stop

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstɒp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stɑp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stop)


Inflections of 'stop' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
stops
v 3rd person singular
stopping
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
stopped
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
stopped
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

stop

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. stop [suddenly, without warning]
  2. stop and [look, take, ask, stare]
  3. keeps stopping and starting
  4. stop [smoking, drinking, gambling]
  5. stopped paying attention
  6. stop [saying that, lying to me]!
  7. it stopped [raining, snowing]
  8. the [rain] has stopped
  9. the [bus, train, taxi] stopped
  10. stop to [think, consider]
  11. [have, need] to stop (soon)
  12. stop in again
  13. stop for [gas, groceries]
  14. will stop at nothing to [win, complete, improve]
  15. stop at the store for [groceries, food, supplies]
  16. stop at the [light, stop sign, intersection]
  17. stop for directions
  18. stop in for [dinner, a chat]
  19. had to stop over in [Dubai]
  20. stop on a dime
  21. stop the [bus]
  22. stop this [madness, craziness]
  23. stop the [robber, murderer, criminal]
  24. stop it from happening
  25. stopped him [going, making, telling]
  26. stop them before it's too late
  27. stop that right [now, this minute]!
  28. to stop the [gap, leak, bottle]
  29. stop up the [sink, hole, leak]
n
  1. the [first, second, next, last] stop
  2. a [bus, train, tram, subway, underground] stop
  3. came a [sudden, complete, total] stop
  4. a [brief, short, 12-hour] stop (in)
  5. a [refueling, rest, pit] stop
  6. a [door, bottle, faucet, shelf] stop
  7. a [metal, rubber, wooden] stop
  8. am getting off at the next stop
  9. the [car, bike, vehicle] came to a stop
  10. [production, work, business] came to a stop
  11. put a stop to [violence, fraud, lateness]
  12. put a stop on a [draft, check, payment]
  13. the [driver, racer] made [two] pit stops
  14. the team decided on a [two, three] -stop strategy
  15. the goalkeeper made [10, 15, vital] stops
  16. the [campaigner, singer, host] pulled out all the stops
  17. UK: a full stop (at the end)
n as adj
  1. a stop sign
  2. a one-stop [place, store, shop]
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