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Synonyms for stopstɒp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stop, halt(noun)

    the event of something ending

    Synonyms:
    plosive, period, stay, diaphragm, stop consonant, plosive speech sound, hitch, stopover, full point, stoppage, full stop, catch, check, freeze, blockage, plosive consonant, occlusion, block, halt, layover, stop, occlusive, arrest, point, closure

    Antonyms:
    start, get going, go, start up

  2. stop, stoppage(noun)

    the act of stopping something

    Synonyms:
    plosive, period, stay, diaphragm, stop consonant, plosive speech sound, hitch, stopover, full point, stoppage, full stop, catch, check, blockage, plosive consonant, occlusion, block, halt, layover, stop, occlusive, arrest, point, closure

    Antonyms:
    start, go, get going, start up

  3. stop, stopover, layover(noun)

    a brief stay in the course of a journey

    Synonyms:
    plosive, period, stay, diaphragm, way station, stop consonant, plosive speech sound, hitch, stopover, full point, stoppage, full stop, catch, check, blockage, plosive consonant, occlusion, block, halt, layover, stop, occlusive, arrest, point, closure

    Antonyms:
    start, go, get going, start up

  4. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage(noun)

    the state of inactivity following an interruption

    Synonyms:
    hitch, verification, enlistment, limp, full stop, stoppage, apprehension, hindrance, halt, impediment, chip, tab, interference, handicap, arrest, tick, check-out procedure, occlusion, confirmation, point, freeze, check mark, pinch, cheque, block, tour of duty, stop consonant, baulk, term of enlistment, diaphragm, checkout, taking into custody, duty tour, hinderance, hobble, blockage, curb, chit, stop, layover, rub, occlusive, plosive, collar, plosive speech sound, period, substantiation, stay, hang-up, tour, deterrent, encumbrance, catch, balk, stopover, plosive consonant, preventive, incumbrance, bank check, full point, preventative, snag, assay, bridle, closure, check

    Antonyms:
    get going, start up, start, go

  5. stop(noun)

    a spot where something halts or pauses

    Synonyms:
    plosive, period, stay, diaphragm, stop consonant, plosive speech sound, hitch, stopover, full point, stoppage, full stop, catch, check, blockage, plosive consonant, occlusion, block, halt, layover, occlusive, arrest, point, closure

    Antonyms:
    start, start up, go, get going

  6. stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive(noun)

    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it

    Synonyms:
    plosive, period, stay, diaphragm, stop consonant, plosive speech sound, hitch, stopover, full point, stoppage, full stop, catch, check, blockage, plosive consonant, occlusion, block, halt, layover, stop, occlusive, arrest, point, closure

    Antonyms:
    start up, go, start, get going

  7. period, point, full stop, stop, full point(noun)

    a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

    Synonyms:
    hitch, occlusion, plosive, spot, menses, halt, catamenia, dot, period of time, stop, head, full stop, gunpoint, peak, flow, plosive speech sound, diaphragm, point, point in time, blockage, percentage point, breaker point, catch, full point, stop consonant, block, menstruation, time period, stopover, layover, level, occlusive, stage, degree, pointedness, stoppage, arrest, period, power point, stay, detail, decimal point, distributor point, item, plosive consonant, geological period, compass point, menstruum, tip, closure, check

    Antonyms:
    start, go, start up, get going

  8. stop(noun)

    (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes

    Synonyms:
    plosive, period, stay, diaphragm, stop consonant, plosive speech sound, hitch, stopover, full point, stoppage, full stop, catch, check, blockage, plosive consonant, occlusion, block, halt, layover, occlusive, arrest, point, closure

    Antonyms:
    start, start up, get going, go

  9. diaphragm, stop(noun)

    a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens

    Synonyms:
    plosive, period, stay, diaphragm, stop consonant, layover, pessary, midriff, hitch, stopover, full point, stoppage, full stop, catch, check, blockage, plosive speech sound, occlusion, block, point, halt, stop, occlusive, arrest, plosive consonant, closure, contraceptive diaphragm

    Antonyms:
    start up, go, start, get going

  10. catch, stop(noun)

    a restraint that checks the motion of something

    Synonyms:
    hitch, stoppage, apprehension, plosive speech sound, plosive, diaphragm, full stop, snap, arrest, snatch, occlusion, point, stop consonant, taking into custody, full point, block, blockage, stopover, layover, stop, occlusive, collar, period, pinch, stay, match, halt, catch, plosive consonant, gimmick, grab, haul, closure, check

    Antonyms:
    start up, start, go, get going

  11. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage(verb)

    an obstruction in a pipe or tube

    Synonyms:
    hitch, cube, blocking, full stop, stoppage, layover, cloture, law of closure, halt, plosive, gag law, diaphragm, pulley-block, pulley, arrest, closing, point, closedown, plosive speech sound, occlusion, cylinder block, check, occluded front, obstruction, mental block, engine block, full point, block, blockage, stop consonant, stopover, shutdown, stop, occlusive, city block, auction block, resolution, period, stay, pulley block, catch, plosive consonant, gag rule, closure, settlement

    Antonyms:
    start, go, start up, get going

  12. stop, halt(verb)

    come to a halt, stop moving

    Synonyms:
    staunch, block, kibosh, quit, blockade, arrest, block off, end, stop over, hold back, finish, lay off, terminate, hold, barricade, stop, check, break, give up, stanch, bar, halt, cease, block up, discontinue, hold on, intercept, turn back, break off, stem, contain

    Antonyms:
    start, get going, go, start up

  13. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)

    put an end to a state or an activity

    Synonyms:
    spare, leave office, allow, block up, abandon, drop by the wayside, forfeit, vacate, halt, release, resign, forgo, block off, hold back, end, kick, throw in, finish, block, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, cede, turn back, waive, throw overboard, stop over, break off, break, throw in the towel, step down, give up, depart, stop, relinquish, blockade, hold on, deliver, arrest, bar, cease, barricade, renounce, take leave, discontinue, contain, drop out, free, chuck up the sponge, kibosh, intercept, terminate, furlough, forego, dispense with, quit, foreswear, check

    Antonyms:
    start up, start, go, get going

  14. stop, halt, block, kibosh(verb)

    stop from happening or developing

    Synonyms:
    staunch, close up, block up, lug, halt, draw a blank, immobilise, obturate, jam, arrest, block off, intercept, end, blank out, stanch, finish, obstruct, block, deflect, impede, embarrass, hold back, lay off, turn back, stop over, break off, break, stymie, give up, forget, immobilize, stop, stuff, occlude, stymy, freeze, blockade, hold on, bar, cease, barricade, hinder, stem, discontinue, contain, parry, kibosh, choke up, terminate, hold, quit, check

    Antonyms:
    start, start up, get going, go

  15. stop, stop over(verb)

    interrupt a trip

    Synonyms:
    block, kibosh, quit, blockade, arrest, block off, end, stop over, hold back, finish, lay over, lay off, terminate, barricade, stop, check, break, give up, bar, halt, cease, block up, discontinue, hold on, intercept, turn back, break off, contain

    Antonyms:
    start, start up, get going, go

  16. stop(verb)

    cause to stop

    Synonyms:
    block, kibosh, quit, blockade, arrest, block off, end, stop over, hold back, finish, lay off, terminate, barricade, check, break, give up, bar, halt, cease, block up, discontinue, hold on, intercept, turn back, break off, contain

    Antonyms:
    get going, start up, start, go

  17. break, break off, discontinue, stop(verb)

    prevent completion

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, give way, arrest, soften, reveal, cut off, develop, give up, unwrap, conk out, block up, hold on, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, barricade, kibosh, bar, discover, chip, terminate, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, finish, interrupt, break short, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, chip off, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, cut short, let on, get around, cease, blockade, wear out, cave in, break-dance, break up, check, hold back, lay off, give out, break in, quit, give, split up, block, better, burst, go bad, breach, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, intercept, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, break down, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, contain, kick downstairs, knap, part, infract, turn back, fail, come apart, bankrupt, block off, come off, expose, break, stop over, discontinue, end, intermit, halt, wear

    Antonyms:
    get going, go, start, start up

  18. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back(verb)

    hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

    Synonyms:
    ensure, hold on, hold in, bar, collar, jibe, incorporate, tick off, control, carry, fit, gibe, run off, hold, moderate, cop, learn, checker, barricade, check out, mark off, retain, stop, pick up, condition, double back, assure, finish, tally, comprise, reverse, return, suss out, kibosh, check off, check over, stop over, match, check up on, cease, look into, ascertain, mark, insure, regress, forbear, go over, check, train, arrest, hold back, lay off, retrovert, quit, chase away, hold off, take, conceal, halt, block, catch, find out, see, discipline, terminate, wait, drive off, get, give up, nail, backtrack, intercept, revert, correspond, curb, restrain, keep, drive away, keep back, check into, blockade, contain, invert, bear, determine, nab, dispel, retard, crack, turn back, watch, block off, break off, see to it, break, discontinue, end, block up, tick, chequer, drive out, apprehend, agree, delay

    Antonyms:
    get going, start, go, start up

  19. intercept, stop(verb)

    seize on its way

    Synonyms:
    intercept, block, kibosh, quit, blockade, arrest, block off, contain, end, stop over, wiretap, hold back, lay off, tap, terminate, barricade, finish, check, break, bug, give up, bar, halt, cease, block up, discontinue, hold on, stop, break off, turn back

    Antonyms:
    go, start, start up, get going

  20. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease(verb)

    have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

    Synonyms:
    eat up, block up, complete, sack, halt, can, arrest, give up, finish up, block off, hold back, end, give the axe, finish, block, displace, polish off, lay off, turn back, stop over, break off, break, fetch up, fire, land up, stop, blockade, hold on, wind up, bar, cease, barricade, discontinue, contain, end up, force out, give notice, kibosh, give the sack, intercept, dismiss, terminate, send away, quit, check

    Antonyms:
    go, start, start up, get going

  21. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar(verb)

    render unsuitable for passage

    Synonyms:
    debar, block up, banish, lug, cease, immobilize, seal off, relegate, obturate, hold on, give up, jam, arrest, block off, close up, end, blank out, freeze, finish, obstruct, terminate, deflect, parry, embarrass, hold back, kibosh, lay off, draw a blank, stop over, hinder, break, impede, block, shut off, forget, exclude, stop, stuff, stymy, break off, turn back, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, discontinue, halt, contain, close off, barricado, choke up, intercept, stymie, quit, check

    Antonyms:
    get going, start up, go, start

  22. hold on, stop(verb)

    stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

    Synonyms:
    block up, stop over, halt, hang on, hang in, give up, arrest, block off, hold back, end, finish, keep, lay off, turn back, grasp, hold the line, break off, break, block, stop, blockade, hold on, bar, cease, barricade, persist, discontinue, contain, persevere, kibosh, intercept, terminate, quit, check

    Antonyms:
    start, start up, get going, go

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stop

    To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," Lyte Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Editors Contribution

  1. avast

    a command to stop or desist

    young man avast

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. STOP

    Synonyms:
    Sonotherapy for the Treatment of Peripheral vascular disease;PharmaSonics, Inc


Translations for stop

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • stop, halte, punt, stilhouAfrikaans
  • مَوْقِف, وَقْفَة, أَوْقَفَ, تَوَقَّفَ, وَقَفَ, قفArabic
  • dayanacaqAzerbaijani
  • прыпы́нак, спыня́цца, спыні́ццаBelarusian
  • спи́рка, спи́рам, спра, прекратя́вамBulgarian
  • punt, parada, oclusiva, aturar, deixar, pararCatalan, Valencian
  • zastávka, ukončit, zůstat, zastavit, pobývat, skončitCzech
  • stoppested, stoppe, standseDanish
  • Stopper, Busstopp, Stoppball, Haltestelle, Punkt, Stopp, stoppen, aufhören, stehen bleiben, beenden, stopfen, anhalten, haltGerman
  • στάση, στοπ, παύω, σταματώ, τελειώνωGreek
  • haltejoEsperanto
  • parada, paradero, parar, dejar, deténgaseSpanish
  • peatusEstonian
  • ایستگاه, ماندن, نگه داشتن, ایستادن, درنگ كردن, بستن, بازداشتن, بازایستادنPersian
  • pysäytyslyönti, piste, seisake, pysäkki, stoppari, keskeytys, lopettaa, loppua, pysähtyä, pysäyttääFinnish
  • arrêt, occlusive, ammorti, arrêter, s'arrêter, cesser, arrêtezFrench
  • stûkjeWestern Frisian
  • stad, stopIrish
  • casg, crìochnaich, fan, leig seachad, cuir crìoch air, stadScottish Gaelic
  • עָצַר, גמר, נגמר, סתםHebrew
  • ठहरना, रुकना, रोकनाHindi
  • megálló, megállít, abbamarad, megszűnik, megáll, abbahagyHungarian
  • դադար, կանգառ, վերջանալ, դադարել, կանգնել, կանգ առնելArmenian
  • hentiIndonesian
  • punto, pulsante di arresto, fermata, registro, occlusiva, fermare, smettere, fermarsi, far smettere, stopItalian
  • 停留所, バス停, 止める, 止まる, 留まる, 停止Japanese
  • გაჩერება, დადგომაGeorgian
  • 정류장, 구치다, 정지하다, 멈추다, 서다, 그치다, 그만Korean
  • sekinîn, sekinandin, rawestandin, rawestînKurdish
  • inhibeo, absisto, consistere, detineo, quiesco, desinere, sistere, desistere, cesso, cohibeo, subsistoLatin
  • stotelėLithuanian
  • punkts, pietura, apstātiesLatvian
  • taunga, komutu, tiriwā, purupuru, tūMāori
  • постојка, застанува, застанеMacedonian
  • perhentian, hentiMalay
  • ရပ်Burmese
  • holdeplassNorwegian
  • komma, occlusief, pauze, halte, puntkomma, register, stopper, stop, dubbele punt, punt, langsgaan, stoppen, blijven, deppen, stilstaan, aanhouden, verblijven, beëindigen, afbreken, ophouden, halthoudenDutch
  • przystanek, zatrzymać się, zatrzymaćPolish
  • oclusiva, parada, interrupção, ponto final, ponto, plosiva, obstáculo, tapar, parar, deixar, passar, tamparPortuguese
  • sayayQuechua
  • minge stopată, punct, stop, oclusivă, opri, terminaRomanian
  • остано́в, остано́вка, кла́пан, взрывно́й согла́сный, знак препина́ния, сто́пор, ограничи́тель, останови́ться, заткну́ть, переста́ть, прекрати́ть, останови́ть, прекрати́ться, остана́вливаться, прекраща́ть, остана́вливать, прекраща́ться, затыка́ть, перестава́ть, остановиться, стоять, стопRussian
  • станица, stanica, stajalište, стајалиште, zaustavljati, заустављати, зауставити, zaustavitiSerbo-Croatian
  • zastávka, zastaviť, prerušiť, prestaťSlovak
  • postaja, ustaviti, ustavljatiSlovene
  • stopp, hållplats, punkt, stoppboll, klusil, avbryta, stanna, sluta, upphöra, stoppa, haltSwedish
  • ఉండు, ఆగు, ఆపుTelugu
  • หยุด, ป้ายรถเมล์Thai
  • tigilTagalog
  • durak, mola, durmak, durdurmak, kesmek, durTurkish
  • зупи́нка, зупини́тися, зупиня́тисяUkrainian
  • رکناUrdu
  • bến xe, dừng lạiVietnamese
  • aresterWalloon

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