Definition of STOPPING

noun : STOPPING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members ;

  • 2. (

    ) the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch; "the violinist's stopping was excellent" ;

verb : STOPPING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 4. (

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

  • 5. (

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

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

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


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