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Overview of noun stopes

The noun stopes has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Stopes, Marie Stopes, Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

(birth-control campaigner who in 1921 opened the first birth control clinic in London (1880-1958))


Overview of verb stop

The verb stop has 11 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (57) stop, halt

(come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

2. (56) discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off

(put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother")

3. (25) stop, halt, block, kibosh

(stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process")

4. (7) stop, stop over

(interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence")

5. (7) stop

(cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

6. (4) break, break off, discontinue, stop

(prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations")

7. (3) check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back

(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")

8. (2) intercept, stop

(seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace")

9. (1) end, stop, finish, terminate, cease

(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")

10. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar

(render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road")

11. hold on, stop

(stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!")

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