stop

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stop is part of the Basic English 850.
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stop is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
still - stop - story

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
stop

Third-person singular
stops

Past tense
stopped

Past participle
stopped

Present participle
stopping

A stop sign
  1. (intransitive) If you stop, you do not move; you rest.
    He stopped after running 2 miles.
  2. (transitive) If you stop something or somebody, you prevent them from moving or doing something. You cause the person to cease moving or progressing.
    The police tried to stop the criminal, but he was too fast.
  3. (with "ing" form (gerund)) If you stop doing something, you are not doing it anymore. You have ceased doing it.
    I stopped playing video games and went back to working on my project.
  4. (intransitive) If you stop, you come to the end of the time when one is doing something. You start doing a different thing or start doing nothing.

Noun[change]

Singular
stop

Plural
stops

  1. (countable) A stop is a place where buses, cars, taxis, or other vehicles halt to let passengers board or leave (get on or off).