stop Definition

  • 1to cease moving or doing something
  • 2a place designated for a bus, train, or taxi to halt and pick up or drop off passengers
  • 3a command given to a domestic animal to prevent it from moving or doing something

Using stop: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "stop" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The car stopped at the red light.

  • Example

    I need to stop eating junk food.

  • Example

    The bus stop is just around the corner.

  • Example

    Stop barking, Fido!

  • Example

    The teacher told the students to stop talking.

stop Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for stop

Antonyms for stop

Phrases with stop

  • a punctuation mark used to indicate the end of a sentence


    Make sure to put a full stop at the end of your sentence.

  • a brief stop made during a journey for rest, refreshment, or fuel


    We made a pit stop at the gas station before continuing our road trip.

  • to take time to appreciate and enjoy the simple things in life


    I've been so busy with work that I haven't had a chance to stop and smell the roses lately.

Origins of stop

from Old English 'stoppian', meaning 'to stop up'


Summary: stop in Brief

The verb 'stop' [stɒp] means to cease movement or action, while the noun refers to a designated place for vehicles to halt. Examples include 'The car stopped at the red light.' and 'The bus stop is just around the corner.' Phrases like 'full stop' and 'pit stop' extend the term's usage, while idioms like 'stop and smell the roses' encourage taking time to appreciate life's simple pleasures.

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