Learn how to say Stops correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word stop:
verb (stops, stopping, stopped)
1 [no object] (of an event, action, or process) come to an end; cease to happen:
his laughter stopped as quickly as it had begun
the rain had stopped and the clouds had cleared
[with present participle] cease to perform a specified action or have a specified experience:
she stopped giggling
he stopped work for tea
[with present participle] abandon a specified practice or habit:
I’ve stopped eating meat
stop moving or operating:
he stopped to look at the view
my watch has stopped
(of a bus or train) call at a designated place to pick up or set down passengers:
main-line trains stop at platform 7
British informal stay somewhere for a short time:
you’ll have to stop the night
2 [with object] cause (an action, process, or event) to come to an end:
this harassment has got to be stopped
prevent (an action or event) from happening:
a security guard was killed trying to stop a raid
prevent or dissuade (someone) from continuing in an activity or achieving an aim:
a campaign is under way to stop the bombers
[with object and present participle] prevent (someone or something) from performing a specified action or undergoing a specified experience:
several attempts were made to stop him giving evidence
you can’t stop me from getting what I want
cause or order to cease moving or operating:
he stopped his car by the house
police were given powers to stop and search suspects
informal be hit by (a bullet).
instruct a bank to withhold payment on (a cheque):
he grew nervous about the deal and asked his bank manager to stop the cheque
refuse to supply as usual; withhold or deduct:
they stopped the strikers’ wages
Boxing defeat (an opponent) by a knockout:
he was stopped in the sixth by Tyson
pinch back (a plant).
3 [with object] block or close up (a hole or leak):
he tried to stop the hole with the heel of his boot
the stile has been stopped up
British dated put a filling in (a tooth).
block the mouth of (a fox’s earth) prior to a hunt.
plug the upper end of (an organ pipe), giving a note an octave lower.
obtain the required pitch from (the string of a violin or similar instrument) by pressing at the appropriate point with the finger.
make (a rope) fast with a stopper.
4 [no object] West Indian be or behave in a particular way:
‘Why was she so?’ ‘I don’t know, you know how dem old people stop.’
[with complement] remain in a particular state or condition:
he said I mustn’t stop barefooted, so I had to buy a pair of new shoes
1a cessation of movement or operation:
all business came to a stop
there were constant stops and changes of pace
a break or halt during a journey:
allow an hour or so for driving and as long as you like for stops
the flight landed for a refuelling stop
a place designated for a bus or train to halt and pick up or set down passengers:
the bus was pulling up at her stop
an object or part of a mechanism which is used to prevent something from moving:
the shelves have special stops to prevent them from being pulled out too far
British dated a punctuation mark, especially a full stop.
used in telegrams to indicate a full stop:
MEET YOU AT THE AIRPORT STOP
Phonetics a consonant produced with complete closure of the vocal tract:
a bilabial stop
Bridge a high card that prevents the opponents from establishing a particular suit; a control:
if West bids 3♥ now, this will show a heart stop
Nautical a short length of rope used to secure something; a stopper.
2a set of organ pipes of a particular tone and range of pitch.
(also stop knob) a knob, lever, or similar device in an organ or harpsichord which brings into play a set of pipes or strings of a particular tone and range of pitch.
3 Photography the effective diameter of a lens.
a device for reducing the effective diameter of a lens.
a unit of change of relative aperture or exposure (with a reduction of one stop equivalent to halving it).
pull out all the stops
make a very great effort to achieve something:
we pulled out all the stops to meet the deadline
do something very elaborately or on a grand scale:
they gave a Christmas party and pulled out all the stops
[with reference to the stops of an organ]
put a stop to
cause to end:
she would have to put a stop to all this nonsense
stop at nothing
be utterly ruthless or determined in one’s attempt to achieve something:
he would stop at nothing to retain his power
stop one’s ears
put one’s fingers in one’s ears to avoid hearing something:
I stopped my ears but I still heard her cry