To stop off

To stop off
Stop Stop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stopping}.] [OE. stoppen, AS. stoppian (in comp.); akin to LG. & D. stoppen, G. stopfen, Icel. stoppa, Sw. stoppa, Dan. stoppe; all probably fr. LL. stopare, stupare, fr. L. stuppa the coarse part of flax, tow, oakum. Cf. {Estop}, {Stuff}, {Stupe} a fomentation.] 1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage. [1913 Webster]

3. To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood. [1913 Webster]

4. To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity. [1913 Webster]

Whose disposition all the world well knows Will not be rubbed nor stopped. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mus.) To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part. [1913 Webster]

6. To point, as a composition; to punctuate. [R.] [1913 Webster]

If his sentences were properly stopped. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

7. (Naut.) To make fast; to stopper. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To obstruct; hinder; impede; repress; suppress; restrain; discontinue; delay; interrupt. [1913 Webster]

{To stop off} (Founding), to fill (a part of a mold) with sand, where a part of the cavity left by the pattern is not wanted for the casting.

{To stop the mouth}. See under {Mouth}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stop off (at …) — ˌstop ˈoff (at/in…) derived to make a short visit somewhere during a trip in order to do sth • We stopped off at a hotel for the night. • Try to stop off for at least an hour to explore the medieval town. Main entry: ↑stopderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop off (in …) — ˌstop ˈoff (at/in…) derived to make a short visit somewhere during a trip in order to do sth • We stopped off at a hotel for the night. • Try to stop off for at least an hour to explore the medieval town. Main entry: ↑stopderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop-off — stop′ off or stop′off n. stopover • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • stop-off — /stop awf , of /, n. stopover. Also, stopoff. [1865 70; n. use of v. phrase stop off] * * * …   Universalium

  • stop off — stop at a place for a short time while going somewhere We decided to stop off in New York City on our way to Egypt …   Idioms and examples

  • stop off (or over) — pay a short visit en route to one s destination. → stop …   English new terms dictionary

  • stop off — ► stop off (or over) pay a short visit en route to one s ultimate destination. Main Entry: ↑stop …   English terms dictionary

  • stop|off — «STOP F, OF», noun. U.S. Informal. a stopover …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop off — transitive verb 1. : to fill in solid (a part of a mold) where a part of the cavity left by a pattern is not wanted for the casting 2. : to stop out * * * stop off, stop over, stop in or (N American) stop by To break one s journey, pay a visit to …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop-off — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from stop off, v. : the act, privilege, or an instance of making a stopover II. adjective Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop off — v. (D; intr.) to stop off at (we all stopped off at a bar) * * * [ stɒp ɒf] (D; intr.) to stop off at (we all stop offped off at a bar) …   Combinatory dictionary

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