Synonyms for stop


1. stop, halt, ending, conclusion, finish
usage: the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
2. stop, stoppage, act, deed, human action, human activity
usage: the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
3. stop, stopover, layover, stay
usage: a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
4. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage, inaction, inactivity, inactiveness
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"
6. stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive, obstruent
usage: a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
7. period, point, full stop, stop, full point, punctuation, punctuation mark
usage: 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"
8. stop, knob
usage: (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"
9. diaphragm, stop, mechanical device
usage: a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
10. catch, stop, restraint, constraint
usage: a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
11. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
usage: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"


1. stop, halt
usage: come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
2. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off
usage: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
3. stop, halt, block, kibosh, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
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"
5. stop
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"
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