Dictionary Results for stopes


1. stopes - noun

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

Synonym(s): Stopes, Marie_Stopes, Marie_Charlotte_Carmichael_Stopes




2. stop - verb

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

Synonym(s): halt

Antonym(s): start




3. stop - verb

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

Synonym(s): discontinue, cease, give_up, quit, lay_off




4. stop - verb

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

Synonym(s): halt, block, kibosh

Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid




5. stop - verb

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

Synonym(s): stop_over

Hypernym(s): interrupt, disrupt, break_up, cut_off




6. stop - verb

· cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"

Antonym(s): start




7. stop - verb

· prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"

Synonym(s): break, break_off, discontinue

Hypernym(s): end, terminate




8. 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"

Synonym(s): check, turn_back, arrest, contain, hold_back

Hypernym(s): defend




9. stop - verb

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

Synonym(s): intercept

Hypernym(s): catch, grab, take_hold_of




10. 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"

Synonym(s): end, finish, terminate, cease




11. stop - verb

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

Synonym(s): barricade, block, blockade, block_off, block_up, bar

Hypernym(s): obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close_up




12. stop - verb

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

Synonym(s): hold_on

Hypernym(s): interrupt, break





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