilation, awe, baffle, ban, bar, barricade, barrier, bassoon, bearing rein, beat off, belay, bell, bilabial, bind, bit, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, block flute, block up, blockade, blockage, blocking, bombard, bottleneck, boundary, bourdon, bourn, box, brake, break, break of, break off, break the habit, bring to, bring up, bring up short, bung, bureaucratic delay, cacuminal, caesura, call on, call upon, calm, calm down, cancel, caulk, cease, cease fire, cecum, cello, cerebral, cessation, chain, check, check valve, checkmate, checkrein, chink, chock, choke, choke off, choke up, choking, choking off, claribel, clarinet, clarion, clog, clog up, close, close off, close up, closing, closing up, cock, colon, come off, come up short, comma, concert flute, conclude, conclusion, confine, congest, congestion, consonant, constipate, constipation, continuant, cork, corner, cornet, cornopean, costiveness, counter, countercheck, cover, cromorna, cul-de-sac, curb, curb bit, cure, cushion, cut it out, cut off, cut out, cut short, cutoff, cymbel, dam, dam up, damp, dampen, damper, daunt, dead end, dead set, dead stand, dead stop, dead-end street, deaden, deadlock, deafen, debarment, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, dental, depot, desist, desist from, desistance, destination, detain, detention, deter, determent, determine, deterrence, diacritical mark, diapason, die down, diphthong, disaccustom, discontinuance, discontinue, discourage, discouragement, dishearten, dissimilation, disuse, doorstop, double take, drag, drag sail, dragging, draw rein, draw up, drift anchor, drift sail, drive back, drogue, drop, drop in, drop it, dulciana, dull, dwindle, dying down, ebb, ebbing, embolism, embolus, end, end stop, endgame, ending, epenthetic vowel, estoppel, explosive, extremity, faucet, faze, fence, fend, fend off, fetch up, fetter, fill, fill up, final whistle, finish, finish up, flute stop, forbiddance, foreclosure, forestalling, forswear, foul, foundation stop, fourniture, freeze, full stop, gamba, gedeckt, gemshorn, give over, give up, glide, glottal, glottalization, goal, gorge, grinding halt, gun, guttural, halt, hang fire, hang-up, harbor, harmonic flute, have done with, haven, hinder, hindrance, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold off, hold up, holdback, holdup, hole, hybrid stop, impasse, impede, impediment, infarct, infarction, interim, interrupt, jam, jam up, juncture, keep at bay, keep back, keep off, kick, knock it off, koppel flute, labial, labialization, labiodental, labiovelar, lag, lagging, larigot, laryngeal, last stop, lateral, lay off, lay over, layover, leave off, let go, lid, lingual, liquid, lock, lockout, lodge, logjam, look in, lull, make late, manner of articulation, martingale, melodia, mixture, modification, molder, monophthong, moratorium, morphophoneme, muffle, mutation stop, mute, nasal, nazard, nol-pros, not pursue with, oboe, obstacle, obstipate, obstipation, obstruct, obstruction, obviation, occlusive, octave, organ stop, overawe, pacify, pack, pack in, palatal, paperasserie, parasitic vowel, parry, pause, pay a visit, peak, peg, pelham, period, perorate, peter out, pharyngeal, pharyngealization, phone, phoneme, piccolo, pin, plein jeu, plosive, plug, plug up, point, port, posaune, preclusion, prevent, prevention, principal, prohibition, prothetic vowel, pull up, punctuation, punctuation marks, push back, put back, put behind one, put paid to, put up, quiesce, quiet, quieten, quint, quintaten, quit, rank, ranket, rebuff, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, reed stop, reference, reference mark, refrain, refrain from, register, relinquish, remora, renounce, repel, reprieve, repulse, resign, resolve, respite, rest, restrain, retard, retardance, retardation, retroflex, roadblock, rohr flute, run in, scotch, scrap, scratch, scrub, sea anchor, sea cock, sealing off, see, segmental phoneme, semicolon, semivowel, sesquialtera, shackle, shake, shawm, sit-down strike, slacken, slow, slow down, slow-up, slowdown, slowness, snaffle, soft-pedal, soften, sojourn, sojournment, sonant, sonority, soothe, speech sound, spigot, spike, spile, spill, spitz flute, spoke, stage, stalemate, stall, stanch, stand, standoff, standstill, station, staunch, stave off, stay, stay of execution, stay over, stayover, stem, stem the tide, stench, stick, stillstand, stop by, stop cold, stop dead, stop off, stop over, stop short, stop up, stop-off, stopgap, stopover, stoppage, stopped diapason, stopped flute, stopper, stopping, stopping place, stopple, strangulation, strike, string diapason, string stop, stuff, stuff up, stymie, subdue, subside, subsidence, suppress, surd, suspension, swear off, syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, take a break, take the pledge, tap, tarry, terminal, terminal point, terminate, termination, terminus, throw off, thwart, tie-up, tierce, time lag, tittle, tone down, trammel, tranquilize, transition sound, tremolo, triphthong, trombone, trumpet, turn aside, twelfth, unda maris, valve, velar, vibrato, viola, visit, vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced sound, voiceless sound, voicing, voix celeste, vowel, vox angelica, vox humana, wait, waive, walkout, wall, wane, waning, ward off, wean, wind up, work stoppage


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