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stall in Transport topic

stallstall2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]TT if an engine or vehicle stalls, or if you stall it, it stops because there is not enough power or speed to keep it going 🔊 The car kept stalling. 🔊 An inexperienced pilot may easily stall a plane.2 [intransitive] informalDELAY to deliberately delay because you are not ready to do something, answer questions etc 🔊 Quit stalling and answer my question! 🔊 He was just stalling for time.3 [transitive] informalPREVENT to make someone wait or stop something from happening until you are ready 🔊 Maybe we can stall the sale until the prices go up. 🔊 We’ve got to stall him somehow.4 [intransitive] to stop making progress or developing 🔊 While his career has stalled, hers has taken off.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stall• Bond was trying to gain altitude when his plane stalled.• Trade negotiations have stalled.• And passenger service growth has stalled.• More ominously, the effort to halt the nuclear spread could also stall.• Quit stalling and tell me where she is.• The risk of casual overtime is that production stalls because not enough people volunteer when needed.• City officials have slowed the development by stalling building permits for the area.• Thus, the 1985 proclamation of privatisation had largely stalled by 1989 for lack of buyers.• Dad's coming! Stall him for a minute while I hide this.• I'm not ready to talk to him yet - go out there and see if you can stall him.• The report comes as legislation to curb lawsuits and cap damages has stalled in Congress.• The government has long stalled on both fronts.• Privatization has stalled since the parliamentary election last December.• Many consumers are stalling the purchase of new cars.• Traffic had stalled to a stop because an oil truck was making a delivery, so the road was one lane wide.stalling for time• He was obviously stalling for time.• Management seems to be stalling for time on the new contracts.