see stop, v.
- Interruption; pause; delay.
stop [-ped, -s] v
OE 'to stop (the ears), to plug, stop up, stuff with tow or oakum'.
- Cease; discontinue; desist; put an end to.
- Terminate; extinguish; make to end.
- Halt; pause in a course of action; abbreviate a movement; interrupt a journey.
- Prevent; hinder; forestall; [fig.] mend; bind up.
- Break; cease functioning.