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Synonyms for stop

Synonyms for stop

to plug up something, as a hole, space, or container

to prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation

to cause to cease regular activity

to desist from, cease, or discontinue (a habit, for example)

to go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize

something used to fill a hole, space, or container

Synonyms for stop

the event of something ending

a brief stay in the course of a journey

the state of inactivity following an interruption

a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

(music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes

a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens

a restraint that checks the motion of something

stop from happening or developing

hold back, as of a danger or an enemy

seize on its way

stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

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The nation's largest pediatric organization stopped short of recommending the procedure, which involves the surgical removal of foreskin from the penis.
Similarly, Hole 4, drilled 400m north of Hole 3, intersected the Cheeffoo Vein but stopped short of the Birthday Vein.
Baylor stopped short of saying exactly which player fits that mold and would be a reasonable selection with the 12th overall pick.
Although initially slow to act, China has since realized the importance of nanotechnology for future economic development and has responded to global trends by initiating a national program, though they have stopped short of a widespread nanotechnology initiative.
The report stopped short of demanding that the two-year college repay the money.
The drill hole completed by SMDC stopped short of contact with the basement unconformity as the hole was, at that time, at the edge of a claim boundary.
The report authors stopped short of recommending the sale, but said the issue deserves further study.
DePodesta repeatedly has said he is optimistic an agreement will be reached but has stopped short of calling it a certainty.
Production of TBS' forthcoming reality series ``The Real Gilligan's Island'' stopped short when Hurricane Ivan blew away the shooting schedule this week.
HPQ shares began trending higher in April but were stopped short around the 23 mark in mid-July.
Baker stopped short of saying that Bratton was buckling to political pressure in weakening or dissolving the SIS, but the union chief said the unit should be retained.
In a June case involving the University of Michigan, the Supreme Court handed down two powerful rulings that upheld the right of universities to consider race in admissions procedures in order to achieve a diverse student body, but stopped short of endorsing quotas.
On fourth-and-6, Stoner completed a pass to Robert Kerchoff but was stopped short of the first down.
While the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently signaled its intent to expand coverage of this lifesaving device, it stopped short of covering many types of patients who clearly benefited from this therapy in major clinical trials.