characterized by periodically enforced stops, as caused by heavy traffic or traffic signals:
- 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.”
noun 1. (NZ) an embankment to prevent flooding
noun, Photography. 1. an acid bath or rinse for stopping the action of a developer before fixing a negative or print. noun 1. a weakly acidic solution used in photographic processing to stop the action of a developer on a film, plate, or paper before the material is immersed in fixer
noun 1. a strip of molding along the inside of a window frame for holding a sliding sash.