a stopper, especially for a bottle.
verb (used with object), stoppled, stoppling.
to close or fit with a stopple.
- Stop press
noun (Brit) 1. news items inserted into a newspaper after the printing has been started 2. the space regularly left blank for this
noun 1. the price at which a stop order is activated.
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 short
1. Also, stop one short. Check abruptly, as in When we tried to cross the street, the barrier stopped us short. [ Early 1300s ] 2. Cause someone to stop speaking, as in I was about to tell them the date when my father stopped me short. [ Late 1800s ] 3. stop short of. […]