(informal) the practice of taking advantage of an introductory interest-free period offered by a credit-card company to borrow money for investment elsewhere, esp in a high-interest account
verb (used with object), stopped or (Archaic) stopt; stopping. 1. to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running. 2. to cause to cease; put an end to: to stop noise in the street. 3. to interrupt, arrest, or check (a course, proceeding, process, etc.): Stop your work just a minute. 4. to cut […]
- Stop-action photography
[stop-ak-shuh n] /ˈstɒpˈæk ʃən/ noun, Movies. 1. stop motion (def 1).
adjective 1. characterized by periodically enforced stops, as caused by heavy traffic or traffic signals: stop-and-go traffic.
- Stop at nothing
Do everything in one’s power, be prevented by no obstacle, as in She’ll stop at nothing to get her revenge. This expression was first recorded in John Dryden’s Aurengzebe (1676): “The World is made for the bold impious man; Who stops at nothing, seizes all he can.”