Synonyms of 'stop'
to cease from doing (something)We need to stop wasting so much money.
I'm trying to quit biting my nails.
She refrained from making any comment.
put an end to, ,
Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor.
call it a day (informal),
Faced with such opposition, he had no choice but to call it a day.
Kindly desist from making so much noise.
bring or come to a halt or standstill
to prevent the continuance or completion of (something)I think she really would have liked to stop everything right there.
We took steps to prevent it happening.
These methods prevent pregnancy.
cut short, ,
He aims to break the vicious cycle.
Today's meeting must focus on checking the spread of violence.
The new rules could arrest the development of good research.
The government has deliberately frustrated his efforts.
We interrupted our holiday to return to London.
He grabbed my arm, partly to restrain me.
Gunmen intercepted them on the way to the airport.
Landslides are continuing to hinder the arrival of relief supplies.
People who repress their emotions risk having nightmares.
Fallen rocks are impeding the progress of rescue workers.
They had done little to forestall the attack.
nip (something) in the bud
to cease from doing (something)The music stopped and the lights were turned up.
The book ends on a lengthy description of Hawaii.
They concluded their annual summit meeting today.
He was cheered when he finished his speech.
be over, ,
Her next remark abruptly terminated the conversation.
come to an end,
The strike seemed to be petering out.
to cease from doing (something)His heart stopped three times.
A small number of firms have ceased trading.
shut down, ,
Smaller constructors had been forced to shut down.
to cause (something moving) to halt or (of something moving) to come to a haltThe car failed to stop at an army checkpoint.
She doesn't stop to think about what she's saying.
to stay or restHe insisted we stop at a small restaurant just outside Atlanta.
the act of stopping or the state of being stoppedHe slowed the car almost to a stop.
a place where something halts or pausesThey waited at a bus stop.
The last stop in his lengthy tour was Paris.
the act or an instance of blocking or obstructing
a block to peace
There are to be tighter controls on land speculation.
There is a check on the number of people allowed in the venue.
bar, , ,
one of the fundamental bars to communication
There is no legal impediment to the marriage.
Higher rates have been a hindrance to economic recovery.
See put a stop to something or someone
See stop by
See stop off
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in the sense of arrest
to slow or stop the development ofThe new rules could arrest the development of good research.
in the sense of bar
anything that obstructs or preventsone of the fundamental bars to communication
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