1. stops - noun
· a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
2. stop - noun
· the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
3. stop - noun
· the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
4. stop - noun
· a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
5. stop - noun
· 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"
6. stop - noun
· a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
7. stop - noun
· a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
8. stop - noun
· 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"
9. stop - noun
· (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"
10. stop - noun
· a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
11. stop - noun
· a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
12. stop - noun
· an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
13. stop - verb
· come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
14. stop - verb
· put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
15. stop - verb
· stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
16. stop - verb
· interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
17. stop - verb
· cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
18. stop - verb
· prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
19. stop - verb
· 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"
20. stop - verb
· seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
21. stop - verb
· 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"
22. stop - verb
· render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
23. stop - verb
· stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
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