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stopper

  

      n  
1      (Also called)    stopple   a plug or bung for closing a bottle, pipe, duct, etc.  
2    a person or thing that stops or puts an end to something  
3      (Bridge)      another name for       stop       39  
      vb  
4    tr     (Also)    stopple   to close or fit with a stopper  


show stopper  
      n  
Informal   a stage act, etc., that receives so much applause as to interrupt the performance  
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stop  
      vb   , stops, stopping, stopped  
1    to cease from doing or being (something); discontinue  
stop talking     
2    to cause (something moving) to halt or (of something moving) to come to a halt  
to stop a car, the car stopped     
3    tr   to prevent the continuance or completion of  
to stop a show     
4    tr; often foll by: from   to prevent or restrain  
to stop George from fighting     
5    tr   to keep back  
to stop supplies to the navy     
6    tr   to intercept or hinder in transit  
to stop a letter     
7    tr; often foll by: up   to block or plug, esp. so as to close  
to stop up a pipe     
8    tr; often foll by: up   to fill a hole or opening in  
to stop up a wall     
9    tr   to staunch or stem  
to stop a wound     
10    tr   to instruct a bank not to honour (a cheque)  
11    tr   to deduct (money) from pay  
12    tr     (Brit)   to provide with punctuation  
13    tr     (Boxing)   to beat (an opponent) either by a knockout or a technical knockout  
14    tr  
Informal   to receive (a blow, hit, etc.)  
15    intr   to stay or rest  
we stopped at the Robinsons' for three nights     
16    tr  
Rare   to defeat, beat, or kill  
17    tr     (Music)  
a    to alter the vibrating length of (a string on a violin, guitar, etc.) by pressing down on it at some point with the finger  
b    to alter the vibrating length of an air column in a wind instrument by closing (a finger hole, etc.)  
c    to produce (a note) in this manner  
18    tr   to place a hand inside (the bell of a French horn) to alter the tone colour and pitch or play (a note) on a French horn in such a manner  
19      (Bridge)   to have a protecting card or winner in (a suit in which one's opponents are strong)  
20    stop at nothing   to be prepared to do anything; be unscrupulous or ruthless  
      n  
21    an arrest of movement or progress  
22    the act of stopping or the state of being stopped  
23    a place where something halts or pauses  
a bus stop     
24    a stay in or as if in the course of a journey  
25    the act or an instance of blocking or obstructing  
26    a plug or stopper  
27    a block, screw, or other device or object that prevents, limits, or terminates the motion of a mechanism or moving part  
28      (Brit)   a punctuation mark, esp. a full stop  
29      (Also called)    stop thrust     (Fencing)   a counterthrust made without a parry in the hope that one's blade will touch before one's opponent's blade  
30       short for       stop payment       stop order  
31      (Music)  
a    the act of stopping the string, finger hole, etc., of an instrument  
b    a set of organ pipes or harpsichord strings that may be allowed to sound as a group by muffling or silencing all other such sets  
c    a knob, lever, or handle on an organ, etc., that is operated to allow sets of pipes to sound  
d    an analogous device on a harpsichord or other instrument with variable registers, such as an electrophonic instrument  
32    pull out all the stops  
a    to play at full volume  
b    to spare no effort  
33      (Austral)   a stud on a football boot  
34    the angle between the forehead and muzzle of a dog or cat, regarded as a point in breeding  
35      (Nautical)   a short length of line or small stuff used as a tie, esp. for a furled sail  
36      (Also called)    stop consonant     (Phonetics)   any of a class of consonants articulated by first making a complete closure at some point of the vocal tract and then releasing it abruptly with audible plosion. Stops include the labials (p, b), the alveolars or dentals (t, d), the velars (k, g)  
   Compare       continuant  
37      (Also called)    f-stop     (Photog)  
a    a setting of the aperture of a camera lens, calibrated to the corresponding f-number  
b       another name for       diaphragm       4  
38    a block or carving used to complete the end of a moulding  
39      (Also called)    stopper            (Bridge)   a protecting card or winner in a suit in which one's opponents are strong,   (See also)        stop down       stop off       stop out       stopover       stops  
     (C14: from Old English stoppian (unattested), as in forstoppian to plug the ear, ultimately from Late Latin stuppare to stop with a tow, from Latin stuppa tow, from Greek stuppe)  
  stoppable      adj  


show stopper  
      n  
Informal   a stage act, etc., that receives so much applause as to interrupt the performance  
stopper         
      n  
1      (Also called)    stopple   a plug or bung for closing a bottle, pipe, duct, etc.  
2    a person or thing that stops or puts an end to something  
3      (Bridge)      another name for       stop       39  
      vb  
4    tr     (Also)    stopple   to close or fit with a stopper  

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show stopper, stope, stopped, stopple

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