- (of an event, action, or process) come to an end; cease to happen；cease to perform a specified action or have a specified experience
- a cessation of movement or operation；a break or halt during a journey
verb: stop, 3rd person present: stops, gerund or present participle: stopping, past tense: stopped, past participle: stopped
noun: stop, plural noun: stops
- 1. (of an event, action, or process) come to an end; cease to happen his laughter stopped as quickly as it had begun the rain had stopped and the clouds had cleared 同義詞
- ▪ cease to perform a specified action or have a specified experience she stopped giggling he stopped work for tea 同義詞
- ▪ abandon a specified practice or habit I've stopped eating meat
- ▪ stop moving or operating he stopped to look at the view my watch has stopped
- ▪ (of a bus or train) call at a designated place to pick up or let off passengers main-line trains stop at platform 7
- ▪ British informal stay somewhere for a short time you'll have to stop the night
- 2. cause (an action, process, or event) to come to an end this harassment has got to be stopped 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ prevent (an action or event) from happening a security guard was killed trying to stop a raid 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ prevent or dissuade (someone) from continuing in an activity or achieving an aim a campaign is under way to stop the bombers 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ prevent (someone or something) from performing a specified action or undergoing a specified experience you can't stop me from getting what I want
- ▪ cause or order to cease moving or operating he stopped his car by the house police were given powers to stop and search suspects 同義詞
- ▪ informal be hit by (a bullet).
- ▪ instruct a bank to withhold payment on (a check) he grew nervous about the deal and asked his bank manager to stop the check
- ▪ refuse to supply as usual; withhold or deduct the union has threatened to stop the supply of minerals 同義詞
- ▪ defeat (an opponent) by a knockout he was stopped in the sixth by Tyson
- 3. block or close up (a hole or leak) he tried to stop the hole with the heel of his boot the drain has been stopped up 同義詞
- ▪ block the mouth of (a fox's earth) prior to a hunt.
- ▪ plug the upper end of (an organ pipe), giving a note an octave lower.
- ▪ obtain the required pitch from (the string of a violin or similar instrument) by pressing at the appropriate point with the finger.
- ▪ make (a rope) fast with a stopper.
- 1. a cessation of movement or operation all business came to a stop there were constant stops and changes of pace 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ a break or halt during a journey allow an hour or so for driving and as long as you like for stops the flight landed for a refueling stop 同義詞
- ▪ a place designated for a bus or train to halt and pick up or drop off passengers the bus was pulling up at her stop 同義詞
- ▪ an object or part of a mechanism which is used to prevent something from moving the shelves have special stops to prevent them from being pulled out too far
- ▪ British dated a punctuation mark, especially a period. 同義詞
- ▪ used in telegrams to indicate a period MEET YOU AT THE AIRPORT STOP
- ▪ a consonant produced with complete closure of the vocal tract a bilabial stop stop consonants
- ▪ a high card that prevents the opponents from establishing a particular suit; a control if West bids 3♥ now, this will show a heart stop
- ▪ a short length of cord used to secure something.
- 2. a set of organ pipes of a particular tone and range of pitch.
- ▪ a knob, lever, or similar device in an organ or harpsichord which brings into play a set of pipes or strings of a particular tone and range of pitch.
- 3. the effective diameter of a lens.
- ▪ a device for reducing the effective diameter of a lens.
- ▪ a unit of change of relative aperture or exposure (with a reduction of one stop equivalent to halving it).