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stoppage

noun
     
stop‧page
1 [countable] a situation in which workers stop working for a short time as a protest:
time lost in disputes and stoppages
a work stoppage by government employees
2 [uncountable and countable] especially British English when something stops moving or happening:
We had five minutes of stoppage time (=extra time played in a sports match because of pauses) at the end of the first half.
3 [countable] something that blocks a tube or container:
an intestinal stoppage

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