stopstop2 ●●● S2 W3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 → come/roll/jerk/skid etc to a stop2 → come to a stop3 → bring something to a stop4 during journeySTOP something THAT IS HAPPENING a time or place when you stop during a journey for a short time 🔊 Our first stop was Paris. 🔊 We’ll make a stop at the foot of the hill. 🔊 The trip includes an overnight stop in London.5 bus/trainTT a place where a bus or train regularly stops for people to get on and off 🔊 Our next stop will be York. 🔊 This is your stop, isn’t it?6 → put a stop to something7 → pull out all the stops8 money the action or fact of telling your bank not to pay an amount of money to someone 🔊 I put a stop on that check to the store.9 music a handle that you push in or out on an organ to control the amount of sound it produces10 consonantSL a consonant sound, like /p/ or /k/, that you make by stopping the flow of air completely and then suddenly letting it out of your mouth → full stop1
Examples from the Corpusstop• Our trip to Africa included a stop in the Serengeti.• An unshaven old man in a stained jacket comes to a stop beside us.• The crystal ensures that the interval between reset and stop is stable and accurate.• At Freeport, the Jones Beach stop, was the mad dash for the bus.• If you're looking for ground-breaking mayhem, you got off at the wrong Greyhound stop.• We need to get off at the next stop.• I'm getting off at the next stop.• Excuse me, could you tell me what the next stop is?• Having reached Aulef and taken on water, that night was a pit stop.make ... stop• It was launched last February amid great fanfare and made stops in six cities, staying at least a month in each.• He runs, he scores and he makes stops.• We'll make a stop in Hong Kong before returning home.• The company has yet to determine whether the buses also would make stops in Tempe, Coolidge or anywhere else.put a stop on• By the time they finally put a stop on her account, she was almost £20,000 in the red.• I'll have to put a stop on that check.