usage: 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"
5. stop, topographic point, place, spot
usage: a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
usage: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
4. stop, stop over, interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
usage: interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
usage: cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
6. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back, defend
usage: 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"
7. intercept, stop, catch, grab, take hold of
usage: seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
8. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
usage: 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"
9. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
usage: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"