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If you'd rather live surrounded by pristine objects than by the traces of happy memories, stay focused on tangible things. Otherwise, stop fixating on stuff you can touch and start caring about stuff that touches you.
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Meaning of "stop" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STOP

From Old English stoppian (unattested), as in forstoppian to plug the ear, ultimately from Late Latin stuppāre to stop with a tow, from Latin stuppa tow, from Greek stuppē.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STOP

stop  [stɒp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STOP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stop is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb stop in English.

WHAT DOES STOP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of stop in the English dictionary

The first definition of stop in the dictionary is to cease from doing or being ; discontinue. Other definition of stop is to cause to halt or to come to a halt. Stop is also to prevent the continuance or completion of.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STOP

PRESENT

Present
I stop
you stop
he/she/it stops
we stop
you stop
they stop
Present continuous
I am stopping
you are stopping
he/she/it is stopping
we are stopping
you are stopping
they are stopping
Present perfect
I have stopped
you have stopped
he/she/it has stopped
we have stopped
you have stopped
they have stopped
Present perfect continuous
I have been stopping
you have been stopping
he/she/it has been stopping
we have been stopping
you have been stopping
they have been stopping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I stopped
you stopped
he/she/it stopped
we stopped
you stopped
they stopped
Past continuous
I was stopping
you were stopping
he/she/it was stopping
we were stopping
you were stopping
they were stopping
Past perfect
I had stopped
you had stopped
he/she/it had stopped
we had stopped
you had stopped
they had stopped
Past perfect continuous
I had been stopping
you had been stopping
he/she/it had been stopping
we had been stopping
you had been stopping
they had been stopping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will stop
you will stop
he/she/it will stop
we will stop
you will stop
they will stop
Future continuous
I will be stopping
you will be stopping
he/she/it will be stopping
we will be stopping
you will be stopping
they will be stopping
Future perfect
I will have stopped
you will have stopped
he/she/it will have stopped
we will have stopped
you will have stopped
they will have stopped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been stopping
you will have been stopping
he/she/it will have been stopping
we will have been stopping
you will have been stopping
they will have been stopping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would stop
you would stop
he/she/it would stop
we would stop
you would stop
they would stop
Conditional continuous
I would be stopping
you would be stopping
he/she/it would be stopping
we would be stopping
you would be stopping
they would be stopping
Conditional perfect
I would have stop
you would have stop
he/she/it would have stop
we would have stop
you would have stop
they would have stop
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been stopping
you would have been stopping
he/she/it would have been stopping
we would have been stopping
you would have been stopping
they would have been stopping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you stop
we let´s stop
you stop
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to stop
Past participle
stopped
Present Participle
stopping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STOP


atop
əˈtɒp
blacktop
ˈblækˌtɒp
cooktop
ˈkʊkˌtɒp
countertop
ˈkaʊntətɒp
desktop
ˈdɛskˌtɒp
hardtop
ˈhɑːdˌtɒp
hilltop
ˈhɪltɒp
laptop
ˈlæpˌtɒp
nonstop
ˈnɒnˈstɒp
open-top
ˈəʊpənˌtɒp
out-top
ˌaʊtˈtɒp
over-the-top
ˌəʊvəðəˈtɒp
ragtop
ˈræɡtɒp
ripstop
ˈrɪpˌstɒp
rooftop
ˈruːfˌtɒp
shortstop
ˈʃɔːtˌstɒp
stovetop
ˈstəʊvˌtɒp
tiptop
ˌtɪpˈtɒp
top
tɒp
treetop
ˈtriːtɒp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STOP

stoozing
stop at nothing
stop bath
stop button
stop chorus
stop consonant
stop down
stop log
stop off
stop order
stop out
stop payment
stop plank
stop press
stop sign
stop the show
stop thrust
stop time
stop-and-go
stop-and-start

WORDS THAT END LIKE STOP

big top
bikini top
bus stop
crop top
f-stop
flat top
full stop
mountain top
netop
one-stop
over the top
pit stop
red-top
soft top
T-stop
table top
tank top
transit stop
tube top
up top

Synonyms and antonyms of stop in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STOP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stop» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stop

Translation of «stop» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STOP

Find out the translation of stop to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stop» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

停止
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

parada
570 millions of speakers

English

stop
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रुकें
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَوَقُّفَ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

остановка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

parada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বন্ধ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

arrêt
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berhenti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Halt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

中止
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

멈춤
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mungkasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự dừng lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிறுத்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थांबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sosta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przerwa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зупинка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a se opri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στάση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppehåll
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stopp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stop

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STOP»

The term «stop» is very widely used and occupies the 1.089 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STOP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stop

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «STOP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stop.
1
Laurie Halse Anderson
I wish America would stop judging and criticizing teens and instead, try to understand the battles they have to fight every day.
2
Mario Andretti
If a neighbor is killed in a car accident, do you sell your car and stop driving?
3
Jean Baudrillard
It only takes a politician believing in what he says for the others to stop believing him.
4
Evan Bayh
You now have six-year campaigns for the Senate - you never stop running. It's not uncommon for a member of the Senate to have a fundraising breakfast, a fundraising lunch and a fundraising dinner, and then when the Senate breaks for the week to go home, more fundraisers. And that's driven by the cost of campaigning.
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Martha Beck
If you'd rather live surrounded by pristine objects than by the traces of happy memories, stay focused on tangible things. Otherwise, stop fixating on stuff you can touch and start caring about stuff that touches you.
6
Yehuda Berg
At any given moment, it's not about where we are supposed to be. It's about what work, which relationship, what decision I take. Every moment counts. Every decision counts. And if we look at our decisions in life as such, we stop battling and start winning.
7
John Boehner
The American people are screaming at the top of their lungs to Washington, 'Stop! stop the spending, stop the job-killing policies.' And yet, Democrats in Washington refuse to listen to the American people.
8
Jim Bunning
The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard.
9
Lizzy Caplan
I think I get way too much credit for making what people consider to be smart choices, but it's only because I made a decision to stop worrying about making money. I had done network sitcoms. I had a nest egg.
10
Kris Carr
If I let a blue mood run rampant, before I know it I'm obsessing about the color of the satin lining in my coffin - will it match my dress? That's when I feel like Alice in Cancerland falling down the rabbit hole and just have to stop.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STOP»

Discover the use of stop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
Stretching from the early 70s through to the present day, this is the definitive history of hip-hop. It will be essential reading for all DJs, B-Boys, MCs and anyone with an interest in American history.
Jeff Chang, 2011
2
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
In this classic work, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas that you can put to work today. It is a book packed with lessons that will last a lifetime and make that lifetime happier!
Dale Carnegie, 2010
3
Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation
A step-by-step introduction to the craft skills of model animation covers story development, model making, creating sets and props, the mechanics of movement, filming, and post production.
Susannah Shaw, 2008
4
Basics Animation 04: Stop-motion
Students will learn to use and exploit the particular types of movement, characters and stories that characterise stop-motion. The book is packed with tips and suggestions to help you get the most out of your own stop-motion films.
Barry Purves, 2010
5
Next Stop: Growing Up Wild-Style in the Bronx
This book honors the memories of those who died. At times heartbreakingly sad and brutal, Next Stop shares with a whole new generation the insights and hard lessons Ivan learned.
Ivan Sanchez, 2008
6
Stop Eating Your Heart Out: The 21-Day Program to Free ...
Compulsive overeating is conquerable. If you, or anyone you love, want freedom from emotional eating, this book is for you.
Meryl Hershey Beck, 2012
7
The New York City Police Department's Stop & Frisk ...
Canvasses 3 different perspectives on "stop and frisk" (S&F) police activity in NY City.
Eliot Spitzer, 1999
8
Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right
In this third edition of his acclaimed book, Jason Osipa teaches you his secrets for breathing life and drama into animated characters through the face.
Jason Osipa, 2010
9
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back when ...
Discusses the signs and symptoms of borderline personality disorder and explains how the families and friends of patients can cope with BPD behavior while taking care of themselves.
Paul T. Mason (M.S.), Randi Kreger, 2010
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The art of stop-motion animation
Describes the history and techniques of stop-motion animation.
Ken A. Priebe, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STOP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stop is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Man On Train Misses His Stop, So He Pulls Emergency Release To …
As a subway train left the L'Enfant Plaza station in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, a man on board realized he had just missed his stop. Instead of doing what ... «NPR, Jul 15»
2
NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Numbers Questioned
The New York Police Department may not be accurately reporting the number of stop-and-frisk encounters, casting doubt on the extent of the decline in the ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Mercedes 'dummy' pit stop: Teams warned move is against rules
Formula 1 teams are to be warned they face penalties if they repeat the "dummy" pit stop used by Mercedes during the British Grand Prix. Mercedes sent their ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
4
Stop & Shop parent to purchase owner of Hannaford; brands to …
The global parent company of Stop & Shop has agreed to buy the owner of Hannaford for $10.4 billion, a move that will cut costs for two supermarket giants that ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»
5
Parents of Stop & Shop, Hannaford said to be in merger talks
A multibillion-dollar merger between the owners of Hannaford and Stop & Shop could have one small sticking point: Massachusetts. Shareholders were ... «Boston Globe, May 15»
6
Police can't extend traffic stop to wait for sniffing dogs, justices say
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may not drag out a routine traffic stop in order to buy time for a dog to search the vehicle for drugs. “A police stop ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
7
Street stops by Chicago police far surpass New York, ACLU finds
Chicago police made street stops at a far higher rate last summer than New York City cops did at the height of their controversial stop-and-frisk policy, a newly ... «Chicago Tribune, Mar 15»
8
Stop and search: Police 'must record vehicle stops'
Mr Otter said: "Too many police leaders and officers still don't seem to understand the impact that the use of powers to stop and search people can have on the ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
9
Michelle Rodriguez -- Note to Minorities ... STOP STEALING WHITE …
Michelle Rodriguez has a different take in the lack of diversity in Hollywood ... she thinks it's ridiculous to make things right by making superheros less white. «TMZ.com, Feb 15»
10
"Stop whining" 911 operator out of job
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A 911 dispatcher who told a 13-year-old girl to "stop whining" as her father lay dying in a hit-and-run crash on a Maryland highway is out of ... «CBS News, Feb 15»

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