Stop and go synonym

Stop and go synonym DEFAULT

The token filter allows to easily handle synonyms during the analysis process. Synonyms are configured using a configuration file. Here is an example:

PUT /test_index { "settings": { "index": { "analysis": { "analyzer": { "synonym": { "tokenizer": "whitespace", "filter": [ "synonym" ] } }, "filter": { "synonym": { "type": "synonym", "synonyms_path": "analysis/synonym.txt" } } } } } }

The above configures a filter, with a path of (relative to the location). The analyzer is then configured with the filter.

This filter tokenizes synonyms with whatever tokenizer and token filters appear before it in the chain.

Additional settings are:

  • (defaults to ).
  • (defaults to ). If ignores exceptions while parsing the synonym configuration. It is important to note that only those synonym rules which cannot get parsed are ignored. For instance consider the following request:
PUT /test_index { "settings": { "index": { "analysis": { "analyzer": { "synonym": { "tokenizer": "standard", "filter": [ "my_stop", "synonym" ] } }, "filter": { "my_stop": { "type": "stop", "stopwords": [ "bar" ] }, "synonym": { "type": "synonym", "lenient": true, "synonyms": [ "foo, bar => baz" ] } } } } } }

With the above request the word gets skipped but a mapping is still added. However, if the mapping being added was nothing would get added to the synonym list. This is because the target word for the mapping is itself eliminated because it was a stop word. Similarly, if the mapping was "bar, foo, baz" and was set to no mapping would get added as when the target mapping is the first word. However, if then the mappings added would be equivalent to i.e, all mappings other than the stop word.

and are deprecatededit

The parameter controls the tokenizers that will be used to tokenize the synonym, this parameter is for backwards compatibility for indices that created before The parameter works with parameter only.

Two synonym formats are supported: Solr, WordNet.

Solr synonymsedit

The following is a sample format of the file:

# Blank lines and lines starting with pound are comments. # Explicit mappings match any token sequence on the LHS of "=>" # and replace with all alternatives on the RHS. These types of mappings # ignore the expand parameter in the schema. # Examples: i-pod, i pod => ipod sea biscuit, sea biscit => seabiscuit # Equivalent synonyms may be separated with commas and give # no explicit mapping. In this case the mapping behavior will # be taken from the expand parameter in the schema. This allows # the same synonym file to be used in different synonym handling strategies. # Examples: ipod, i-pod, i pod foozball , foosball universe , cosmos lol, laughing out loud # If expand==true, "ipod, i-pod, i pod" is equivalent # to the explicit mapping: ipod, i-pod, i pod => ipod, i-pod, i pod # If expand==false, "ipod, i-pod, i pod" is equivalent # to the explicit mapping: ipod, i-pod, i pod => ipod # Multiple synonym mapping entries are merged. foo => foo bar foo => baz # is equivalent to foo => foo bar, baz

You can also define synonyms for the filter directly in the configuration file (note use of instead of ):

PUT /test_index { "settings": { "index": { "analysis": { "filter": { "synonym": { "type": "synonym", "synonyms": [ "i-pod, i pod => ipod", "universe, cosmos" ] } } } } } }

However, it is recommended to define large synonyms set in a file using , because specifying them inline increases cluster size unnecessarily.

WordNet synonymsedit

Synonyms based on WordNet format can be declared using :

PUT /test_index { "settings": { "index": { "analysis": { "filter": { "synonym": { "type": "synonym", "format": "wordnet", "synonyms": [ "s(,1,'abstain',v,1,0).", "s(,2,'refrain',v,1,0).", "s(,3,'desist',v,1,0)." ] } } } } } }

Using to define WordNet synonyms in a file is supported as well.

Parsing synonym filesedit

Elasticsearch will use the token filters preceding the synonym filter in a tokenizer chain to parse the entries in a synonym file. So, for example, if a synonym filter is placed after a stemmer, then the stemmer will also be applied to the synonym entries. Because entries in the synonym map cannot have stacked positions, some token filters may cause issues here. Token filters that produce multiple versions of a token may choose which version of the token to emit when parsing synonyms, e.g. will only produce the folded version of the token. Others, e.g. , or will throw an error.

If you need to build analyzers that include both multi-token filters and synonym filters, consider using the multiplexer filter, with the multi-token filters in one branch and the synonym filter in the other.


stay or go synonym | English Thesaurus





1  abide, bide, continue, delay, establish oneself, halt, hang around    (informal)  hang in the air, hover, linger, loiter, pause, put down roots, remain, reside, settle, sojourn, stand, stay put, stop, tarry, wait  

2    (often with)     at  be accommodated at, lodge, put up at, sojourn, visit  

3  adjourn, defer, discontinue, hold in abeyance, hold over, prorogue, put off, suspend  

4    (archaic)  arrest, check, curb, delay, detain, hinder, hold, impede, obstruct, prevent  

5  holiday, sojourn, stop, stopover, visit  

6  deferment, delay, halt, pause, postponement, remission, reprieve, stopping, suspension  
,     vb  

1  abandon, depart, exit, go, leave, move on, pack one's bags    (informal)  pass through, quit, withdraw  

  • call it a day  v. declare that you're done with work or other activity, and that you want to go out or rest or go to bed
  • go gaga  exp. go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
  • go postal  id. go mad; become extremely and uncontrollably angry, often to the point of violence

    Derives from a series of incidents from onward in which US Postal Service workers shot and killed managers, fellow workers, and members of the police or general public in acts of mass murder.

  • go bananas  v. go wild ; go crazy with excitement or other extreme emotions such as over-the-top happiness or (but less commonly) anger. This idiom may allude to the apes who go crazy when given bananas (on the pattern of 'go ape')

    When the two brothers found out that they were among the winners of the fan contest and thus, were to meet the members of Metallica, they went bananas.

  • to go cold turkey  exp. 1. to stop using an addictive substance abruptly and completely. 2. to undergo sudden and complete withdrawal from a habitual activity or behavior pattern. 3. to begin or do something without planning, preparation, or practice.
  • go to the bitter end  exp. go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
  • go missing  v. to be lost

    he went missing my dog went missing for three days

  • to go apeshit  exp. to lose one's temper

    very familiar

  • go belly up  v. die ; fail ; go bankrupt ; come to an end ; whether you're a fisherman or ever had a pet fish, you figure out that the phrase alludes to a fish typically floating upside down, belly up when dying.

    Ex.: The study reveals that most startups go belly up within the first four years

  • go down that road  exp. face a specific situation; act in a certain way

    E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.

  • run  n. go fast, move very quickly
  • go to hell in a handbasket  exp. deteriorate very quickly
  • upside or downside  n. a potential benefit or disadvantage
  • take the streets  exp. go out in the street to protest


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Stop word

Common word that search engines avoid indexing to save time and space

Stop words are any word in a stop list (or stoplist or negative dictionary) which are filtered out (i.e. stopped) before or after processing of natural language data (text).[1] There is no single universal list of stop words used by all natural language processing tools, nor any agreed upon rules for identifying stop words, and indeed not all tools even use such a list. Therefore, any group of words can be chosen as the stop words for a given purpose. The "general trend in [information retrieval] systems over time has been from standard use of quite large stop lists (– terms) to very small stop lists (7–12 terms) to no stop list whatsoever"[2]

History of stop words[edit]

A predecessor concept was used in creating some concordances. For example, the first Hebrew concordance, Me’ir nativ, contained a one-page list of unindexed words, with nonsubstantive prepositions and conjunctions which are similar to modern stop words.[3]

Hans Peter Luhn, one of the pioneers in information retrieval, is credited with coining the phrase and using the concept when introducing his Keyword-in-Context automatic indexing process.[4] The phrase "stop word", which is not in Luhn's presentation, and the associated terms "stop list" and "stoplist" appear in the literature shortly afterward.[5]

Although it is commonly assumed that stoplists include only the most frequent words in a language, it was C.J. Van Rijsbergen who proposed the first standardized list which was not based on word frequency information. The "Van list" included English words. Martin Porter's word stemming program developed in the s built on the Van list, and the Porter list is now commonly used as a default stoplist in a variety of software applications.

In , Christopher Fox proposed the first general stop list based on empirical word frequency information derived from the Brown Corpus:

This paper reports an exercise in generating a stop list for general text based on the Brown corpus of 1,, words drawn from a broad range of literature in English. We start with a list of tokens occurring more than times in the Brown corpus. From this list of words, 32 are culled on the grounds that they are too important as potential index terms. Twenty-six words are then added to the list in the belief that they may occur very frequently in certain kinds of literature. Finally, words are added to the list because the finite state machine based filter in which this list is intended to be used is able to filter them at almost no cost. The final product is a list of stop words that should be maximally efficient and effective in filtering the most frequently occurring and semantically neutral words in general literature in English.[6]

In SEO terminology, stop words are the most common words that many search engines avoid, for the purposes of saving space and time in processing of large data during crawling or indexing. This helps search engines to save space in their databases.[7]

For some search engines, these are some of the most common, short function words, such as the, is, at, which, and on. In this case, stop words can cause problems when searching for phrases that include them, particularly in names such as "The Who", "The The", or "Take That". Other search engines remove some of the most common words—including lexical words, such as "want"—from a query in order to improve performance.[8]

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  1. ^Rajaraman, A.; Ullman, J. D. (). "Data Mining"(PDF). Mining of Massive Datasets. pp.&#;1– doi/CBO ISBN&#;.
  2. ^Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, Hinrich Schütze (). Introduction to Information Retrieval. Cambridge University Press. p.&#;CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^Weinberg, Bella Hass (). "Predecessors of scientific indexing structures in the domain of religion"(PDF). Second Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems: – Retrieved 17 February
  4. ^Luhn, H. P. (). "Keyword-in-Context Index for Technical Literature (KWIC Index)". American Documentation. Yorktown Heights, NY: International Business Machines Corp. 11 (4): – doi/asi
  5. ^Flood, Barbara J. (). "Historical note: The Start of a Stop List at Biological Abstracts". Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 50 (12): doi/(SICI)()<AID-ASI5>CO;2-A.
  6. ^Fox, Christopher (). "A stop list for general text". ACM SIGIR Forum. 24 (1–2): 19– doi/ ISSN&#;
  7. ^"Stop Words and Impact on SEO - Search Engine Nation". Search Engine Nation. Retrieved
  8. ^Stackoverflow: "One of our major performance optimizations for the "related questions" query is removing the top 10, most common English dictionary words (as determined by Google search) before submitting the query to the SQL Server full text engine. It’s shocking how little is left of most posts once you remove the top 10k English dictionary words. This helps limit and narrow the returned results, which makes the query dramatically faster".

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Grammarly’s Mobile Synonyms Help You Find the Perfect Word on the Go

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Writing on your phone often means writing on the go. It means typing fast, maybe while doing something else at the same time—but it doesn’t have to mean sloppy writing. You might already know that Grammarly’s mobile keyboard makes it easy to compose high-quality, mistake-free text even when you’re on the move. Today we’re enhancing the experience, introducing something new . . . and fresh, and different, and distinctive, and notable.

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Next time you’re typing away with the Grammarly Keyboard, stop—no, not stop . . . halt? No, pause! That’s the word we’re looking for—pause for a moment to see a list of synonyms for the word you just typed. Multiple options for alternative words will appear along the top of your keyboard. If you’d like to see synonyms for a word you typed earlier, just move your cursor and the suggestions will change accordingly. It’s a terrific (and convenient) way to diversify your vocabulary and possibly even discover new words. After all, sometimes a few well-chosen words can transform a bland message into an exciting one.  

To turn the Grammarly Keyboard’s synonym feature on and off, open up Grammarly’s companion app on your phone. Navigate to Grammarly Settings and tap the switch next to Synonyms. 

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And go synonym stop

What is another word for “go”? This list below provides other ways to say &#;go&#; in English with examples. Learn these synonyms for &#;go&#; to expand your English vocabulary and improve your writing skill.

GO Synonym

Go Definition and Examples

Meaning of Go:

The word go can be used as a noun, verb or adjective, therefore there are many definitions. When used as a noun, the word go means to try something or another person&#;s attempt to try something. When used as a verb, the word go means to travel from one spot to a different spot or to depart from another&#;s presence. When used as an adjective, the word go means that an object is working correctly.


  • I don&#;t know how to play this game, but I will give it a go and see how it turns out.
  • I would love to go and visit Germany and Ireland someday soon, both are on my bucket list.
  • NASA often declares that all systems are go before the launch of a space shuttle.

Other Words for &#;Go&#;

Commonly used synonyms for Go. 

  • Abscond
  • Advance
  • Approach
  • Beat it
  • Begone
  • Bolt
  • Bounce
  • Bound
  • Bug out
  • Caper
  • Clamber
  • Crawl
  • Cruise
  • Chug
  • Depart
  • Drift
  • Escape
  • Evacuate
  • Exit
  • Fare
  • Fell
  • Flee
  • Fly
  • Gallivant
  • Get away
  • Get going
  • Get lost
  • Get off
  • Hightail
  • Hit the road
  • Hop
  • Inch
  • Jaunt
  • Journey
  • Jump
  • Leave
  • Left
  • Leg it
  • Lung
  • Make a break for it
  • Make one&#;s way
  • Make oneself scare
  • Meander
  • Mosey
  • Move
  • Move out
  • Navigate
  • Pass
  • Proceed
  • Progress
  • Pull out
  • Push off
  • Quit
  • Retire
  • Run along
  • Run away
  • Sashay
  • Saunter
  • Scale
  • Scoot
  • Scram
  • Scurry
  • Scuttle
  • Set off
  • Set out
  • Shove off
  • Skedaddle
  • Skid
  • Skip out
  • Skirt
  • Slid
  • Slink
  • Slip away
  • Slog
  • Split
  • Trail
  • Traipse
  • Travel
  • Travel
  • Trekked
  • Trudge
  • Vamoose
  • Vanish
  • Vault
  • Veer
  • Venture
  • Waddle
  • Wander
  • Whiz
  • Withdraw
  • Wriggle
  • Zip
  • Zoom

Huge list of + different words to use instead of “go”.

  • Abandon
  • Abide
  • Abscond
  • Accord
  • Act
  • Advance
  • Animation
  • Approach
  • Aspire
  • Attempt
  • Bang
  • Be off
  • Bear
  • Beat it
  • Become
  • Begin
  • Belong
  • Blend
  • Blow
  • Bounce
  • Break
  • Brook
  • Carry
  • Carry off
  • Chance
  • Check out
  • Collapse
  • Come
  • Come down
  • Conform
  • Continue
  • Correspond
  • Cover
  • Crack
  • Croak
  • Cross
  • Cruise
  • Cut
  • Cut out
  • Decamp
  • Decease
  • Depart
  • Develop
  • Die
  • Disappear
  • Do
  • Drift
  • Drive
  • Drop
  • Ecstasy
  • Effort
  • Elapse
  • Embark
  • Endure
  • Energy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Escape
  • Essay
  • Evaporate
  • Exit
  • Expire
  • Extend
  • Fade
  • Fail
  • Fall
  • Fare
  • Finish
  • Fit
  • Flee
  • Fling
  • Flourish
  • Flow
  • Fly
  • Follow
  • Force
  • Function
  • Get
  • Get ahead
  • Get along
  • Get away
  • Get moving
  • Get off
  • Get out
  • Give
  • Give way
  • Glide
  • Go along
  • Go around
  • Go away
  • Go by
  • Go down
  • Go off
  • Go on
  • Go out
  • Go to
  • Going
  • Gone
  • Happen
  • Harmonize
  • Head
  • Hightail
  • Journey
  • Kick the bucket
  • Last
  • Lead
  • Leave
  • Live
  • Make
  • Make headway
  • Move
  • Move around
  • Move back
  • Move off
  • Move on
  • Move out
  • Offer
  • Operate
  • Opportunity
  • Part
  • Pass
  • Pass away
  • Pep
  • Perform
  • Perish
  • Proceed
  • Progress
  • Prove out
  • Pull out
  • Push
  • Push off
  • Push on
  • Quit
  • Ramble
  • Range
  • Reach
  • Recede
  • Repair
  • Resort
  • Retire
  • Retreat
  • Return
  • Ride
  • Rise
  • Roam
  • Roll
  • Rove
  • Run
  • Run away
  • Scram
  • Set off
  • Set out
  • Shift
  • Shot
  • Shove off
  • Skedaddle
  • Sound
  • Spell
  • Split
  • Spread
  • Stab
  • Stand
  • Start
  • Stretch
  • Succumb
  • Support
  • Survive
  • Take
  • Take a powder
  • Take leave
  • Take off
  • Tolerate
  • Tour
  • Travel
  • Travel around
  • Trek
  • Try
  • Turn
  • Vamoose
  • Vanish
  • Venture
  • Verve
  • Vitality
  • Voyage
  • Walk
  • Walk away
  • Walk off
  • Walk out
  • Wander
  • Wend
  • Whack
  • Whirl
  • Withdraw
  • Work
  • Yield
  • Zip

GO Synonyms with Example Sentences

  • The boat chugged out to sea.
  • He tried to bug out but it was too late.
  • Shine a light on them, and they scurry to the corners.
  • The plane was scheduled to depart at
  • I&#;m so cold I can&#;t move my fingers.
  • Run along now, children, I&#;m busy.
  • They saunter away, in the direction of Central Avenue.
  • The children scuttle across the street.
  • Stand so still while they waddle my way.
  • She sashayed into the room.

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How to use stop-and-go in a sentence

When the women came, he was preparing to go to the west side for his daily visit with Mrs. Pruitt.


He desired his secretary to go to the devil, but, thinking better of it, he recalled him as he reached the door.


All Weimar adores him, and people say that women still go perfectly crazy over him.


To see a part of my scheme, from which I had hoped so much, go wrong before my eyes is maddening!


It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.


But she told Grandfather Mole that it was all right—that she knew a person of his age ought not to go without his breakfast.


After an hour, however, he reached this decision: He would not go to or call up Mrs. Merley.


Our class has swelled to about a dozen persons now, and a good many others come and play to him once or twice and then go.



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verb (used with object),stopped or (Archaic) stopt;stop·ping.

to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running.

to cause to cease; put an end to:to stop noise in the street.

to interrupt, arrest, or check (a course, proceeding, process, etc.): Stop your work just a minute.

to cut off, intercept, or withhold: to stop supplies.

to restrain, hinder, or prevent (usually followed by from): I couldn't stop him from going.

to prevent from proceeding, acting, operating, continuing, etc.: to stop a speaker; to stop a car.

to block, obstruct, or close (a passageway, channel, opening, duct, etc.) (usually followed by up): He stopped up the sink with a paper towel. He stopped the hole in the tire with a patch.

to fill the hole or holes in (a wall, a decayed tooth, etc.).

to close (a container, tube, etc.) with a cork, plug, bung, or the like.

to close the external orifice of (the ears, nose, mouth, etc.).

  1. to check (a stroke, blow, etc.); parry; ward off.
  2. to defeat (an opposing player or team): The Browns stopped the Colts.
  3. defeat by a knockout or technical knockout: Louis stopped Conn in the 13th round.

Banking. to notify a bank to refuse payment of (a check) upon presentation.

Bridge. to have an honor card and a sufficient number of protecting cards to keep an opponent from continuing to win in (a suit).

  1. to close (a fingerhole) in order to produce a particular note from a wind instrument.
  2. to press down (a string of a violin, viola, etc.) in order to alter the pitch of the tone produced from it.
  3. to produce (a particular note) by so doing.

verb (used without object),stopped or (Archaic) stopt;stop·ping.

to come to a stand, as in a course or journey; halt.

to cease moving, proceeding, speaking, acting, operating, etc.; to pause; desist.

to cease; come to an end.

to halt for a brief visit (often followed by at, in, or by): He is stopping at the best hotel in town.

stop by,to make a brief visit on one's way elsewhere: I'll stop by on my way home.


the act of stopping.

a cessation or arrest of movement, action, operation, etc.; end: The noise came to a stop. Put a stop to that behavior!

a stay or sojourn made at a place, as in the course of a journey: Above all, he enjoyed his stop in Trieste.

a place where trains or other vehicles halt to take on and discharge passengers: Is this a bus stop?

a closing or filling up, as of a hole.

a blocking or obstructing, as of a passage or channel.

a plug or other stopper for an opening.

an obstacle, impediment, or hindrance.

any piece or device that serves to check or control movement or action in a mechanism.

Architecture. a feature terminating a molding or chamfer.

  1. an order to refuse payment of a check.
  2. stop order.
  1. the act of closing a fingerhole or pressing a string of an instrument in order to produce a particular note.
  2. a device or contrivance, as on an instrument, for accomplishing this.
  3. (in an organ) a graduated set of pipes of the same kind and giving tones of the same quality.
  4. Also called stop knob. a knob or handle that is drawn out or pushed back to permit or prevent the sounding of such a set of pipes or to control some other part of the organ.
  5. (in a reed organ) a group of reeds functioning like a pipe-organ stop.

Sports. an individual defensive play or act that prevents an opponent or opposing team from scoring, advancing, or gaining an advantage, as a catch in baseball, a tackle in football, or the deflection of a shot in hockey.

Nautical. a piece of small line used to lash or fasten something, as a furled sail.

  1. an articulation that interrupts the flow of air from the lungs.
  2. a consonant sound characterized by stop articulation, as p, b, t, d, k, and g.Compare continuant.

Photography. the diaphragm opening of a lens, especially as indicated by an f- number.

any of various marks used as punctuation at the end of a sentence, especially a period.

the word “stop” printed in the body of a telegram or cablegram to indicate a period.

stops, (used with a singular verb) a family of card games whose object is to play all of one's cards in a predetermined sequence before one's opponents.

Zoology. a depression in the face of certain animals, especially dogs, marking the division between the forehead and the projecting part of the muzzle.

Verb Phrases

stop down,Photography. (on a camera) to reduce (the diaphragm opening of a lens).

stop in,to make a brief, incidental visit: If you're in town, be sure to stop in.

stop off,to halt for a brief stay at some point on the way elsewhere: On the way to Rome we stopped off at Florence.

stop out,
  1. to mask (certain areas of an etching plate, photographic negative, etc.) with varnish, paper, or the like, to prevent their being etched, printed, etc.
  2. to withdraw temporarily from school: Most of the students who stop out eventually return to get their degrees.

stop over,to stop briefly in the course of a journey: Many motorists were forced to stop over in that town because of floods.



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Idioms about stop

    pull out all the stops,
    1. to use every means available.
    2. to express, do, or carry out something without reservation.

Origin of stop

before ; Middle English stoppen (v.), Old English -stoppian (in forstoppian to stop up); cognate with Dutch, Low German stoppen,German stopfen; all ≪ Vulgar Latin *stuppāre to plug with oakum, derivative of Latin stuppa coarse hemp or flax <Greek stýppē

synonym study for stop

3. Stop,arrest,check,halt imply causing a cessation of movement or progress (literal or figurative). Stop is the general term for the idea: to stop a clock.Arrest usually refers to stopping by imposing a sudden and complete restraint: to arrest development.Check implies bringing about an abrupt, partial, or temporary stop: to check a trotting horse. To halt means to make a temporary stop, especially one resulting from a command: to halt a company of soldiers.



Words nearby stop

stoop ball, stoop labor, stoop to, stoor, stoozing, stop, stop and frisk, stop-and-go, stop at nothing, stopbank, stop bath Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc.

Words related to stop

break, pause, bar, block, conclusion, halt, destination, stopover, station, stage, quit, end, drop, stay, cease, stand, close, kill, hold, stall

How to use stop in a sentence

  • The chair of the Uptown Community Parking District board proposed using the funds for cleaning bus stops, but the city said no.

    Morning Report: 3 Body Cameras, No Footage|Voice of San Diego|July 22, |Voice of San Diego

  • But I think Steve Austin has to team up with a Japanese holdout to stop a nuclear bomb from going off or something.

    ‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, |DAILY BEAST

  • That ground hold was to stop you flying through weather that could kill you and everyone else aboard.

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  • Thankfully there were no casualties—the driver managed to stop the train immediately.

    Is Putin Turning to Terrorism in Ukraine?|Anna Nemtsova|January 6, |DAILY BEAST

  • The men were accused of reneging on pledges to stop working for the Iraqi government.

    ISIS’s Futile Quest to Go Legit|Jamie Dettmer|January 5, |DAILY BEAST

  • Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?

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  • "But I can't stop to argue about it now;" and, saying this, he turned into a side path, and disappeared in the wood.

    Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl

  • At twelve, or fifteen, or sixteen, or twenty it was decided that they should stop learning.

    The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

  • He had seen the act committed, he felt sure but had made no effort whatever to stop the thief.

    The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux

  • The Kangaroo can hop and hop and hop; Somehow he never seems to want to stop.

    Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)|Various

  • Yet when I stop gazing the next impulse is to move on; for if I have time to rest anywhere, why not at home?

    Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley

British Dictionary definitions for stop

verbstops, stoppingorstopped

to cease from doing or being (something); discontinuestop talking

to cause (something moving) to halt or (of something moving) to come to a haltto stop a car; the car stopped

(tr)to prevent the continuance or completion ofto stop a show

(tr often foll by from) to prevent or restrainto stop George from fighting

(tr)to keep backto stop supplies to the navy

(tr)to intercept or hinder in transitto stop a letter

(tr often foll by up) to block or plug, esp so as to closeto stop up a pipe

(tr often foll by up) to fill a hole or opening into stop up a wall

(tr)to staunch or stemto stop a wound

(tr)to instruct a bank not to honour (a cheque)

(tr)to deduct (money) from pay

(tr)Britishto provide with punctuation

(tr)boxingto beat (an opponent) either by a knockout or a technical knockout

(tr)informalto receive (a blow, hit, etc)

(intr)to stay or restwe stopped at the Robinsons' for three nights

(tr)rareto defeat, beat, or kill

  1. to alter the vibrating length of (a string on a violin, guitar, etc) by pressing down on it at some point with the finger
  2. to alter the vibrating length of an air column in a wind instrument by closing (a finger hole, etc)
  3. to produce (a note) in this manner

(tr)to place a hand inside (the bell of a French horn) to alter the tone colour and pitch or play (a note) on a French horn in such a manner

bridgeto have a protecting card or winner in (a suit in which one's opponents are strong)

stop at nothingto be prepared to do anything; be unscrupulous or ruthless


an arrest of movement or progress

the act of stopping or the state of being stopped

a place where something halts or pausesa bus stop

a stay in or as if in the course of a journey

the act or an instance of blocking or obstructing

a plug or stopper

a block, screw, or other device or object that prevents, limits, or terminates the motion of a mechanism or moving part

Britisha punctuation mark, esp a full stop

Also called: stop thrustfencinga counterthrust made without a parry in the hope that one's blade will touch before one's opponent's blade

short for stop payment, stop order

  1. the act of stopping the string, finger hole, etc, of an instrument
  2. a set of organ pipes or harpsichord strings that may be allowed to sound as a group by muffling or silencing all other such sets
  3. a knob, lever, or handle on an organ, etc, that is operated to allow sets of pipes to sound
  4. an analogous device on a harpsichord or other instrument with variable registers, such as an electrophonic instrument
pull out all the stops
  1. to play at full volume
  2. to spare no effort

Australiana stud on a football boot

the angle between the forehead and muzzle of a dog or cat, regarded as a point in breeding

nauticala short length of line or small stuff used as a tie, esp for a furled sail

Also called: stop consonantphoneticsany of a class of consonants articulated by first making a complete closure at some point of the vocal tract and then releasing it abruptly with audible plosion. Stops include the labials (p, b), the alveolars or dentals (t, d), the velars (k, g)Compare continuant

Also called: f-stopphotog
  1. a setting of the aperture of a camera lens, calibrated to the corresponding f-number
  2. another name for diaphragm (def. 4)

a block or carving used to complete the end of a moulding

Also called: stopperbridgea protecting card or winner in a suit in which one's opponents are strong

See also stop down, stop off, stop out, stopover, stops

Derived forms of stop

stoppable, adjective

Word Origin for stop

C from Old English stoppian (unattested), as in forstoppian to plug the ear, ultimately from Late Latin stuppāre to stop with a tow, from Latin stuppa tow, from Greek stuppē

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. , © HarperCollins Publishers , , , , , , ,

Other Idioms and Phrases with stop

In addition to the idioms beginning with stop

  • stop at nothing
  • stop by
  • stop cold
  • stop in
  • stop off
  • stop payment
  • stop short
  • stop someone's clock
  • stop the clock
  • stop up

also see:

  • buck stops here
  • pull out all the stops
  • put an end (a stop) to

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © , , by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.


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