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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystop up
he/she/itstops up
present participlestopping up
past tensestopped up
past participlestopped up
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a sink or bathtub stops up, water will not empty out because the pipes are full of something that should not be there
  2. 2
    [transitive] same as stop1 (sense 6)

    We need to stop up that hole.

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