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noun [countable]     stop pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a place where you stop on a trip

    The president’s first stop on his tour will be Honolulu.

    If you need an overnight stop near Santa Fe, this is an ideal place.

    make a stop:

    The bus will make an additional stop in Fargo.

    1. a.
      a period when you stop on a trip

      After a brief stop for coffee, we were on our way.

    2. b.
      a place where a bus or train stops for passengers to get on or off

      I’m getting off at the next stop.

  2. 2
    one of the parts on an organ that you push or pull in order to control the level of sound
  3. 3
    linguistics a consonant sound produced by stopping and then starting the flow of air through your mouth
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