Stall Stall, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stalled} (st[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stalling}.] [Cf. Sw. stalla, Dan. stalde.] 1. To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox. [1913 Webster]

Where King Latinus then his oxen stalled. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To fatten; as, to stall cattle. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

3. To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart. --Burton. [1913 Webster]

His horses had been stalled in the snow. --E. E. Hale. [1913 Webster]

5. To forestall; to anticipate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

This is not to be stall'd by my report. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

6. To keep close; to keep secret. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Stall this in your bosom. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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